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Building PowerUnplugging. The reading list. (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat

I posted this list as a comment some time ago. I referenced it a few times, but I always thought I'd need to expand it and make it into a post, for better referencing.

There are plenty of good TRP-themed books to read, but no official list. There are a few (good) posts with (lots of) recommended books but they're a large menu à la carte. Here's my personal fine-cuisine full course for the newly unplugging. Short, tasty, and to be consumed in the right order.


Hors d'oeuvre

The couple of very best "mainstream-friendly" books on the importance of masculinity, to start gently and arouse curiosity:

  • 1- "No More Mr. Nice Guy", by Robert Glover

  • 2- "The Way of The Superior Man", by David Deida

Entrées

Which should hopefully be enough to pave the way for the upcoming shock of unplugging that comes when you swallow the red pill bible:

  • 3- "The Rational Male", by Rollo Tomassi

  • 4- "The Rational Male Preventive Medicine", by Rollo Tomassi

(Note: Rollo now has a third book out, which is just as good, and reads better, but the basics are in the first two and remember this list is about efficient unplugging so let's carry on..)

Main

Once aware that everything he knew about the world of humans' interactions was a lie, our unplugged man will then find the best general information on how to deal with Men and Women in the Real World in:

  • 5- "The 48 Laws of Power", by Robert Greene

  • 6- "Practical Female Psychology For the Practical Man", by Joseph South, David Clare and Franco

Dessert

And only then, when our red-pill-aware man finally understands the theory on the real nature of women and of human interactions, he might want to read the best books that put that theory into practice to game and bang women:

  • 7- "Bang" and "Day bang", by Roosh V

  • 8- "Sex God Method", by Daniel Rose

Coffee and cigars

With his eyes finally open and his sexual lust quenched temporarily, the newly unplugged man may feel at loss in this scary but very real world. He will need to redefine himself and his place in it. I then recommend:

  • 9- "Meditations", by Marcus Aurelius

  • 10- "The Way of Men", by Jack Donovan


Knowledge is Power. Sharpen your understanding of red pill wisdom to maximize the results that actions (lifting and approaching) already started giving you. A post on this sub's daily feed with a score under 100 is guaranteed to contain less wisdom than a book deemed vital to read by the red pill community. Your daily time allowance for absorbing information is limited. Prioritize your reading.


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[–]TheReformist94 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Amen. Dr Thomas Sowell is my hero. TRP is Austrian school economics applied to sexual marketplace

[–]TheBasedLibertarian 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Recently finished Basic Economics by Sowell, it's a great read. 'Black Rednecks and White Liberals' was also a major redpilling.

[–]Casanova-Quinn 12 points13 points  (2 children)

On a similar note, this is a fantastic video on basic economics: How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio. For those who don't know, Dalio is a successful investor and hedge fund owner worth $17B.

[–]sMooVe1982 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really enjoyed the video but I was a bit disappointed that he didn't go into how much of those problems he's talking about are actually being created by the central banks themselves. Nevertheless, nice video.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Hell yeah. My go to for describing basic economics to people without referencing money is battlefield triage. You probably know the spiel.

[–]Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Thanks. Economics is where I am now turning. Richest Man in Babylon was an eye-opener. Any other suggestion (TRP-flavored, that is, not sugarcoating human nature)?

[–]gELSK 2 points3 points  (0 children)

// , If you're in the mood for a more practical, very recently tested "RedPill" perspective on finance, I recommend The Internet of Money, by Andreas Antonopoulos:

https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454

[–]Imalostman_ 11 points12 points  (18 children)

Which one of the two is better?

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    [–]Imalostman_ 10 points11 points  (11 children)

    Thank you for the details man.

    I usually download audiobooks and listen during workouts and long drives. Will definitely listen to Economics in One Lesson.

    Care to explain why they don't teach some of the stuff in school? What particularly?

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      [–]Cos_7_ate_9 13 points14 points  (5 children)

      Because the government holds a monopoly on education, it only teaches ideas that promote and defend its existence.

      Which is why the colleges of the American republic and British constitutional monarchy are full of communists...

      It isn't going to teach concepts antithetical to central planning, so you don't learn real economics in school. You learn MMT, keynesianism, and other derivatives of socialism.

      Look, I'd prefer education to stay free from state influence, but they do not distort the study of economics to such a comic level. Today's economics does not break down neatly into MMT, Keynesian and Austrian Economics for you to pick a side. There are a ton of academics who support, to a greater or lesser extent, a free market.

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        [–]Cos_7_ate_9 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        You don't really learn economics to that depth in grades 1-12

        Well there's your problem, I thought we were talking about college. School is full of bullshit but a good education in economics is still possible in university.

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          [–]winndixiedirty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Meh, define "living". Things are shit, as someone who owes 50k in loans, I understand. I'm at peace with it. There are trends and the "main plot narrative" sucks. People need to look on the sidelines for benefits.

          [–]Sgtballz 3 points4 points  (1 child)

          Lysander Spooner; Spoke to this in his No Treason papers. http://praxeology.net/LS-NT-6.htm Gave me a different perspective on the south and the way the North ultimately enslaved the country by rolling them into the Fed.

          [–]apollosapien 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Would private and boarding schools come under monopolised state education?

          [–]refunkulation 1 point2 points  (3 children)

          Peter Schiff is fine if approached from a perspective of understanding theoretical ways of thought.

          But just don't listen to his actual investment advice seriously, its chock full of bad advice, and he teeters too far towards using conspiracy to back investment reasoning.

          The only problem I have with the Austrian way of thought is that its tied up too deep into the theoretical and is impossible to implement in the real world. Which is why Milton Friedman is far more influential because it can be applied to make societies freer. But even Friedman economics, in its most extreme forms, requires full cooperation, either through acceptance of majority in the society willingly or coercion as seen in Pinochet's Chile, they had to massacre and repress a ton of people on their way to building a freer economy (and today Chile is absolutely reaping the benefits).

          The Austrian way of thought is even more dependent on an "all-in" approach due to its need to scrap central banks, which is basically asking a politician to ruin his career and reputation. Its political suicide, and would never happen.

          Just saying, I think in a theoretical world, the Hayekian way of thought is the ideal we should strive for, but in its essence, its a fantasy. Keynesian thought is too profound, and honestly the US & West does not even adhere to Keynesian thinking anymore (Keynes advocates for gov. intervention and debt only to grow an economy in recession or depression, not rack up endless debt forever and ever), but he's still seen as the central actor in economics that in order to improve the world as it is in this moment, Friedman is far better way of economic thought.

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            [–]Flpgneves 10 points11 points  (0 children)

            Economics in One Lesson is a great book. The austrians remind me of TRP, no one wants to hear what they say, but they are usually right.

            [–][deleted] 53 points54 points  (7 children)

            Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals and Beyond Good & Evil, Kaufman translations.

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              [–]Hugh_Munghous 21 points22 points  (1 child)

              Genealogy of Morals might be the most important philosophical text of the past 150 years. Everything that’s going on now with victimhood/SJW/Feminist culture can be completely explained by this book, among other things.

              [–]Datanami 5 points6 points  (0 children)

              I read it a few months ago without knowing much about it, not even in a redpill mindset but fuck, it blew my mind. This guy was a genius and I'm not even sure I get 50% of his whole thought.

              [–]Cos_7_ate_9 7 points8 points  (0 children)

              And if you can, read some secondary literature on Nietzsche so you actually know who and what his targets are.

              Personally I'd reccomend Brian Lieter: Nietzsche on Morality.

              [–]wave650 7 points8 points  (1 child)

              The more recent Caro version (based on Montinari & Colli) is supposed to be pretty good.

              There's also a pretty good podcast episode about Genealogy of Morals for those wanting an introduction.

              For general Nietzsche info I think the episode on Netflix from Genius of the Modern World is worth watching.

              [–]COCAINE_ADVOCATE 4 points5 points  (0 children)

              Too bad Kaufman's lamentations about Nietzsche's views on women caused me to ignore a lot of important points when I read him as a teenager. It really shows how damaging it is to read some of the most solid redpill works ever written through a bluepill filter.

              [–]2littleblacktruck 21 points22 points  (3 children)

              I would suggest reading Meditations first. You're going to need stoicism when confronted with RP truths. (Epictetus' Art of Living, too... for bonus points) Then read No More Mr Nice Guy to get past the habitual bargaining that is so ingrained in BP mindset. Now you're ready to unplug by reading The Rational Male. Game on.

              [–]Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

              To everyone their own method.

              I did read Meditations first... Years ago, way before TRP. And maybe it did give me some grounding to ease the unplugging. But back then, it did nothing to open my eyes to the reality of the world. I was a delusional blue pill beat before reading it, and I was a delusional blue pill beta after reading it. I'd even say Meditations is dangerous without unplugging because stoicism would tend to make you happy with your situation in that fake world that is the Matrix. Faced with your girl cheating on you, you could be going "oh well, such is the world" instead of getting angry at why this is happening and try to figure out why.

              Hence my order: get your eyes open, get angry first, get results second, get at peace third.

              [–]drty_pr 6 points7 points  (0 children)

              To touch over on MRP sidebar. "When I Say No I Feel Guilty" Manuel J. Smith and "The Book Of Pook" are both very good for unplugging.

              [–]openWh1te 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              Big fan of Stoicism.

              If you need more, Seneca's "Letters from a Stoic" is an easy & fantastic read

              [–]CaptainBW 16 points17 points  (0 children)

              It's listed on the Sidebar, but I just finished The Manipulated Man two days ago and holy shit...that should be included in the Entrees section. I've read Rollo's trilogy, all of which are great, but yo TMM is a fucking nuclear bomb. Really connects everything together.

              [–]mummersfarce_is_done 67 points68 points  (11 children)

              You forgot to list some therapy books that so many men may need in this sub.

              [–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 161 points162 points  (8 children)

              I mean, it's funny and all. This post. Unfortunately, it's too true.

              There are too many men (boys) that come here to fix their mental health. No. Bad idea. The vast majority of these people are in a bad place because their world is a bad place. They absolutely must fix the world around them before anything will get better within them. Yes, I get feeling unwanted, which comes from living unwanted, makes your bad feelings feel bad, as you curl up alone in bed and plan ways to trick that hot chick at Starbucks to accidentally take your phone numbers. That shit sucks, right?

              No. Fuck your feelings. Fuck that chick at Starbucks. Fuck that school teacher that told you were special before she told you that you wouldn't amount to anything. Fuck your father for saying nothing while you become a prissy soy-boy fag. Fuck your mother for letting him, despite having him by the balls for everything else in life. Fuck your siblings. Fuck your friends that pat you on your back and give you just enough pity to make feel like hope is hopeless, but a fun sized candy bar gives a few seconds of pleasure. Fuck the mailman, because well, fuck him too. And you know what? Fuck you too, because none of these assholes are responsible for your life. You own this titanic pile of shit wherein you sit and play.

              The only thing that can change is you. Your life sucks. Hey, look, there's a knob you can turn--you. Stop whining to us. Stop asking us for help. Stop asking us for advice on how to continue to live in your shit puddle. Stop asking for books to read (^ you were just told what to read ).

              You lift--because it changes you. You start approaching random people--because it changes you. You eat better--because it changes you. You dispose of friends that slap around the mud in your shit puddle life--I think you know what happens here.

              If you don't think that making the world around you a better place won't change the world inside you, then you are a fucking idiot, or worse, you are a women--because women love their measured doses of misery. Too many man-boys come to this thread and whine about how lifting and pussy haven't brought meaning to their lives. Meaning to their lives? Yeah, if you have to craft an abstract reason as to why you are unhappy, then you are dancing with the female hamster. You are doing it feel something, not because it is your objective reality. Take your goddamn feelings along with your phantom vagina and mope somewhere else, loser. We cannot help you.

              "My life is far worse now that I can see my toes again and I'm fucking women all the time" -- Said no fat loser that turned his life around ever.

              (CYA: there are people with actual mental illness and they need our help. These people do more than bitch about hoes and how they weren't hugged enough as a child.)

              [–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

              That's some inspiring morning reading there....fuck yeah. Time to roast this chicken then get to work. By the end of the day I'll have some cooked breast meat and a stock much better than anything you can buy at the store. What does this have to do with male sexual strategy? My pad is organized and clean, ready for action at any time.....I'm living in fucking style. It's so much more than just puffing your your chest and acting macho.

              Few women could walk into my place and materially improve it. This is not accidental. I think the implications are pretty clear.

              [–]apskidb 4 points5 points  (0 children)

              this made my day. fuck yeah. the buck starts and stops with you. you are responsible for your own life. that means you’re responsible for your happiness, your misery, your sex life, your porn addiction and everything else in your life. good and bad.

              don’t externalise blame. even if it was someone else’s fault, you should have accounted for that and made adjustments.

              take control and get over yourself.

              [–]BewareTheOldMan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

              Fuck your father for saying nothing while you become a prissy soy-boy fag.

              This statement alone sums up and points to the overwhelming majority of issues many young men experience as adults. Typically the mother has principal responsibility early, but children get to a point whereby the father takes hold, instills discipline, responsibility, accountability, character, respect for others, productivity, and supervises the transition into adulthood. This ensures the process by which young men are functional and fully independent adults who positively contribute to society.

              Lest the girls be forgotten, it's the father task (with adult female assistance) to kick his daughters in the ass (figuratively speaking of course) to ensure they properly fill their role in society as well.

              Too many fathers are shirking their duties. It's almost as if society encourages this lapse/allows this to happen without expectation of consequences.

              Some people (men and women) have no business having responsibility for children and their upbringing.

              [–]BreakingRed_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

              Fuck your friends that pat you on your back and give you just enough pity to make feel like hope is hopeless, but a fun sized candy bar gives a few seconds of pleasure.

              I never expected that I would see online video game communities that are full of losers who built their own hierarchy to climb via performance in Call of Duty and shit, in order to feel like they amount to something, described like that.

              I know 25 and 30 year old boys who threw the hopes of building a career or attracting a real girl out of the window and engage daily on what's the best video game and how video games are ruined. They opt for the candy bar as a form of distraction AND hierarchy - "I know more about video games than others do and I'm better at them therefore my being amounts to something" - and with that they avoid focusing on fixing their flaws in order to compete in hierarchies that actually universally matter even if they cannot reach the top, like increasing their income and be more sexually active.

              [–]PB0034 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink and Leaf Babin

              [–]HopeFarmer 4 points5 points  (1 child)

              if you have to craft an abstract reason as to why you are unhappy, then you are dancing with the female hamster

              This was the hardest pill for me to swallow. I always knew Machiavelli and stoic philosophers had good ideas and ultra-liberals were retarded, but I still felt that "deep down" life is empty without a unicorn and some bullshit Disney love story.

              "Meaning of life" doesn't make any sense. It's the blue pill incarnate: pure hamster fuel. The meaning of life in your head is just whatever some asshole told you it was. Con artists throughout history have exploited this by saying life is meaningless for:

              • anybody who won't read their book
              • anybody doesn't buy their product
              • any woman who prefers to bang alphas
              • any woman who doesn't like to submit to men
              • any woman who does like to submit to men
              • any man who doesn't die in battle to help some rich asshole get laid
              • any man who doesn't get laid
              • any man who won't give up on his dreams to feed some lazy parasite and her babies

              In my case, a pseudo feminist mom and the media brainwashed me into believing that the meaning of life is settling down with an imaginary unicorn who happens to be a clone of my mother.

              It's all bullshit, even TRP if you think it will give your life "meaning." I stopped looking for meaning because there's nothing to look for. There is only decision and action. That empty feeling I used to get is just what happens when you get mindfucked into letting somebody else make the decisions for you. Working out, getting enough sleep, getting laid, practicing mindfulness, and other TRP lessons help me make my own decisions and act on them. That's really all there is.

              [–]Senior Endorsed Contributormax_peenor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              Username does not check out. ;)

              However, excellent read on it. I'll take it a couple steps forward. The only way you can find any meaning in this existence, as we observe and experience it, is by way of a theological argument. You have to create some entity, goal or whatever than transcends this reality. This is because in this reality, nothing pierces the veil of death, meaning that all that you have ever done ceases to matter to you once you die. Your arrangement of atoms are liberated to make a new arrangement of atoms and every choice you made in your life ceases to affect you personally for ever more.

              Now if a valid theological argument exists or not, I will not argue here. However, I will observe how fucking hilarious it is to watch most of reddit, which is clearly very anti-thiest (yes, word chosen carefully), make moral arguments about how everything we do and say is wrong. They aren't even humanist, given that's what we attempt and they categorically reject out of hand. They appeal to something greater than manifest reality and that is their stick of righteousness in their fight against us supreme shitlords.

              But they don't believe in god. Or heaven. Or hell. Or even some strange alternative as a reason why we should behaving this life least we be judged in another.

              [–]vwzwv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Fuck your feelings

              There's a book called 'F*ck Feelings' by Michael & Sarah Bennett (also audible) that echos your comment. It pounds these ideas in to you cave man style, pounds the whiny bitch out of you.

              [–]1564001 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              I would recommend anything by Albert Ellis. His whole deal is taking responsibility for oneself and refusing to be a victim.

              [–]Senior Endorsed ContributorRian_Stone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              Anything by the lastpsychiatrist.com is a good read. Really helps in diagnosing narcissism in yourself and others.

              [–]OvermanInTheMaking99 10 points11 points  (0 children)

              I usually hate when dudes start spewing their own recommendations in the comments, but The 33 Strategies of War is a sister book to the 48 Laws. Read both for maximum mind fuck abilities.

              [–]Endorsed Contributorthelandofdreams 11 points12 points  (0 children)

              I'm a frequent contributor to this sub, and have also written a book on Redpill dating. If I may humbly submit/plug my own work.

              Dating for the Human Animal

              [–]zeussingh 22 points23 points  (5 children)

              I was told "Models" and the "Subtle art of not giving a fuck" are also good. But maybe they are not totally red pill books. What do you guys think?

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                [–]BreakingRed_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I also read the same reviews on Models. Basically he always distills the message down to a wider audience by "prettifying".

                [–]HunterRave 8 points9 points  (0 children)

                Subtle art was Mansons attempt to commercialize his blog and his writings. Definitely more BP.

                Models is awesome, it's a really complete guide to sexual strategy. And it can be built upon by other texts such as mystery method, or the rational male. Also it's from when he was younger and had been recently more of a PUA himself

                [–]TheScarletScholar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                I think "Art of Seduction" is also a good one. (Same author as 48 Laws of Power)

                [–]Wokiip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I love his books. Highly recommend Subtle Art of not giving a fuck.

                [–]jonpe87 9 points10 points  (1 child)

                I think that the Rational Male and The Manipulated Man (side bar) are the more important ones. I will check 7- "Bang" and "Day bang", by Roosh V and 8- "Sex God Method", by Daniel Rose. Tks

                [–]Senior Contributoradam-l 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                The Sex God Method, beyond sex, is unique in integrating gaming women with having intimacy with them. Great read.

                [–]Work_In_Progress92 8 points9 points  (11 children)

                Great list.

                The only book on this list I really have difficulty finding is The Sex God Method by Daniel Rose.

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                  [–]Work_In_Progress92 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                  Thank you gents here and those that have messaged me the book.

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                      [–]red_matrix 6 points7 points  (5 children)

                      The Black Philip show is good to listen to when your commuting as well, especially for n00bs here. You can download the mp3's anywhere just google it.

                      [–]neuschwaben 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                      Patrice's body of work is life changing. The Black Philip Show should be a class in high school.

                      [–]mattizie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      That and old tom leykis radio shows.

                      Hearing it straight from the (w)hor(e)ses mouths, so to speak, is like a splash of icy water on your face in the morning.

                      [–]Future_Alpha[🍰] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                      Really? Anyone have the Black Phillip Shows MP3 downloads? Can't find them anywhere.

                      [–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

                      Sir, may I suggest a side order of The Book of Pook and The Manipulated Man by Esther Vilar?

                      [–]buddhadarko 6 points7 points  (1 child)

                      These books are great. I've read The Rational Male and 48 Laws of Power, and I'm ordering No More Mr. Nice Guy soon. The Way of Men is another one that I've been meaning to read.

                      [–]griezez 3 points4 points  (3 children)

                      Tfw I read meditations and the enchiridion before this list. Tfw stoicism is a great philosophy yet it has its practical flaws like all philosophies do.

                      Also while on the topic of books. I highly recommend, The Sea Wolf by Jack London. It'll show you what a true man is like and is super red pilled.

                      [–]BrosephStalin45 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                      I'd add "letters from a stoic," as the #1 book to read. Until you recognize you can live a good life without any women then they have to much power over your happiness.

                      [–]openWh1te 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Just recommended that book by Seneca in another comment. I highly agree

                      [–]Future_Alpha[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      The Sea Wolf by Jack London

                      Dude, Jack London is a Treasure trove of TRP.

                      Want to see hypergamy in action? Read Martin Eden.

                      Want to see a bloopie transform into a TRP man? Read Smoke Bellew.

                      Want to see how women act around an alpha vs around a beta? Read The Wonder of Women.

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                      [–]openWh1te 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      No more Mr Nice guy has excercises built in to practice with close friends and loved ones. You might be able to start with that, but I'm sure someone else can make a better recommendation.

                      Also, it would help if you tell us what your trying to get out of this. All these books provide helpful things for various aspects of life

                      [–]mattizie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Lol. Your first day?

                      The winning move is not to play. But seeing as your married, head over to the MRP sub as well, it's better for those that can't easily next their partners.

                      Also, the most important thing to know is to take it slow. Don't rush into anything. It takes time to digest.

                      [–]idgaf- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                      Bang and Day Bang are ok, a bit too mechanical, IMO.

                      I like:

                      • Book of Pook
                      • Solve My Girl Problems (defunct blog, archives are available through search).

                      [–]Petyrgozinya 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                      For those of you searching for these, all are easily found on libgen.

                      [–]iouroboros 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                      Just finished reading "Practical Female Psychology For the Practical Man."

                      The book is a game changer. 10/10 will read again

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                      [–]6d65746164656c7461 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      Short answer: Yes.

                      Long answer: That is where is distilled the essence of TRP. So, yes, everyone needs it. If not to learn, to compare its lessons to your experiences.

                      [–]dodiat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      You will never not need that book. That’s the Red Pill bible right there. That book possesses essential knowledge that applies to all RP men, in all phases of their development.

                      [–]gELSK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      // , YES.

                      Once you read it, you will be surprised that you would ask such a question.

                      The book connects a lot of things that would otherwise in time start to seem pointless or unrelated, I think.

                      Like the rug in "The Big Lebowski", it really ties the room together.

                      For instance, one of the books makes the connection between the Luteal and Follicular phases of the female menstrual cycle and their two-sided mating strategy. In retrospect, it seemed obvious, but it took my reading it and looking at a graph to come to see it and be convinced.

                      The main weakness is, in my opinion, a lack of bibliography. But given how politically incorrect the subject matter is, I think that can be forgiven in today's political climate.

                      [–]openWh1te 2 points3 points  (3 children)

                      "The way of Men", #10 listed above, isn't very good. At least I didn't like it.

                      I've read three others in this list, which are all way better.

                      Way of Men felt like an outdated model that was full of hidden anger about mainstream society's direction. Less helpful, more finger pointing

                      [–]Future_Alpha[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      Way of Men felt like an outdated model that was full of hidden anger about mainstream society's direction. Less helpful, more finger pointing

                      Nah. He was pointing out the way that society is, because most people don't notice it until pointed out. Also, Donovan's four tactical virtues (strength, courage, mastery and honor) aptly describe the relationships between men and how a man SHOULD act. For me, it helped pin point weaknesses and what I should build up in terms of being a man who can carry his own weight at the perimeter.

                      [–]gELSK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      // , There's enough of that bullshit on here already. Thanks.

                      [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      Enchiridion

                      Gates of Fire

                      War of Art

                      [–]CleverGeneratedUser 2 points3 points  (2 children)

                      What about Mark Manson's Models? Haven't read it yet, but it's often recommended.

                      [–]Hudini15 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      I’m about halfway in and I like it so far. I have to agree with those that say it’s a bit watered down for the wider audience, but not by much and still a very effective piece for an... I’ll call it an introduction... to game.

                      [–]gELSK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      // , It's a good book for people who think "game" is a dirty word, and has some interesting insights into the hierarchy of skills.

                      If I may borrow a term from Starting Strength, it lets you know which are the "Master Cues".

                      I will warn you, though, although its tagline is "Attract women through honesty", it doesn't entirely deliver.

                      Still, I think it's the most moral and ethical of the approaches on here.

                      [–]redpillerino69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      There's a ton of classic literature that feels like you're reading straight from TRP I recently read Madame Bovary which is from the 19th century and I have to say reading that feels like having a massive red suppository shoved up your ass without your consent Anna Karenina is another example When you think about it you realize that absolutely nothing said on TRP is new at all

                      [–]refusewool 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      Don't forget the Book of Pook in the early days

                      [–]SovereignSoul76 4 points5 points  (27 children)

                      Great list. I've read about 80% of those, and they've proven very helpful. I would also suggest Gorilla Mindset by Cernovich, along with Meditations and Donovan at the end.

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                        [–]SovereignSoul76 15 points16 points  (18 children)

                        ....says the taco truck aficionado. Sorry to offend your rigid sense of academic integrity, Copernicus.

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                          [–]SovereignSoul76 0 points1 point  (16 children)

                          I like how you don't make any suggestions of your own, or indicate that YOU have written or published any books. Speaks volumes about your character.

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                            [–]beta_no_mo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                            It's basically a "fake it till you make it" roadmap for overcoming the negative mindset caused by how you were raised. Think positive, be unrelenting in your pursuits and don't continue the cycle of negativity by treating yourself inwardly the same way everyone has treated you outwardly. It's basically a dummy version of changing your outlook through self-change of associative thinking.

                            I recommend the text over the Audible version because the author doesn't present it well. His voice is irritating after a short time and he talks way too fast.

                            [–]SovereignSoul76 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

                            "Can you tell me how to google something real quick?"

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                              [–]TheBrokenRuler 5 points6 points  (4 children)

                              Oh quit your whining, someone disagrees with your suggestion, there's no need to get your panties in a bunch.

                              [–]Wilreadit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                              Yup. Too many whiny bitches in TRP these days who need a good dicking

                              [–]Magnum256 0 points1 point  (2 children)

                              You sound like a neurotic retard dude.

                              "I don't like the architecture of that house, it's ugly!"

                              "oh ya well I bet YOU haven't built or designed any houses!!!!!!!!!" holy fuck

                              [–]SovereignSoul76 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                              That's exactly what it's like, chief. Flawless comparison.

                              [–]gELSK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                              // , It's a comparative analogy, not a comparison.

                              “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” ― Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

                              [–]_JeepChad_ 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                              Huge fan of Gorilla Mindset great book.

                              [–]beastmodeking 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                              hmmmm I'm thinking of adding this to my list to read or listen to. the funny thing is this book has great reviews and also shit reviews so I'm stuck in the middle. I might just take a gamble and get the audio book

                              [–]_JeepChad_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                              Id suggest the physical book because its part workbook as well as there is spots to write down things for yourself based on what he’s going over in the book. Let me know if you get it and how you like it. Cheers Mate

                              [–]musicvita25 3 points4 points  (4 children)

                              I'd also add:

                              Think and Grow Rich into this list.

                              Theres more to life then being "alpha"

                              [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                              I have read that book but have you did the imagination exercises in the book?

                              [–]openWh1te 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                              Or better yet, by the same author, "Outwitting the Devil" - Napoleon Hill

                              [–]RPBulletDodger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                              Excellent post.

                              I've read most of these and the order that you put them in makes perfect sense.

                              [–]orezavi 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                              Can someone please hook a brother up with 'Practical Female Psychology'? Thanks in advance.

                              [–]mcmwhite 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                              Practical

                              https://archive.org/details/pdfy-vXiSrVKID8X2y4pD Then click on "PDF" link under "DOWNLOAD OPTIONS"

                              [–]orezavi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                              Thanks brah you’re the man

                              [–]chiefbriand 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                              I‘m happy seeing that I have already read all of them except one. My personal addition would be „The Willpower Instinct“ since willpower is what so many people lack.

                              [–]EscortSportage 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                              I started a book list thread back in early 2016, it had a great list on it, search TRP for it.

                              [–]newName543456 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                              "How to Win Friends And Influence People" can be added to main.

                              [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

                              Other special case books I've seen recommend:

                              Married man's sex life plan (not everyone was red pilled before they signed on the dotted line)

                              When I say no I feel guilty

                              Iron John (roots of masculine rites of passage)

                              Wild at heart (for Christian men)

                              [–]Wilreadit 0 points1 point  (3 children)

                              Ha ha. Xianity and RP are like oil and water.

                              [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

                              If you're talking about the current incarnation of Evangelicalism crossed with feminism, then yes.

                              But tons of RP truths in the Bible about the nature of men and women. Christ loves his bride so much it leads to his death. All sorts of wisdom about the waywardness of women's hearts. Eve is enticed and brings the fruit to her husband and it leads to his down fall.

                              If you're solely talking about monogamy and premarital sex, it can be argued that those are relatively recent additions to the religion and arent true Christianity/judiasm circa 0AD.

                              [–]Wilreadit 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                              I am not talking about the nuances behind the allegories and parables. I am talking about organized the religion that has sought to destroy the scientific bent of society for centuries.

                              [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                              Yes. In every human organization with power evil men have usurped and manipulated said power for their own aims, not the aims of the original intent. This can be said of religious institutions, governments, companies, schools, PTAs on and on. I blame the evil people not the religion. But to each their own.

                              [–]Work_In_Progress92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                              By the way, I think this entire thread is sidebar worthy. Not just because of the OP, but a lot of good suggestions have been made here as well.

                              [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                              Fluff- Light Easy Reading.

                              Fight Club. A decade before TRP was even beginning Chuck Palahniuk wrote one of the first wake up calls to the modern man and made fat youtubers blubber about how it's clearly an allegory for fascism. What you get out of it will depend on what you put into it- people thought it was about a gay man struggling to keep himself in the closet, really- but it's an easy read and if nothing else follow the movie almost 1:1.

                              Great Gatsby. American classic, cautionary tale not to lose your head chasing after dreams with no footing and to keep in control in a world where you're surrounded by money, easy sex and cheap thrills.

                              Biographies- because someone else has done it before you ever did.

                              Teddy Roosevelt immediately comes to mind. Politics withstanding he was kind of the OG Red Pill taking himself from a sickly asthmatic child to someone emblematic of classical masculinity.

                              American industrialists- Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller.

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                                [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                Gulag Archipelago, sort yourselves out.

                                [–]orcrist747 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                I would add Greene's "Seduction," the insights on human nature are amazing.

                                [–]Sgtballz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                                How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne Helped me realize some of the things I fought for in my life were fallacies, and helped me let go of shit that used to eat me alive.

                                [–]kellhusian 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                                Where is Models by Mark Manson?

                                [–]Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                I found Bang & Day Bang better written, more useful, and more red pill.

                                [–]Ask_Questions_Later 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                For background reading into the evolutionary pressures on sex and sexuality, I recommend The Red Queen and Sperm Wars. For daygame (direct), I would recommend Beginner's Daygame by Krauser.

                                [–]JMFricks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                Good post. Machiavelli is also a good read.

                                [–]dontbethatguynow 2 points3 points  (6 children)

                                With a glass of Scotch

                                The Intelligent Investor- Because chasing money is more of a challenge than chasing women.

                                [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                good post !

                                Those of you who enjoyed 9 and 10, and also are into existential and deeper questions regarding identity and life, I would suggest you to read "BOOK OF MAN" BY OSHO. Not everone's cup of coffee but in tandem to the above list, post and in a way what TRP stands for.

                                [–]Resangel 0 points1 point  (3 children)

                                could never find Bang or any of Roosh V's stuff

                                [–]gELSK 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                                // , You need to learn how to use a VPN and Torrents. If you're poor.

                                Or just buy them from his website.

                                [–]Resangel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                Need a new torrent website for V roosh

                                [–]youcantdenythat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                When I Say No I Feel Guilty. Great for frame!

                                [–]Christian702 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                Thanks! I hope some of these are on Audible.

                                [–]superiormutation 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                Ι'd love to see either as an entree or a main "how to be a 3% man" by Corey Wayne.In around 300 pages it manages to guide you through owning your masculinity and teaches you how to handle every possible situation in a way that can be applied no matter your level of social comfort

                                [–]RadRobx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                Anybody know where I can find a pdf of No More Mr. Nice guy? An audio book would be good also.

                                [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

                                I have recently read through 'Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present' by Brendan Simms; although, as is suggested by the title, the book is very much focused upon the histories, it provides key incite into power politics which can be scaled down and applied to daily life.

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                                  [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

                                  I appreciate the recommendation.

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                                    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                    That ultimately is the oldest, and most comprehensive manual with regards to power politics; I second your recommendation- any individual with a shred of self respect would study and internalize the teachings of that tome.

                                    [–]Datanami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                    There's a zip file with most of these in epub on p*****bay

                                    [–]syf3r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                    I'm late to the party, but I would like to add "The Great Female Con", by ANDEY RANDEAD.

                                    Awesome book that I read every now and then and gives me new things on each read through.

                                    [–]Zamba_Zazz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a great book. It's even available free online.

                                    [–]Thinkingard 0 points1 point  (5 children)

                                    The way of men is pure garbage.

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                                      [–]Thinkingard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                      I disagreed with most of what I remember. I primarily hated the fact that it read like a long and light weight blog post. Like a weaker post you would find in this blog. My overall impression is that the guy is a scam artist selling weak drivel to teens.

                                      It wasnt the only red pill book that came across that way but it was certainly the last I would allow myself to read.

                                      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                      It's more of an introduction than anything else but you need to remember that the author is coming from a very specific place that isn't- strictly at any rate- red pill material.

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                                      [–]BusterVadge 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                                      MM doesn't work long term, and is only about game.

                                      [–]Endorsed ContributorAuvergnat[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                                      MM is foundational and would place high on a list of books about Game, but in the exercise I set here (shortest list, in order, for unplugging) Bang made more sense as it's more general.

                                      [–]gELSK 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                                      // , I'd be interested in a post on this complement to the "unplugging".

                                      Deception leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and I think some reading material could help me overcome my difficulty in that.

                                      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                      Mystery is a joke out of the PUA community that relies on form over substance to essentially dupe women. If you know what you're doing you can apply his methodology better than he does and have repeat customers- they're called plates.

                                      [–]Anon241469 2 points3 points  (4 children)

                                      That’s PUA stuff. I’ve watched his presentations and none of it is concerned with inner game, mindset, etc. it’s quite superficial, albeit somewhat effective.

                                      [–]HunterRave 3 points4 points  (3 children)

                                      Classic "Red Pilled" male discounting game. It is absolutely superficial, but it's an important part of understanding how the matrix works, so you can take advantage of it. You can't get laid just by knowing that the matrix exists, you have to be able to manipulate it through game.

                                      I'm anticipating some "getting laid isn't everything" responses, and my answer will be "no fucking shit". But we all know that TRP is primarily a sexual strategy sub, and trying to remove game from your sexual strategy is pretty fucking dumb.

                                      [–]Anon241469 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                                      Actually you can get laid in this “matrix” without “game.” Quite easily. But that wasn’t my point, my point is that the Mystery Method is an example of what some people refer to as “indirect” game. Another form of “game” is the direct method, which is described by Alan Roger Curie and David X, et al.

                                      You’re welcome.

                                      [–]HunterRave 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                                      I think you're getting lost in your own definitions. Maybe you should read some of those books?

                                      [–]Anon241469 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                      Just trying to help you buddy

                                      [–]red_matrix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                                      I think Mystery is a good place to start, it helps you see how different women are if you're new to all of this. Don't spend a lot of time on it. But it should be required viewing for teens/college kids.

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