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The Rational Male

Written by: Rollo Tomassi
Narrated by: Sam Botta
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
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The Rational Male is a rational and pragmatic approach to intergender dynamics and the social and psychological underpinnings of intergender relations. The book is the compiled, 10-year core writing of author/blogger Rollo Tomassi from therationalmale.com.

Rollo Tomassi is one of the leading voices in the globally growing, male-focused online consortium known as the "Manosphere". Outlined are the concepts of positive masculinity, the feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions, and the core psychological theory behind game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Tomassi explains and outlines the principles of intergender social dynamics and foundational reasoning behind them.

©2013 George W. Miller (P)2016 George W. Miller

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If the medium is the message...

The narration needs work. I fell asleep a few times. Please consider a better voice for reading. Someone with more passion and dramatic flair? Or is that asking too much?

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who narrated?

it sounds like rollo or a robotic version of him, which is my worst critcisim

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Misfit Narration

The narration is, slow, robotic, and doesn't fit the material. Rollo should do it himself.

Past that, the Rational Male is essential reading for all men, especially young men, living in pathologically feminist societies.

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a struggle to listen to

Listening to this made me cringe. the content was ok, but it seemed like it was written by someone with a limited vocabulary.

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A real eye opener

Awesome book. Excellent job decoding female behaviour. I've already recommended it to several of my friends.

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Eye opening read.

"Red pill" is hard to swallow and if I was to read this book two years ago I would not have been ready to think of such ideas with an open mind. My experiences has hinted me that there was something wrong. I had to want to open my eyes to accept an alternate reality which is in its core just being rational, being unplugged from the constant conditioning you face.

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MUST read/listen for any ma

This is probably one of the best books/audiobooks that you can read or listen! awesome!

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Must read for every Man

Just to understand how much plugged or conditioned you are in today’s fem centric society and to understand what it truly means masculine and to rise above the conditioning this book is a must read , almost all women and some men will refute or even be offended by the topics discussed in this book , but it’s just biology , evolution and social conventions at play

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Knowledge + Experience = Wisdom

My relationship to the feminine growing up, through both an aggressive older sister and an LTR with a girl who is now a man-hating feminist, was one that caused me great instinctual disdain. No one really understood my grief when I pointed out hypocrisies such as how men are not allowed to defend themselves against increasingly violent women or how men are expected to provide, pay for everything, and lead the romance while simultaneously deferring power to women. All my grievances were laughed at, mainly because most young men around me had not experienced how nasty the feminine can get when it yields power over a submissive male.

When I studied evolution, psychology and neuroscience in my undergrad as part of a general science degree, I felt increasingly isolated from a society which seemed to lack all understanding of these concepts in the policies it enacted and the media it portrayed. As I got older I learned to greater trust my instincts and pursue what I knew deep down to be the right path, finding knowledge from scientific literature as well as wiser men that improved and refined my understanding of what really is happening all around us. I was on a path to understand why I was so submissive to females, because my instincts told me this wrong. It felt wrong deep down. Yet therapists, friends, and society at large told me that being submissive is just what some men are into, despite my full blown awareness of how much dysfunction and misery this was causing in my life.

Eventually my path took me to a Rollo Tomassi article. I didn't really get it at first. I considered some of his topics and went back to exploration elsewhere. But i kept finding myself coming back to his articles and now I decided to get the book. I feel like after years of searching and unhappiness, the universe threw me a huge bone with this one. It would have taken years more of reading the literature and possibly decades of experience to put together this understanding. I look back at my behaviour in the past and laugh, sometimes cringe, with my new understanding. I had no idea how blind i was. There have been wonderful sources of insight prior to Rollo, and many will come after, as learning is lifelong, but this is a chance for insight you don't want to miss. 5/5.

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An encyclopedia on intersexual dynamics

Encyclopedic in its breadth and epistemological in its depth. Overflowing with information. Impossible to be a one-time read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-10-18

Highly, highly recommend!

This book describes and helps you understand the sociological and psychological reason behind much of what is embedded in our culture in terms of masculinity and feminism.

I am a 22 year old male, in shape, single, and on a successful path in life, therefore I thought I was a prize to women but for some reason, the most of the women I was trying to get with "didn't see it" or I was (in my head) "too mature for they're linear cognitive functioning for our age". There are a few things I was completely missing. Half way through the book I felt my actions changing, mindset changing, and sure enough I have had positive results (I'll save the dirty details). I believe the main reason was that this book gave me the edge of confidence and slight change in mindset that I needed to make it work better for me.

I lacked the understanding of how women worked psychologically, and based my "game" off of the wrong concepts to appeal to women. I already had most of the characteristics necessary to appeal to women, however this book allowed me to do some necessary fine tuning to my 'game'. This book will make you look back and realize where you went wrong in past relations, and why women make the decisions they do, and take the actions they do; even if it seems it makes no since on a functional level.

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  • CapitalStep
  • 2018-03-14

could be better

speed 1.15 otherwise it's slow as hell. chapter 3 about 27 and a half minutes into the chapter I can hear double voices as if one part was taped over the other which has a result of me absorbing neither. please fix this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-09-01

Every man MUST read this book, several times over.

What did you love best about The Rational Male?

It helped me realize, why as a man I have suffered so much in my life. It was nothing I was doing, I was following all the advice women gave, all the ideas you see in movies, music, I thought women wanted a man who was caring and affectionate, this book helped me realize.. That all my suffering was due from the identification with feminist ideals. The line:A Man's love is unconditional and loves simply for love, a woman's love on the other hand is opportunistic, there's a condition to receiving it. Cut me like a knife....

What did you like best about this story?

The analogy with the matrix, first made me laugh and then question the validity of this book. But as Rollo continues explaining throughout the book and referencing the similarities, that laughter soon turned into a complex set of a emotions that I cannot describe, you realize.. It's true.. We men have been made victims and no one will believe you because, they're part of the system, and just like the matrix, they will fight to preserve it..

What did you learn from The Rational Male that you would use in your daily life?

Once you know this truth.... You cannot go back. You cannot look at women the same and you realize, just how fucked up it is that your needs as a man,were never important to the world, yet your accomplishments is what everyone will relish in..

Any additional comments?

Thank you for this insight..... Thank you for unplugging me from this matrix..

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  • Phillip
  • 2016-10-20

This should be required for all males to read

This book should be a required read for all boys/men to graduate high school. Mind blowing truth is spoken in this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-05-20

Must read for any man

A must read for any man whether single, divorced, or married. Learn the reasoning behind masculinity being viewed as negative, and how to combat this social dilemma.

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  • Thor
  • 2016-07-29

Essential to understand love and women

I'd recommend the written version since the narrator doesn't do the book justice, but every male should buy both.

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  • frank
  • 2016-04-28

Good shit

A little too conspiratorial but he makes good points. I think he tries to make sense of many unconscious behaviors displayed. by women but at the same time can be argued in multiple ways

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  • Azzurro Lcubed
  • 2018-04-10

Clear display of much needed concepts

This makes it easier to understand the much needed concepts of dating and behaviors needed to maintain a positive attitude towards relationships and avoiding the pitfalls that lead to depression because of entering relationships without the necessary skills needed for overall health including mentally.

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  • Justice Campbell
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 2017-12-01

Great Ideas. Horrible book. Way too long.

Good content regarding the effect of feminism on societal beliefs. But... this book repeats every concept 4 or 5 times, has no cohesive flow (as if it weren’t outlined before being written), and appears to be merely cut-n-pasted off a long list of blog entries. A book is not a blog, it requires time and effort - which aren’t to be found here. Good ideas alone aren’t enough. Lastly, the narrator is dreadful. The narrator sounds completely mechanical - as one of those cheap books people write and it’s narrated by a computer voice.

Great ideas. Horrible book.

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  • Alex Younger
  • 2016-09-18

Will change your life

This book is terribly organized but it is the best book on the market on the topic of understanding women

3 of 3 people found this review helpful