The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book about Relationships Imitation Leather – Illustrated, 13 October 2015

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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Imitation Leather ‏ : ‎ 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0060898763
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0060898762
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"One of the 33 books you need to read before the age of 30."--The Independent

"One of the 9 books that defined 2015."--Tech Insider

"The Truth is fantastic...In the course of exorcising his pickup artist demons, Strauss learns and exposes the barriers to intimacy that so many of us are carrying around. If you've struggled with monogamy, or loved someone who has, this book is revelatory."--Chicago Tribune

"A brutally honest and emotionally exhaustive account of his search for sexual freedom. . . . Yes, there are orgies and swinger parties, but there are also far more intense discussions about the meaning of intimacy and the underlying causes of sexual behavior."--Booklist

"[Strauss] charms us with confessions of his screwed-up childhood and the many idiotic beliefs and mistakes that have plagued him, then upsells us on the notion that we can be masters of the universe-and he can teach us how. Color me seduced."--Laura Miller, Slate

"The epiphanies revealed are simultaneously incredibly obvious and richly profound... I want you to read this book. I want your partners to read this book. More than that, I want you to think critically about what it says about you and the world around you and your romantic relationships."--Grantland

"The guy who wrote The Game and lived The Game searches for love and learns that it's way, way harder. And funnier."--Joel Stein, Time magazine

About the Author

NEIL STRAUSS is an award-winning writer for Rolling Stone and the author or coauthor of ten New York Times bestsellers. He splits his time between Los Angeles and wherever the Jonas Brothers are.

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