You can’t stutter every time you see and walk up to an insanely beautiful woman, can you? The truth is, not all of us come into this world with the mastery of seduction. For most of us, it takes more than a few lip-tied encounters, and train wreck moves to get the one date.

On the other hand, some guys seem to have all the right words spilling from their mouths catching the ladies in their tracks.

If you are in the first category, then your manly instincts for survival need a boost.

Well, while there isn’t a button you can flip to automatically become the ladies-man, the guy whose linguistic prowess can’t fail him, you can learn slowly how to be the absolute charmer.

You will discover these 15 best pua books on our list:

  1. The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss
  2. The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
  3. The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed by Mystery
  4. Player’s Handbook by Tommy Orlando
  5. Models: Attract Women Through Honesty by Mark Manson
  6. The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire by David Deida
  7. No More Mr. Nice Guy by Robert A. Glover
  8. Rules of the Game by Neil Strauss
  9. The Manual: What Women Want and How to Give It to Them by W. Anton
  10. The Rational Male: Preventive Medicine by Rollo Tomassi
  11. Bang: The Most Infamous Pickup Book In The World by Roosh V
  12. What Women Want In A Man by Bruce Bryans
  13. What Women Want When They Test Men by Bruce Bryans
  14. Open Her: Activate 7 Masculine Powers to Arouse Your Woman’s Love & Desire by Karen Brody
  15. She Comes First: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman by Ian Kerner

Fortunately, there are numerous PUA books which will teach you the tricks and also help you relearn other strategies.

Think of it like – grade school, but this time, you are learning adult stuff: the things that will help boost your dating game. So, if you are interested in upping your dating game, here are some of the best pick up artist books you should get your hands on.

Book #1

by Neil Strauss
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This is a highly recommended book that lets you take a peek into what was and what is Neil Strauss’ life. As he puts it, in every city in the world, there is an underground seduction lair. Within the lairs, men always trade effective and ineffective techniques on charming and wooing women.

You may not believe it but, Neil was in of these lairs which they termed projects.

Two years later, he shared what he learned. The main lesson from this book is that your game can easily take you from the average frustrated chump to a pick-up artist and finally the pickup guru. You would want to get there too, wouldn’t you?

From the book description:

On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love.

And then things really start to get strange – and passions lead to betrayals lead to violence. The Game is the story of one man’s transformation from frog to prince – to prisoner in the most unforgettable book of the year.

Book #2

by Robert Greene
art of seduction

This has to be the most famous book written about finding your way around the ladies. But, as you’ll soon find out, that isn’t all the book offers. The Art of Seduction presents an all-rounded life guide and philosophies.

It is a masterful production of the works of great thinkers known to us such as Ovid, Einstein, Freud, and Kierkegaard.

It also highlights the achievements of the world’s greatest seducers like Cleopatra and Josephine Bonaparte and Andy Warhol.

By using the wits of these minds and others, you’ll learn how to get to the heart of that person you are into. The book covers the 24 strategies and tactics that will let you take control of situations ultimately having the person you are interested in eating out of your hands.

Some of the quotes from the book you might enjoy:

“What will seduce a person is the effort we expend on their behalf, showing how much we care, how much they are worth. Leaving things to chance is a recipe for disaster, and reveals that we do not take love and romance very seriously.”

“Every seduction has two elements that you must analyze and understand: first, yourself and what is seductive about you; and second, your target and the actions that will penetrate their defenses and create surrender.”

Nate Liason wrote a great summary of this book, so don’t forget to check it out before you decide to get it.

In simple terms, this is the book that lets you assess your role in a situation, pick a target, then seduce the target. This book has the basic and the advanced methods of seduction.

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Book #3

by Mystery
The Mystery Method

Call him crazy or call him bold but, Mystery is the kind of guy that needs no introduction. His work is out the world, and The Mystery Method Promises to blow your mind away. This book lets you learn Mystery’s unique technique which he applies when interacting with women.

His technique allows you to overcome the guard shield used by women to overcome come-ons.

Through The Mystery Method, you’ll learn how to fake it just long enough to get her to bed. But, that isn’t all – this book lets you deep into the workings of the female psychology. So, you don’t just get the women of your dreams but, you understand female social behaviors.

In the end, you also learn how to deal with women in general settings including work.

The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed shares tips such as:

  • Give more attention to her less attractive friend at first, so your target will get jealous and try to win your attention.
  • Always approach a target within 3 seconds of noticing her. If a woman senses your hesitation, her perception of your value will be lower.
  • Don’t be picky. Approach as many groups of people in a bar as you can and entertain them with fun conversation. As you move about the room, positive perception of you will grow. Now it’s easy to meet anyone you want.
  • Smile. Guys who don’t get laid, don’t smile.

If you are wondering how to be assertive but remain persuasive, then this is the book for you. The benefit of reading this book is learning more than picking up chicks; you learn how to attract women effortlessly by learning how women think.

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Book #4

by Tommy Orlando
Players Handbook by Tommy Orlando

If you are looking for some revolutionary book that will teach you the universe’s secrets to getting more ladies, then this isn’t the book for you.

What this book does is that it provides you with an in-depth foundation into sex and women by highlighting the realistic and simple rules you need to use to attract women.

This book will give you answers to questions like:

  • How to never be without a sex partner – get any girl you want and always leave them wanting more!
  • How to achieve the “Master” level, where seduction becomes second nature and you pick up girls without even thinking about it!
  • Which “rules” you think you know that you may be dead wrong about – avoid these false assumptions and you will easily avoid rejection and missed the opportunity.
  • How to avoid the mistakes that 99% of men make when approaching women.
  • The final answer on the age-old question: “What do women want?”

It is the ideal book for anyone looking to get back into the dating scene. Basically, this book teaches you how to pick up the hot ones using the old school point of view.

Book #5

by Mark Manson
Models Attract Women Through Honesty

I bet you didn’t think about this before but, your honesty will earn you a date faster than a lie. To learn how to use honesty to your good, delve into this masterpiece by Mark Manson.

Though the book, you’ll learn the ropes on how to develop confidence and how to win women by understanding them. You’ll learn the importance of being charming, truthful, successful and attractive.

Inside this book, you’ll learn stuff like:

  • The root behaviors that cause all female attraction.
  • Why typical dating advice and pick up theory is counter-productive in the long-run.
  • How to overcome nervousness and anxiety around attractive women.
  • How any man can make himself appear attractive with a little time and effort.
  • The three keys to keeping conversations with women interesting and engaging.
  • How to develop a genuine and joyful sense of humor.

The book also lets you in onto ways of dealing with anxiety, success, failure and the physical aspects of dating. In a nutshell, this is a game changer that teaches you how to connect with women rather than impressing them.

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Book #6

by David Deida
The Way of the Superior Man

Sometimes, all you need is a deeper connection to self and others. To earn a date with that lady that seems to be obviously out of your league, you have to know what you want, your purpose in life and you have to lead an authentic life.

This book guides you to find your purpose in life, what women needs and what would make you a great lover.

In The Way of the Superior Man, David Deida explores the most important issues in men’s lives from career and family, to women and intimacy, to love and spirituality and relationships to offer a practical guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom.

Join this bestselling author and internationally renowned expert on sexual spirituality for straightforward advice, empowering skills, body practices, and more to help you realize a life of fulfillment, immediately and without compromise.

8 chapters in this book deal with:

  • A Man’s Way
  • Dealing With Women
  • Working With Polarity and Energy
  • What Women Really Want
  • Your Dark Side
  • Feminine Attractiveness
  • Body Practices
  • Men’s and Women’s Yoga of Intimacy

The Way of The Superior Man is a guide for living a masculine life of authenticity, integrity, and freedom. Not appearing shallow wins hearts easily.

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Book #7

by Robert A. Glover
No More Mr Nice Guy

This is a masterpiece that will let you know the meaning of being a nice guy and still get what you want in life. This is the kind of book that exposes your mind’s boundaries letting you know how to get your act together and how to be happy.

This isn’t the book that tells you how to get a date by giving you first-date tips, it goes deeper and tackles what makes a man a nice guy.

Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O’Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show.

Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the “Nice Guy Syndrome” trying too hard to please others while neglecting one’s own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness. It’s no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frustration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover.

He explains how they can stop seeking approval and start getting what they want in life, by presenting the information and tools to help them ensure their needs are met, to express their emotions, to have a satisfying sex life, to embrace their masculinity and form meaningful relationships with other men, and to live up to their creative potential.

Also, it teaches you how to spice up your life with the two chapters that tackle all matters sex, love and intimacy. In this book, Robert A. Glover gives you a guide on how to get your act together happily.

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Book #8

by Neil Strauss
Rules of the Game

If you are looking for the book that will change your social life, then you have to read Neil Strauss’ Rules of the Game. While it has great tips on how to make you a ladies’ magnet, it holds a lot more wisdom that will simplify your life.

The Rules of the Game will teach you how to conduct yourself in public and how to be a social butterfly in an easy-to-understand process. The self-evaluation at the beginning of the book will help you in judging yourself.

From the Back Cover of The Book:

If you want to play the Game, you’ve got to know the Rules.

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.

You don’t need money, looks, or fame to succeed with women. All you need is an understanding of how attraction works—and this thirty-day workout program for your social skills, which has already guided tens of thousands of men from frustration to fulfillment.

This book comes after N. Strauss’ The Game and you may want to get your hands on both books to master the art of seducing women and mastering life successfully.

Book #9

by W. Anton
The Manual

Wouldn’t you want to get women and to understand what they want once and for all? Well then, get this book by W. Anton. This book gives you insights into what women are attracted to or what they think they need.

You will also learn why women ‘play hard to get’ and if they are really hard to get or they pretend to be. By addressing your fundamental beliefs, you will be able to think correctly and behave in a way that is attractive to women.

According to the book description, you will learn:

The approach you’ll learn in The Manual is very different from conventional dating and the advice you find in the mainstream media because it focuses on natural attraction – on what women REALLY want – not what they CLAIM they want or what males, in general, BELIEVE women want.

It incorporate men’s and women’s socialization and explains phenomenon such as why men think women are attracted to things such as money (yet money is a man-made invention that has not even EXISTED very long) and why women “play hard to get” (a well-known phrase which amusingly reveals that women ARE easy but only pretend not to be).

This is why the beginning of the book addresses your basic beliefs and mindset because if you learn to THINK correctly, you will automatically behave correctly around women.

Even if they are so stunning they normally take your breath away, your mind goes blank, and you run out of words.

Book #10

by Rollo Tomassi
The Rational Male

You need this book to understand the phases of maturity and what to expect as you progress through the different stages of life. It explores the social dynamics of each stage of maturity and also provides you with an understanding of men’s behavior at different stages of life.

Building on the core works of The Rational Male – Preventive Medicine presents a poignant outline of the phases of maturity and the most commonly predictable experiences men can expect from women as they progress through various stages of life.

Rational and pragmatic, the book explores the intergender and social dynamics of each stage of women’s maturity and provides a practical understanding for men in dealing with women in those phases.

Preventive Medicine delves deep into the feminine social primacy, Hierarchies of Love and Hypergamy letting you know what women want or expect. In short, by reading this book, you won’t have to “wish you knew then what you know now“.

Book #11

by Roosh V

bang pick up book cover

This book is the ideal solution for those of us, who weren’t born with a specific skill set to attract women. This means that it should be mandatory reading for every man out there. It gives you specific techniques and strategies for consensual romance and much more.

From the official product description:

Bang goes into explicit detail on how to achieve intimacy…

  • “Four key moves” to the kiss that are so natural and easy to pull off that the girl won’t even recognize them as moves
  • A comprehensive dating strategy so you make romance with her by the third date
  • How to make a smooth transition to love-making

Dozens of additional topics are logically organized into five chapters…

  • Internal Game. How to build your confidence and adopt the correct beliefs that maximize your seduction ability
  • Early Game. How to meet women, have good conversations, build attraction, and get either numbers, kisses, or fast romance
  • Middle Game. How to set up a date along with what to do and say while out on them
  • Late Game. How to make love
  • End Game. How to take your results to the next level

The lessons taught in this no-nonsense, no-fluff textbook aim to help men reach their romantic potential based on their existing look and status.

Roosh V’s Bang has been called a “pickup classic” and “bible,” one that he wrote after many years of dedicated study in the game. The book’s success has led Roosh to having a dedicated fanbase of tens of thousands of men who read his blog, newsletter, and forum.

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Book #12

by Bruce Bryans

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One of the things you need to do after attracting the girl of your dream is to KEEP her, right? This book is the ideal companion for those of us, who want to master the area of keeping the girl you tried so hard to get in the first place.

In What Women Want In A Man you’re going to learn:

  • How to understand women and the one thing that you can improve about yourself to make a woman want you more.
  • The reasons why a really great woman is HARD-WIRED by NATURE to CHASE the kind of man that possesses several qualities that are rare in most men. (Hint: These are the keys to attracting women and understanding how women think.)
  • Ten ways in which you can IMMEDIATELY begin working on yourself to become an overpowering magnet for the woman of your dreams.
  • How to be decisive and become a master at dealing with conflict while staying perfectly calm and poised.
  • The unforgivable sin that can ruin your chances of getting (and keeping) a good woman. This is the thing that FORCES her to either want to DUMP YOU or CHEAT ON YOU without her understanding why.
  • How to take control of your emotions in any situation and be the rock that she needs you to be.

You should read this book, like right now. Some of the reviews I read on Amazon say that this is THE most important book that changed their life. Check it out, you won’t be sorry.

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Book #13

by Bruce Bryans

What Women Want When They Test Men cover

Women like to test us; they do this to find the best mate out there. That is a simple truth. You need to pass these tests otherwise she will go away as fast ass possible, and you will be alone, once again. This book will show you all the techniques and tips to master her challenges.

From the official product description:

Even if a man knows how to attract women, cultivating a mind-blowing relationship with one requires a different set of skills entirely. Women want men who can make them feel secure – men with strong boundaries and unwavering commitment.

Sadly, most dating and relationship books rarely show men how to keep a woman happy without them having to sacrifice their manhood in the process.

Here’s what you’re going to learn inside:

  • How to be radically honest with a woman and why this makes her MORE attracted to you.
  • The reason why women test men CONSISTENTLY and how to use this knowledge to deepen a woman’s desire. (Hint: This is the key to female psychology and how women think.)
  • How to be confident with difficult women.
  • What women want in a man and how to give it to them.
  • How to make a woman happy without becoming a complete doormat of a man.
  • How to seduce your wife and get her in the mood by responding like a MAN whenever she “pokes the bear.”

This book is another highly reviewed classic by Bruce Bryans; you should definitely get your copy and never fail any test that might be thrown at you.

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Book #14

by Karen Brody

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This book is more on the spiritual side, it is something like the previously mentioned book from David Deida about being a superior man that will use his masculinity and spirituality to attract the opposite sex.

Open Her teaches a man how to embody 7 Masculine Archetypes to engage his woman in a deeper, more passionate dance of love. Each archetype brings power and a gift, a secret key to his woman’s love and desire.

From the official product description:

What man doesn’t fantasize about having the secret keys and passcodes to unlock a woman’s desire for him? The truth is, you don’t have to fantasize: you already have everything you need within you to unleash your woman’s desire.

The problem is you think it’s too hard, too mysterious or just “not you.” But what if getting what you want is simply a matter of tapping into what’s already within you–and is the only real missing link between you and a passionate, satisfying relationship?

Karen Brody, an Expert Guide for Men in Relationships, who has helped thousands of men successfully engage women will teach you how to fire up and leverage your masculinity and masculine gifts, to give your woman the aspects of you she secretly craves.


  • Why trying to “get it right” is killing her passion and attraction
  • Why a woman’s physical resistance is your most important opportunity to demonstrate leadership, love and sexual mastery
  • How to tap into dormant powers that instantly awaken and deepen her desire for you

Some of the most helpful reviews state: A Masterpiece of Insight, to Help Men Understand the Woman they Love…, The Opposite of the Pickup Culture and much more.

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Book #15

by Ian Kerner

She Comes First cover

If you want to master the arts of cunnilingus, this is a must have book. Heck, every male should know how to pleasure her girl orally, as it is one of the most intimate acts that brings two people closer.

From the official product description:

Ian Kerner offers a radical new philosophy for pleasuring women in She Comes First—an essential guidebook to oral sex from the author of Be Honest—You’re Not That Into Him Either.

The New York Times praises Kerner’s “cool sense of humor and an obsessive desire to inform,” as he “encourages men through an act that many find mystifying.”

An indispensable aid to a healthier, more fulfilling sex life for her and him, She Comes First offers techniques and philosophy that have already earned raves from the likes of bestselling author and Loveline co-host Dr. Drew Pinsky as well as Playgirl magazine, which cheers, “Hallelujah!”.

Some of the most helpful reviews state: Great overview of total body sex and how to re-imagine what you thought was ‘the right way’, VERY HIGHLY recommended. An eye opener!!! A confidence builder!!! and much more.

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