Book Review: Models by Mark Manson
This will be a quite a short review: It’s the best book to start with and you should go read it now.
If you are still reading you are probably wondering why and need some more convincing, I can respect that. This review is pretty glowing as this particular book has helped me personally tremendously and is a big part of why I finally managed to start this blog. This review will most likely be somewhat biased because of that, so keep it in mind. However as it has helped me I have no doubt it would help you as well. So let’s talk about how and why it helped.
Learning the alphabet
I’m going to describe this book as the ABC of self-improvement. The end goal that is presented by the book is to get women, doesn’t really matter if you want something long or short term, it’s what you are working towards. However as this book isn’t a pick-up artist’s handbook, it describes something quite different as the path towards that goal, than what you might expect. What it describes is how to improve yourself so women find you more attractive, basically the same goal then that we are all working towards; a better you. Build it and they will come sort of. Like I mentioned in my post. The relationship facet of life is rather easy if you yourself are well aligned with your goals and honest to yourself and others about them, and this book has the same message. During its 250ish pages Mark Manson goes into quite a lot of detail on the different facets of life, how to gain confidence, how to communicate your intentions better and a million other things which all very useful in all aspects of your life. Don’t matter if it’s work or personal life, trying to get that girl, all of these skills apply to all of those things
I’m not sure if it’s intentional, but Manson pulls a quite clever switch with the readers, on the face selling the book on how to get women, but actually helping you improve all aspects of your life. I think getting people motivated and selling a book with “Get Your Life in Order” is harder than “How to Get Girls 101”. I’m definitely not saying that what he says about getting your life in order to attract women isn’t true, it most certainly is, however the book is about so much more than that. It helps understand interpersonal psychology and why people behave the way they do, and what those behaviors signal to other people.
Laying the foundation
I personally read this book this past spring. I read a chapter took its lessons and applied them to my life and read the next. I didn’t really plan on doing this, but that’s how it turned out in the end. Reading the book and taking its lessons to heart is the biggest confidence boost of my life. It really allowed me to make a huge leap as a person, and if you haven’t read the book I can’t recommend it highly enough. As I alluded to earlier this book isn’t really about picking up women, even though it does teach that too, it’s a book about how to be a whole person, confident and proud. Because of this I recommend this book to anyone, women, men, in a relationship, not in a relationship, seeking relationship, not seeking a relationship, all of that doesn’t matter because the principles taught in this book are sound and solid. It lays the foundation on which all of the facets of your life can build. By reading Models I figured out my dreams, by reading 4 hour workweek I learned what I can do to reach those dreams.
Buy the book, lay the foundation, I promise you won’t regret it.