I just got my copy from Athol last night, and I must say, it makes for compelling reading. I read the first 200 pages last night in a couple of hours, and than awoke this morning and finished it before breakfast. At 340+ pages, it may seem like a lot to read, but I didn't really notice the time fly as Athol's witty writing style and mix of cocky, funny and at times geeky humor has more than a few laugh-out-loud moments that help to drive his point home and make a memorable narrative that will provide a solid foundation for guiding young men in making potentially life altering decisions.
It's not just for young men contemplating big decisions either. This book also has the potential to save current marriages that are in trouble as well.
One of the reasons why I found this book so compelling was not just the fact that it is a fascinating topic to ruminate on...but also because for much of this book, I felt like I was reading my own life story. Many people have come to this blog after reading the archives of my posts over at Roissy's regarding my discovery of Game theory on the internet, and how it helped me to realize that I had "betaized" in marriage, and how it killed my wife's attraction and respect for me.
To this day, I still get occasional emails from men asking me for advice on their relationships. I think as Roissy's blog gets more and more notoriety, more and more people are reading through his archives and find that thread. I used to answer these emails as best I could, offering whatever advice and direction I thought would be helpful. After awhile though, I would simply begin to point people towards Athol's blog and tell them all the answers they need can be found there. Anyone who contacts me now, will simply be advised to get this book.
It is well organized and lays out many principles and a concrete, step-by-step plan of action in a coherent, logical narrative that can help men achieve a satisfying, sexually fulfilling marriage in this day and age of widespread marital dysfunction and the proliferation of broken homes, broken hearts and suicidal ex-husbands and alienated Fathers.
This book would also make a great present for a man at his bachelor party, or for a buddy or relative contemplating engagement, or who are already engaged. Better yet, give it to a young teenage boy just beginning to date. As the old saying goes, it's far better to have an ounce of prevention than a pound of cure. Young men who read this book prior to entering the world of dating and mating, will have their eyes opened to the stark realities and consequences of sexual relationships between men and women, giving them a solid foundation for forging a successful Patriarchal family unit if that is what they want out of their life.
It is the perfect antidote to the current cultural influence and direction most men get. Failure is almost assured when men blithely follow the script of the Brave New World Order's Disney-fied, feminist-influenced mass media pop culture zeitgeist of so-called relationship equality.
As for any man who sense that their marriages are in trouble, you are forewarned: this book is not a panacea. What it may reveal to you, is that your current situation is beyond salvageable. It may make for a very uncomfortable experience in reflection and self-awareness.
But it also gives you a foundation for helping you to start all over again and avoid making the same mistakes in the future. It has the potential to give hope to the hopeless.
In short, there is one overriding theme to this book:
Female Attraction is Not A Choice. If you find yourself in a sexless marriage, it is because she simply is no longer attracted to you.
Only you can change that. This book helps you understand why and how it happened in the first place, and the only realistic way to remedy that.
The $15.00 this paperback book costs on amazon is far cheaper and much less time consuming and emotionally and mentally exhausting than any kind of marital counseling therapy, and if you read it with an open mind and are capable of seeing how it applies to your own situation, it would be far more likely to actually work, than hopelessly paying some professional a small fortune to listen to your wife try and explain why she loves you but is not "in-love" with you.