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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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Great book but dismal delivery

Great book. But the reader sounds like a robotic Burger King commercial accompanied by noise every time the voice speaks.

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May be a good book...couldn't tell

May be a good book but the terrible narration made it impossible to listen long enough to find. Worst narrator I've tried to listen to, literally impossible...awful!!

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Eye opening

This is a must for all men especially young men so as to understand women and human nature which will make life much easier

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Brilliant red pill advice.

Hard to swallow at first but is a real eye opener and a must read for all males. My only regret is that I didn't have this book 20 years ago.

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must read for every male

Will change you for the better even if you hate the truth dropped at first.

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Say “yes” now to speak to sales.

I really can’t get on with this book, it isn’t the author it’s the narrator. He sounds like an a computer generated voice with no emotion, monotone, delivered all at the same speed. It makes this book really hard to listen to. This was my first book on audible and I hope there not all like this

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Good read

You will learn from this book and it speaks so much sense, don’t let people have any sort of hold over you. Be strong!

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Great Content But Not The Greatest Narration

This is a must read for every young man out there . its simply filled with heat psychological secrets and awareness points. At its core, this is a book that will help men be aware of thier value and how to increase it and be if good use to society and enable them to make sound decisions about inter gender relationships.

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Eye opener

This book has really made me think about my own relationship and my relationship with women in general. It explains the motives behind flirting, going out and how to stand out as an Alpha male. I'm am 25 years old so I am glad to listen to this at my age. I will use the method I have learned in this book from now on. A great read 👍thank you!

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Life changing

Definitely a book every man in this day in age needs to read/listen to. Chapters 20-25 were mind blowing. Overall incredible book that goes beyond inner game.

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  • Alex Younger
  • 18-09-16

Will change your life

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

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  • xiixixmmv
  • 23-10-19

Absolute pseudoscience. Can't recommend to anyone.

This book's taget audience is comprised by impressionable, young, pick-up artist wannabes that seek comfort due to their lackluster performance with women. Men that look for "Great! So it's not my fault I'm a loser!" will find great pleasure in this book.
That's coming from a 21 year old male. You CAN be a masculine man, but not because of this book.

To add insult to injury the narrator is so robotic-sounding I practically had to force myself to endure the 14 painful hours.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-10-16

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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  • Miquel
  • 09-06-18

Self-confidence goes up just by reading this book

I rarelly, if ever, read books twice. I'm thinking about going through this one for the third time now. This book has made me aware, and now immune, to all the shaming that society does to men for just being men. As a student of the mind and human nature, I was quite aware that shame is the most paralyzing and crippling states of mind a person can have. The knowledge and wisdom contained in this book has opened my eyes to social conventions that were totally invisible to me and were feeding that sense of shame. I can say I'm a more confident man after reading it. As the author says, knowing is half the battle. Thank you, Rollo.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-09-17

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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  • Drifter1911
  • 09-06-18

A lot of good. A lot of bad.

The audio book needs to be played at 2X speed or it is painfully slow.

This is not a book that discusses masculine traits or "how to be a man," but rather how to understand women and position yourself sexually amongst them.

While it correctly discusses hypergamy and the femme-centric narrative, it is far removed from a biblical world view. The author admits this and avoids discussions of morality.

The book is also a loose collection of his blogs. That results in a jumbled, repetitive narrative improperly segmented for clarity of theme and building linear understanding. It is also unnecessarily profane.

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  • Thor
  • 29-07-16

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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  • CapitalStep
  • 14-03-18

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
  • 20-05-16

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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  • Azzurro Rosso Lx3
  • 10-04-18

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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