I’ve been following Krauser’s blog since 2009 or so, after Roissy first linked to it many years ago. I’m sure most of my readers know and respect him. He’s not only one of the best writers in game, but he also helped formalize the London daygame model which is the framework many of us use.
I’ve learned a lot by reading Krauser over the years, and I’ve enjoyed reading all four of his memoir volumes. Krauser highlighting up and coming daygame bloggers is also the reason I was able to connect with Nash at Days of Game, and I’m grateful for that as well.
So naturally I was looking forward to reading the 5th installment of his series, “Girl Junkie” which covers his exploits in 2015.
Having followed his blog all these years Krauser’s memoirs have been especially interesting because the give background and context to many of the stories he’s posted there.
Each volume has delivered on its promise: well told interesting stories that both entertain as well as deliver game tidbits and perspective by example.
With each volume I find myself underling certain ideas and passages to bring into my own game toolkit.
Girl Junkie continues with this streak and doesn’t disappoint.
Having read the other four volumes over the last four years or so, it’s difficult to remember the differences between the books. They’re all consistent Krauser. With Girl Junkie what stands out to me as a long time Krauser reader is he has matured.
There is less preening. Even though Girl Junkie covers the most recent year of the five volumes, where Krauser’s game had continued to improve, in many ways he’s more humble in this book and from my read it seems to have a greater balances of both the frustrations and successes. We all learn more from our failures and this makes for a more human and interesting read.
Krauser also raises some interesting questions on the players journey and whether it’s possible to go too far. In the year of game he covers in this book he is all about fast escalation and the fast pull, often just for the sake of the dopamine rush it provides. He knowingly burns a lot of leads he might have closed otherwise because he can’t be bothered to take more time on. Most guys never get to this point, but it is a pitfall for long term players.
He hints in the end at further changes, and I look forward to seeing if he explores this further.
Some of my favorite quotes of the book include:
- “So long as you aren’t naive enough to invest emotions into your dealing with them, sluts are a lot of fun. They can be amongst the most honest and direct girls you ever meet; so long as you’re the casual sex guy and not a potential husband.”
- Specific examples of how he visualizes sexual scenes with girls on the street to increase his sexual intent as he goes to approach, improving results.
- “Once you understand the concept of ‘frame’, you understand its power. If you can direct your mind with the correct metaphors, that imagery will fill in all the blanks for you and power you through self-doubt.”
- “We aren’t stealing anything (from the girl). It’s the opposite, we are building up something special and offering girls an opportunity.”
- Details of what caused the fall out between Krauser and Torero, from Krauser’s perspective.
- Plenty of good examples of lines and tactics with girls.
- Plenty of logistical details for Krakow, Warsaw, Prague, and Kiev for anyone who ever plans to game those cities.
- “I believe a man shouldn’t burden others with his problems. Part of being a man is carrying weight on your own shoulders. It can be a tightrope with girls, to share enough of your inner world that they feel connection but to close off those insecurities and frustrations that would undermine her assessment of your confidence.”
- “Her first response (or lack thereof) is the strongest single signal of how likely she is to fuck.” (referring to her first text response after the street number close).
- “Something funny just occurred to me,” I said mid-way through a script that had actually occurred to me two years ago and had been carefully refined through practice ever since. “isn’t it interesting that nobody even knows we met? It’s like, everything we say and do is one big secret.”
- “being a girl, she was fascinated by the sudden conviction with which I delivered the lecture. I saw her eyes sparkle in sexual attraction.”
- “Any time a girl chases you let her come. Don’t snatch the reins and start leading.”
As the entertainment industry has become increasingly politically correct, I find there are less and less movies and books that I can actually enjoy. They just don’t match reality.
For a man that understands how the world works Krauser’s memoirs are a refreshing exception. I enjoy the writing as entertainment, and there are plenty of golden nuggets of game that I took notes on as well to refine what I do.