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Publisher's Summary

Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer. Inside, you'll learn:

  • The root behavior that causes all female attraction.
  • Why typical dating advice and pick up theory is counter-productive in the long-run.
  • How to overcome nervousness and anxiety around attractive women.
  • How any man can make himself appear attractive with a little time and effort.
  • The three keys to keeping conversations with women interesting and engaging.
  • How to discover the beliefs and attitudes that are sabotaging your success with women.
  • How to develop a genuine and joyful sense of humor.

And much more...

Please Note: This audiobook does not include any accompanying material.

©2011 Mark Manson (P)2011 Mark Manson

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awesome

best self help books I've ever read, really great if you're as stupid as I clearly am.

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Good book overall

Good book overall, but something about the narrators tone of voice made it hard to listen to. Maybe just me though!

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  • MW
  • 2019-03-28

Good book, narration was just OK

This is Mark Manson's attempt to narrate his own book. While he does a competent job, he is not a very stimulating reader and he makes the odd slip-up. Great content though.

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Focusses on important parts of dating

this book is a great read, focusses on the major self improvement methods to truly become attractive

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I wish they taught this shit in school

so many topics I wasn't sure about and I had nobody I could ask.

the world feels less cold to me now, through honesty I feel free by giving myself permission to be a man

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A book about authenticity

This is the book that brought me to Audible. I really liked the author's other books and enjoyed their tone. He is very down to earth and seeming like an average guy. During the lockdown I read a bunch of books on the topic of dating, attraction, and pick up. This book is the most authentic I have found. The author speaks about the other methods, and he also talks about what sort of quality you will attract by using those kind of methods. This is a must read for any young guy, I wish I had found this book years ago.

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Amazing !

Wow. Great book. Greaaat book ! Everything is on point. Great narration. I recommend reading it.

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Seriously one of the best books I've ever read

This is the only book you need if you struggle with women and have a hard time finding your place as a man. Everything is in there. It is healthy, it is respectful, there's no bullshit short term solution, it digs deep and it digs well. It's also gonna hurt, which is exactly the point. But if you're willing to go through pain and look at yourself in a mirror, then great things are bound to happen. Go for it.

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Finally a wholesome book on pickup

This book is less about picking up girls and more about self improvement. It stood out to me that this author immediately rejected some of the more sexist strategies from "The Game." He tells you that it's okay to lose. He gives advice on being vulnerable and being yourself, which will make your game better but ultimately make you enjoy yourself.
His best tips include:
-How to be honest, by being vulnerable
-How to increase your attractiveness by being "non-needy," which is his way of saying "Respect yourself."
-some general dating tips and wholesome advice

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Listen and learn. Take the goods and doubt the uglies

Informative and well punctuated info. Well worth the money and time. You wont regret it

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  • Carrie Beals
  • 2018-08-03

Narration has been updated - it’s great!

I was almost turned away because of the reviews warning against the author’s narration. Looks like he took their advice and hired a pro. Austin does a great job. This is a fantastic book!

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  • Darryl
  • 2017-05-24

Great book for any "Needy" guy in relationships!

Outstanding book Mark, not only have you taught me to be more self aware of how I interact with women, but your book has educated me to in-power my me by improving my self image! My existing girl friend had notice positive changes immediately once I started reading your book!

Thank you Mark, I really appreciate your outstanding knowledge specifically when it comes to understanding the opposite sex!

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  • Wu_Banga 117
  • 2017-04-03

its just good!

its like a friend's uncle just kicked knowledge for some hours and it was all stuff that you could relate to and/or understand. its not read as well as "the subtle art of not giving a f" but that also makes it easier to relate to the narrator...who happens to be the author. It wasn't underwhelming at all to me because none of what he said sounded contrived or like something somebody says to just sound like they know it all. Alot of it is just encouragement/reassurance but don't let that stop you, because it might be new to you. Things I've been told before or have come to realize, Mark talks about. But for me that was cool because its like I get to have somebody remind me, that being realistic and doubting myself are NOT the same thing. I hope this helps.

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  • 402266
  • 2016-12-05

I like that he had trouble narrating.

This is a book about fear, growth and building yourself so that the life outside of you is that way that you want. Is about running towards a mixture of failure and success, because that is the only way big successes will come about.

The author's narration was sometimes troubled. He was always easy to understand, but he often sounded like your buddy at a dive bar telling you his discovery about dating.

And that is the point.

He isn't perfect and polished the whole way, because he isn't afraid to screw up. If Simon Vance were narrating this would get an Audie, but probably not change as many lives. As it is, this is the book I needed right now. Not for dating insights or style tips, but a kick in the ass to go pursue the life that I want.

tl;dr: GET THIS BOOK!!

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  • Peter
  • 2020-01-01

A fapping book

Apparently, the author got into so many women's pants in his early ears, that he didn't have time to masturbate. To make up for that lost opportunity, he wrote this book.

Most men reading this book are doing so because they're in the opposite situation as the author. That the author pretends to understand their situation, and that he thinks they're problem is the same problem he had (taking sex partnes so much for granted that he couldn't keep their names straight) is laughable. This is just so much self-congratulatory projection. The premise is that all it comes down to is attitude. Give it a pass. If "changing your attitude" was all it took, why was he so successful in his youth with his "bad attitude," why was he a walking herpes ad?

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  • David Andriani
  • 2019-07-27

The anti-PUA book

This is by far the best book on pickup I’ve ever read. Mark Manson offers an introspective look on how to conquer your own demons, start living a more attractive lifestyle, and tips to attract and be more attractive to the women you want to meet. Interestingly I also found a lot of parallels to how I interact with family friends and coworkers and I would even recommend this book for anyone who’s already in a relationship or even married because especially in the early chapters he talks about how certain types of incompatible people wind up feeding off their own insecurities and toxic relationships. Fascinating stuff! Best of all he talks about “the other pickup artists” and offers foundations on why those methods work, why people seek them, why they aren’t long term solutions, and why you may become a terrible narcissist if you study “game” too much. Seriously - man woman lgbtq - read this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-05-06

Just what I needed

I thought it was going to be a sleazy pick-up book. It turned out to be a long journey into self-discovery that I needed many years ago.

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  • Mark Speener
  • 2014-06-24

The content is great but the reader is awful

What did you like best about Models? What did you like least?

Models shows a great way for men to think about the world and their relationship with women. It really focuses on improving yourself.

Mark Manson read it himself. It sounds like it was recorded in front of his computer and he left all the misreads and stumbles in. I could hear mouse clicks and I'm pretty sure he got text messages while recording.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Manson’s performances?

No. Absolutely not. It was a 7 hour book recorded in 7 hours and a ton of mistakes left in. The negative listening experience definitely can overshadow the amazing content.

Did Models inspire you to do anything?

It inspired me to change the way I thought about my relationships with women.

Any additional comments?

Mark, please have this re-recorded with a pro reader.

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  • Kent Parks
  • 2020-06-27

It Was Everything It Was Cracked Up To Be

I was recommended this book by a dating coach that I spoke to recently and it delivered in every way that he said it would. The book's title doesn't really make sense to me as I think a more appropriate title would be 'Roles'. Mark did a subperp job of explaining what the roles of women and men are within a dating/romantic context. The author really acts in the role of a father through out the book and lays out what needs to happen from us and what needs to happen from women to be successful. There is no cheesy PUA lines in the book, it's just straight, honest talk which is what I think we all are looking for. The book helped me to imagine how the knowledge applies to me and my life individually and how I would act out the things he suggests within the context of my personality. I was truly impressed with Mark's concept of polarization! That was a completely new and fresh concept for me across the board. That one concept has invoked a whole new way of thinking and looking at things in life when it comes to relationships and people for me. This is the only book that I have ever written a review for and I decided to do so because I think this is a book every male should read.

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  • Everett Faraday
  • 2013-11-30

The narration kills all credibility

While I’m not against an author narrating his own book, there are instances like this one when it’s just a bad idea. Not to say that this author could have done at least an adequate job if he had made an effort. Instead, what the listener is brutally subjected to is an unedited, unrehearsed and haphazard attempt at reading the text. It’s reminiscent of a junior high school student fumbling through a presentation of a just finished report, which was copied out of an encyclopedia and never really comprehended. It’s a shame, because the content has value but the delivery completely ruins even the most robust of concepts. All credibility in the material is lost when it’s coming from a source that sells such a weakly produced product. In addition to the lack of editing or proofreading, the author seemed to not even have given it a listen before releasing it for sale. The copyright and legal disclaimer at the beginning is read and for some reason explained before launching into the first section, which begins by repeating the same thing. I feel bad that the author doesn’t have a coach, advisor or even friend that could have told him of that and other mistakes. Or maybe he just doesn’t care. Expecting people to pay for something so poorly rendered is just wrong. I’ve often found that complaints regarding narrators of audiobooks were a bit petty and based mostly on certain style preferences. However, this audiobook is in an entirely new and more severe category of bad productions. I think I’m being a bit generous in giving the content a B+, the writing a C-and the narration a D-.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-01-11

Amateurish recording

Maybe I should have paid more attention to reviews telling that the author keeps on criticizing players and pickup artists. This is really a boring part of the content. Moreover this audible version is really recorded amateurishly, with difference of sound quality and sometimes echo in the different chapters. This book also falls in the trap of repeating over and over its goal, instead of getting to the point. As if repeating that this method is the best would suddenly make it true. Honestly I fell out of the book and didn't finish it, because all these little defects were overpowering the content. Maybe with a professional recording and some editing of the text to remove comparisons to others methods it could have been good, but as is, it is just plain boring.

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  • Jeremy
  • 2020-09-30

nice

super livre à l'image des autres ouvrages de mark man son. pas mal de contenu réutilisable dans un contexte professionnel ou familial hors de tout cadre de séduction homme femme.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-10-07

Stunning part 1 and 2

I loved part Reality and Strategy: work on yourself, it will attract yourself and life along

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  • Quentin C.
  • 2019-08-08

a great alternative to PUA's obsolete strategies

great advises, that also help improving to a better self apart from attracting women. easy to listen, easy tricks to apply right away

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  • Kurox95
  • 2019-06-06

Well written book, not bad narration

The book is undeniably good but narration was somewhat monitonous and not as expressive with some reported speech. Then again it did manage to make me smile or giggle at times with pretty well calculated tones so i wouldn't say it's bad. Just could'vebeen better

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2019-04-06

Awesome book

i was freaking out about approaching women. Now I find that exciting. I recommend it