Becoming a ladies man, or pickup artist, takes lots of practice and experience. To make the journey a little easier, I’ve made a list of the best pickup artist books. If you’re new to the pickup artist community, I recommend starting with the book that brought the pickup artist community into the spotlight. The Game by Neil Strauss is the first book I read on picking up women and I highly recommend it. My list of the best PUA books also includes acclaimed pickup artist authors such as Mystery, Logan Edwards, Nick Andrews, Ross Jeffries, Savoy, and more. If you have any suggestions or comments email by clicking on the contact page.
There’s more to becoming a pickup artist than mastering seduction. A man women find desirable is confident, successful, and knows to how please a woman pyhsically. To help in those areas I’ve gathered some of my favorite books on sex, psychology, NLP, self-improvement, and success. Having a strong grasp in these areas will make the road to becoming a pickup artist a bit easier.
Updated for 2017
For 2017 I added a few books like Bang, Mode One, and more. These books will help you break out from the friend-zone and nice guy roles. Be the type of guy women want to sleep with. Bookmark this page as I’ll be adding more books as I find them. Have a suggestion? Hit the contact link on the bottom of the page.
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Pickup Artist Books (PUA Books), Dating, Seduction
|Rules of the Game by Neil Strauss
In his international bestseller The Game, Neil Strauss delved into the secret world of pickup artists—men who have made a science out of the art of seduction. Now, in this bestselling companion book, Strauss breaks down the knowledge he learned and techniques he invented into simple step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow to have success with women. This expanded one-volume edition of Rules of the Game includes a new preface and a whole new book of powerful, field-tested word-for-word routines, published here for the first time.
|The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction by Mystery and Neil Strauss
The world’s greatest pickup artist is back! After the bestselling exposé The Game pulled back the curtain on Mystery and his culture of professional pickup artists, he became an international phenomenon. Unfortunately, while it’s no secret that Mystery’s ideas are wildly effective, women have started to catch on. They’ve seen the show and heard the routines—so now it’s time for the next level of game! With techniques honed over fifteen years of trial, error, and ultimate triumph, and following his hit VH1 reality series, the celebrated sensei is back with his latest living-large exploits and a new and improved playbook for the twenty-first-century playboy.
|Secrets of the A Game: How to Meet and Attract Women Anywhere, Anyplace, Anytime by Logan Edwards
In Secrets of The “A” Game, you’ll learn that every shy, self-conscious, or heartbroken guy can meet and attract beautiful women, no matter what you look like or how much money you make. The “A” Game provides you with all of the tools you need to make it happen. If you want to learn the secrets of sexual persuasion so you can approach anyone, build rapport and create instant attraction, The “A” Game was written for you.
|Models: Attract Women Through Honesty by Mark Manson
Author Mark Manson wrote Models to be the first dating book for men ever written on seduction as a merely emotional process rather than a logical one. A method of connecting with girls rather than impressing them, a process of self-growth rather than using canned material to manipulate women. It’s the utmost mature and authentic guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. The first of its kind.
|The Manual: What Women Want and How to Give It to Them by W. Anton
The Manual is the self-proclaimed ultimate and only book to getting women and to comprehend girls once and for all. Guys that have read it have sworn by its techniques. Once you understand the key to connecting with women, you’ll never spend another night alone. Get the book and then get the girl.
|The Natural: How to Effortlessly Attract the Women You Want by Richard La Ruina
Richard La Ruina is internationally known for being one of the best pick-up artists in the world. Richard La Ruina went from being single and alone to being a master of seduction. In The Natural he shows gives you a step-by-step guide to get the women of your dreams. If you’ve caught yourself day dreaming about being with a beautiful women, this book is for you. Richard goes over keys to building confidence, practicing conversation techniques, perfecting body language, and much more.
|The Professional Bachelor Dating Guide – How to Exploit Her Inner Psycho by Brett Tate
The Art of the Pickup involves analyzing your target, determine her values, beliefs and weaknesses, and role-playing her desires.
Sexual Persuasion occurs by stimulating her subconscious emotions and desires. You create value and scarcity for yourself, remove her barriers, build trust, and initiate the close. The best Pickup Artists are teasingly cocky, have a cutting sense of humor, and the poise to pull it off with class.
|The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss
Are you just another AFC (“average frustrated chump”) trying to meet an HB (“hot babe”)? How would you like to “full-close” with a Penthouse Pet of the Year? The answers, my friend, are in Neil Strauss’s entertaining book The Game. Strauss was a self-described chick repellant–complete with large, bumpy nose, small, beady eyes, glasses, balding head, and, worst of all, painful shyness around women. He felt like “half a man.” That is, until a book editor asked him to investigate the community of pickup artists. Strauss’s life was transformed.
|Bang by Roosh V
Bang is a pickup textbook intended for guys who weren’t born with the natural ability to sleep with a lot of women. The knowledge in this book is powerful enough that it has been targeted by crazy feminists who left over 300 fake one-star reviews after attempting to ban the book outright with a change.org petition that was signed by over 200,000 people.
|Mode One: Let the Women Know What You’re REALLY Thinking
If you’ve often been perceived as a “frustrated ‘nice guy'” then Mode One is the book for you. You will discover how to quickly distinguish those women who have a genuine interest in you from those women who are looking to do nothing more than soak up flattering attention from you, or worse, use you for your money and manipulate you.
|Get In Her Mind, Get In Her Bed by Nick Andrews and Taylor Ryan
Forget the old concept of wait and see dating, if it was meant to be it will happen, Bullshit! Create your own rules and your own success. Whether you dream of dating the most beautiful of super models or the down to earth girl you meet last week at the book store, learn to recognize the signals of attraction and manipulate the setting around you as you increase your sexual chemistry to the opposite sex. Not everyone is born with a perfect set of teeth, jaw dropping good looks, and amazing obliques. This book teaches you to use what you have to put it in the most attractive light so that you come off as an attractive, fun, good looking Alpha Male!
|The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
Touted as a “handbook on the most subtle and effective form of power” and “an indispensable primer on how to take what you want from whomever you want,” this book is more than a little creepy. Following on the heels of his 48 Laws of Power, this book continues Greene’s gross exploration of social power, this time in the realm of sexual politics. In Part 1, Greene, again paired with “packager” Joost Elffers (Play with Your Food), offers a straight-faced description of the nine types of seductive character, from the “Ideal Lover” to the “Rake.”
|The Layguide: How to Seduce Women More Beautiful Than You Ever Dreamed Possible No Matter What You Look Like or How Much You Make by Tony Clink
Whether you are a -pick up artist- or an -average frustrated chump,- Amazon.com best-selling book has taught men across the country how seduce a woman without fail. “The Layguide- is full of solid-gold, field-tested advice on openers, initiating a conversation, reading body language, asking for a date, and closing the deal. A surefire way to end all lonely nights, “The Layguide- is the ultimate lifesaver for every guy who is tired of watching someone else get the girl.
|The System by Roy Valentine
The System – How to Get Laid TODAY! offers a unique approach to getting laid. Instead of giving generic rules and macho advice about dating and women. This book gives specific step-by-step instructions on how to get laid the same day you meet the girl.
|Undercover Sex Signals: A Pickup Guide For Guys by Leil Lowndes
If you’d like to rejection-proof your approaches with women, you should invest in Leil Lowndes’ book…her advice is priceless. — David D’Angelo, dating expert for men and author of Double Your DatingWhile men run out and spend their money on useless books with catchy titles, this handbook is the real deal! — Neil Strauss, author of The Game
|Magic Bullets: 2nd Edition by Savoy
This is the definitive work on pickup and dating theory, written by an acknowledged master of the game – a guy who has TRAINED many of the new “gurus” on the scene!
|Make Her Chase You: The Guide To Attracting Girls Who Are “Out Of Your League” Even If You’Re Not Rich Or Handsome by Tynan
Make Her Chase You answers questions that have eluded men forever. What really attracts women? How do you ask for her phone number without getting rejected? Which first dates really work, and which are a one way ticket to rejection? What exactly is the friend zone, and how can you get out of it? Tynan, also known as Herbal, is one of the most well known pickup artists in the world, made famous by the New York Times Bestseller, The Game. Taught by the greatest pickup artists in the world, including Mystery from The Pick Up Artist on VH1, Tynan has developed his own style which focuses on authenticity, building relationships, and integrating pickup with normal life.
|The Art of the Approach: The A Game Guide to Meeting Beautiful Women by Logan Edwards
In his international bestseller, Secrets of the A Game, Logan Edwards revealed the secrets behind what women find irresistible about men. Now, in his eagerly anticipated companion book, Edwards dives deeper into the mysteries of how to approach women to create instant rapport and attraction. From body language to voice tonality, you’ll learn step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow to meet women anywhere you go.
|Tricks to Pick Up Chicks: Magic Tricks, Lines, Bets, Scams and Psychology
Tricks To Pick Up Chicks is the ultimate secret weapon to meeting girls and entertaining friends. You’re about to learn a variety of magic tricks, bets and scams to break the ice in no time flat. You’ll also get the secrets of body language and how to use your friends to get the attention of any girl. You’ll get 88 photos and expert instruction sharing 26 magic tricks to break the ice, over 100 of the best Lines for every situation, over a dozen top quality Card Tricks, 5 Tricks with Money, 7 mind-blowing Mind Reading Tricks, 22 Tricks with Everyday Objects to use anytime anywhere, 24 of the best Bet’s ever created, 15 Scams to get a girls attention, 8 Magic Tricks using your Wingman, 5 Scams with your Wingman and 6 sure-fire way to get your Wingman to Set Up your girl!
|The Flirting Bible: Your Ultimate Photo Guide to Reading Body Language, Getting Noticed, and Meeting More People Than You Ever Thought Possible
Become the Chick Magnet You’ve Always Wanted to Be!
Want to make an unforgettable first impression? Or learn how to speak in a way that makes you stand out in a crowd? Or find out what signs a love interest might give if they’re attracted to you?
You’ll learn all of these flirting secrets and more with The Flirting Bible, your definitive guide to using and reading body language and other social cues to find instant adventure, friendship, fun, and romance.
|Cougars, Poptarts & One Night Stands: 101 Essential Wingman Tips
Review: “This book is excellent, I loved reading it, the stories are extremely funny. I actually read it in one sitting. It is filled with great real life bar stories of hooking up with random hot chicks. Told from a southern california dude point of view, it is very easy to relate to as it uses real life examples in each section instead of just telling you to “be confidant or be more outgoing.” I actually hooked up with a chick the very next night after I read this book, call it coincidence but Im pretty sure reading the book played a big part in reading her signals and bieng able to close the deal. I highly reccomend reading this book!”