Just a brief announcement, I’ve had the Kindle version of The Rational Male professionally formatted and the new edition is now available from Amazon.
I have to apologize for the first version. I’m a designer by trade and my initial effort was intended for a well laid out print version that could be loaned to, or bought for men who readers felt might benefit most from it. Unfortunately my freshmen effort never really converted from the PDF to an ePub the way I had intended.
I understand now that readers primarily wanted Kindle / eReader versions for themselves so I took the time and committed the money to have the text professionally formatted. The eBook is now ready for primetime. It’s essentially the same book, just everything is now in place, with links embedded.
I’ve also expanded the distribution to Kindle Select now, so readers in Mexico, Brazil and Japan have direct sales access.
Also, I’m currently having the book translated into Spanish, and have a couple of irons in the fire to convert the book into an Audible format.
Something to Look Forward to
The good news is that I’ll be taking all of this learning and applying it to the next book I began last week. I’d already begun The Rational Male: Volume II in February, however, as a result from the most recent Preventative Medicine series I’ve put this on hold while I flesh out an expanded version of this series into the new book. Furthermore, since my essays and graphs detailing contemporary SMV seem to generate so much interest (and rage, and general distortion) both inside and outside the manosphere, I’ve decided to expand this new book with SMV / SMP specific material to support the expanded Preventative Medicine detailing.
After sifting through my past SMV related material I’ve found I have more than enough for a ‘real’ book – so, yes there will be both a (well formatted) Kindle and a printed version. While I will be using some prior posts, as well as detailing the Preventative Medicine timeline more expansively, I’ll also be including new related writing that I haven’t published on Rational Male. So the answer to the obvious question is, no, it wont all be just reprints of past essays – and even the ones I choose to will be expanded.
The purpose of this effort, like anything I write really, will be along the same intent as the Preventative Medicine series – a work to better help men prepare for, and become SMV / SMP and Game aware.
Once this book is completed I’ll be back to Rational Male: Volume II. My hope was to publish by October 1st, but that may get pushed back a month depending on the Preventative Medicine (working title) book’s publication.
And finally, amongst all of this, my stupid-hectic work schedule/travel, publishing for the blog and trying to be a husband and a father, I’ve also begun copy edits for a new edition of the printed book. I’ll be hiring a pro copy editor to help out and make corrections, but this new edition will address the formatting and copy issues in the first printed edition. The material will not change.
Thanks for all your support. I write for my readership, so if there’s a suggestion you have for any of these upcoming projects or some topic or inclusion you’d like to see, please feel free to let me know about them in the comments or with an email (address on the About page).
“Something to Look Forward to”
Indeed! So, so indeed!
Rollo, I have seen that modern women and “old farts” alike show a lot of hypocrisy when criticizing the often pedestalizing, subservient, if not codependent behavior of the the so called and stigmatized Nice Guys. I mean, they often claim being for equal relationships and dating rights, denouncing the purported manipulation tactics of the so called “nice guys”. However, I question myself: isn’t there something very hypocritical about claiming that they are egalitarian when in fact most of them, directly and or indirectly, support or supported feminist ideals and “rights”, and by doing so, many women even got involved in… Read more »
Rollo, I have very recently purchased your (older version) book via kindle. Excellent book. Is there any way for those who previously purchased the book to update to the new properly formatted version?
Please keep the books affordable. Thank you Rollo
@Prime Alpha, It might update for you, but I think you can just re-download the file again from Amazon for free if you already purchased it.
Your work has helped me more than I can say. I look forward reading all of your new writing. Please keep up the good work!
‘Nice guy’ is not something that was deliberately inflicted on us. It’s our default reproductive strategy, as automatic and unconscious as female hypergamy. Think about the behaviors we define as as ‘Alpha’. How would evolution, which does not think, come to make the correlation between those behaviors and superior genes? In the EEA, superior men don’t obey the rules, because they make the rules. They are dominant because others defer to them. they are the center of attention because everyone knows they are the leader. They don’t pursue females because females pursue them. “True” Alphas are not born, they are… Read more »
Re: ‘Nice’ guys:
@Rollo: I’ve read at least 80% of your archives, including all of those. Consider the reproductive problem of an EEA male that is *not* Alpha; He has to get females to accept him as their second choice. Trying to be Alpha if he doesn’t have the ability to back it up is dangerous. Force is an option, but can lead to social ostracization. But most of the women who try to pair-bond with the Alpha are going to fail…. Being “Nice”, non-threatening, pliable, these would be a strategy for being the “First Loser”. Maybe you have to expend resources raising… Read more »
@Dave, exactly. The original intent (or false hope if you like) is an effort in poaching amenable females (ones an Alpha loses interest in) from an Alpha’s ‘harem’, but under modern circumstances where a woman believes she is the primary sexual selector that intent really becomes one of poaching amenable women from lesser Betas.
Thank you. I just purchased the Kindle edition.
@Rollo: It can’t have been too false of a hope, or it wouldn’t have been selected. It was an alternative to the ‘all or nothing’ of the Alpha strategy. If your chances of supplanting the Alpha are low, you have few options, and the selection pressure was immense (as you’ve pointed out elsewhere, 60% of all the males that have ever lived had no children).
‘First loser’ is better than ‘Total loser’.
Not sure if you’ve read this one yet: http://therationalmale.com/2012/02/27/mrs-hyde/ According to strategic pluralism theory (Gangestad & Simpson, 2000), men have evolved to pursue reproductive strategies that are contingent on their value on the mating market. More attractive men accrue reproductive benefits from spending more time seeking multiple mating partners and relatively less time investing in offspring. In contrast, the reproductive effort of less attractive men, who do not have the same mating opportunities, is better allocated to investing heavily in their mates and offspring and spending relatively less time seeking additional mates. From a woman’s perspective, the ideal is to… Read more »
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@Rollo: I see what you’re getting at, but I don’t think women are as self-aware in their pursuit of their strategy as is commonly assumed. They aren’t lying when they say they want a ‘nice guy’, or engaging in strategic disqualification at the behest of some Gynocentric/Feminist hive mind. They really believe that is what they *should* want, as surely as any AFC believes that taking them at their word and being a ‘nice guy’ will win over The One. They really are mystified and confounded by how their bodies won’t cooperate, that they can’t just will themselves into being… Read more »
Rollo, I have seen your links. You make some interesting quotes. Some of them are related to my previous questions: You see, behavioristically, what women mischaracterize as ‘nice‘ is usually the male-methodology they misinterpreted when they couldn’t find a way to reject a guy in an efficient fashion. So yeah, Nice Guys, you’re the real Jerks and Alpha Jerks, you’re the truly nice guy’s because you “act the same with everyone.” Ladies, stop complaining about the sheep when you’re looking for a wolf. That’s it. Many of these “old fart” and millennial “femenists” are a complete fraud themselves. I am… Read more »
@Chokmah: This is why I’ve settled on the term “Moral Equals”. We’re not equivalent, interchangeable. But we are equal at a moral level. My freedom should not be greater or lesser than their freedom, my happiness neither more nor less important than theirs. We are not the same, but we are deserving of being treated with the same dignity.
At some point, we have to stop pulling each other back into the lobster pot. The Battle of the Sexes is not, can not, be winner takes all.
@RickRolls: True equality between the genders could only theoretically be achieved by taking into account all the differences, as men and women are essentially different. Only then there might be the conditions for treating both with dignity.
@Rollo: The feminine influence naturally loves the beta dystopia between guys they’d never want to fuck otherwise because it primes their need for indignation while simultaneously satisfying a woman’s need for attention and affirmation of her own imperative. I would just add that being a wannabe “alpha” for the sake of getting more pussy is ultimately a genuine kind of “beta” dystopia. What can be more affirmative of the “feminine imperative” than having legions of “betas” wanting to become an “alpha”, or being more “self-aware” and developing themselves further to finally having the chance to get into their pants (with… Read more »
@RickRolls I’m trying to understand what point you are attempting to make. Are you trying to suggest that “just being a nice guy” is a potentially fulfilling sexual strategy in modern society? Sure, I think we can all agree that the beta strategy has been sexually selected as an alternative to pursuing harems, as Rollo highlighted with his quote above.But let’s take a second to think about what it means to have your genes selected – it just means that you had a child who survived to reproduce him/herself. It says nothing about the quality of life after said reproduction… Read more »
Treating women with dignity is not a winning sexual strategy. They don’t want to be treated equally. We have been over this a thousand times (sigh).
“It’s not like we are any less controlled by our hormones or genetically-derived mating strategy. But at least our hormones are screaming the same thing at us all the time. We aren’t getting whipsawed by them on a monthly basis, they don’t scream one thing at us in our 20′s, a different thing in our 30′s, and then completely abandon us in our 40′s.
It’s the difference between leaning into a strong wind, and trying to keep your feet on a boat in heavy seas.”
After RMvol2 and the 4 part navigating womens maturation process, a book with the other posts would be a great idea.
Like Blaise Pascal’s Penses. One of my most favorite books
adapt or die eh.
@Chokmah: “True Equality” might not be possible, in the sense that any given relationship is going to have various inequalities incorporated into it. But “Moral Equals” is a more abstract statement. We are intelligent, somewhat self-aware animals. As animals, we have drives that compromise our self-awareness and influence our intelligence, but unlike other animals we are *moral* creatures, who have the potential to transcend our natures. The more self-aware we are, the more we understand how our animal nature works, the more we have the capacity to take control and responsibility. AFC’s and hypergamous women are not morally inferior to… Read more »
Dang, I need to get my demo reel (as the old term goes) in order. It would be fantastic to be the voice of the Rational Male audio book!
@Rollo, you may enjoy this. The ultimate in beta bux.
Females valued the males’ resources so much that the females developed appendages designed to reach into the males’ pockets to extract the resources. Researchers surmise that it is the coercive nature of the females’ strategy that caused the males to adapt an effeminate strategy.
@RickRolls: AFC’s and hypergamous women are not morally inferior to those who have “taken the red pill”, they are simply less self-aware. It may be that the only way to foster self-awareness is to act on our self-awareness, to their potential disadvantage. […] Just because something is a winning evolutionary strategy doesn’t mean it makes the winner happy. Women that spend their 20′s chasing Alpha on the club scene may or may not be happy, may or may not feel that their lives were wasted, but without self-awareness, they can’t take control or make a real choice. […] Taking the… Read more »
But that doesn’t feeeeel good,…
@Chokmah: It’s not like many males take the red pill entirely willingly. Maybe you’ve got to have your nose rubbed in it before you can reject a lifetime of evolution’s seditious whispering in your ear.
Red pill or not, women are still women, and basing any relationship you have with them on appealing to their reason… It’s not about making them appeal to their reason… because they never will. It’s about making my own decisions irrespective of what they think or say. It may be that it comes as a result of introspection, or a new awareness brought to them from an outside influence (the manosphere), but the answer to the question of who do you do it for is both yourself and the outside motivator. “Alpha” game players: the clowns who provide women with… Read more »
@Chokmah, I get what you’re saying. In fact, I’ve read sentiments identical to your own from the most hardcore of MGTOWs and I honestly can relate with them. Hell, even Roosh pretty much concurs with you here: http://www.rooshv.com/men-are-nothing-more-than-clowns-to-the-modern-woman I could almost get on board with the MGTOW ideology, except for the fact that I don’t believe that there is ever really any separation from men ‘entertaining’ women and self-motivated self-improvement. Guys don’t seek out the Red Pill and the manosphere because they’re looking to “be better men”, they’re looking for a solution to their lack of success with women, or… Read more »
Yeah, the thing is, the Red Pill is a real thing, an awareness of this unspoken context completely changes how you interact with the opposite sex. I find “Conquest Tales” distasteful, and I suspect most are pure fiction. But I’ll share one by way of establishing my bona fides: I’m visiting my ex for the holidays, so I can spend time with my daughter, when I happen to run across the phrase “Red Pill” in an unrelated forum. I google it, I wind up reading through several sites, including this one. While I’m reading, my ex asks “Where are you… Read more »
@RickRolls. Although a bluepill man’s own ignorance is not an ultimately legitimate excuse for his failure with women, you allude to the fact that women’s ignorance is THE reason for his redpill success. I like that your ethical uncertainty hasn’t immobilized you but motivated you.
@Rollo: Seriously, I had never read Rosh and I think it’s a funny and interesting coincidence that many of worldviews converge. I read the article you linked and he’s indeed a good and funny writer: For the next girl I meet, I’m not going to ask her if she needs a man, because I know she doesn’t. Instead I will simply ask her if she wants a man, and if the answer leans yes, I will perform like the good clown I am so that she is entertained enough to have sex with me. Either she or I will eventually… Read more »
Note: Roosh is indeed hilarious: http://www.rooshv.com/the-end-game-of-feminism 😀 ROFL
Aunt Giggles is now openly calling for online censorship:
I’ve been warning people for years that she’s another Denise Romano. Now the proof is piling up.
I got the Kindle edition of RM and when I’m starting to feel a panic attack coming on, breathing into a paper bag and then just sitting down and reading through it is helping me immensely. Having things put into perspective when I’m just freaking out and feeling lost at sea is a godsend. As far as MGTOW goes, I’ve been tempted to go MGTOW, and I can understand why guys do, but deep down I’ve never been able to buy into it. Wanting to be with women is natural, and just admitting that you want to be a better… Read more »
I think that Roosh is a good, honest guy: http://www.returnofkings.com/33943/american-children-are-the-prisoners-of-women. If “femenists” get angry at him it’s just because he’s exposing open and wide, and in a very straightforward and honest way, very inconvenient truths about them: http://www.rooshv.com/bio.
I also understand men who prefer to “go with the flow”. But what if we might break up the seemingly all powerful, omnipotent feminist system? What if there were innumerable exploitable “cracks” in the oppressive system built up by them? Every man is born a warrior.
Rollo, I’ve been reading your blog for a while now (as well as other in the “manosphere”). I think I could call myself red pill, except I’m female…Is that possible? I agree with some basic things, like a man should lead sexually, and in other ways. I’m not sure what else I really agree with, because I’m religiously Christian, and a lot of the hooking up and ONS behavior doesn’t fly with me. What red pill advice do you have for women? Or what do you think is a red pill aware woman? By the way your blog has been… Read more »
Jugding by the preview the updated version looks great. Thanks a lot for that, Rollo! But when redownloading I’m still getting the old version. Does anybody have the same problem?
“Here’s a cosmic secret revealed for you: Real Power is the degree to which a person has control over their own circumstances. Real Power is the degree to which we actually control the directions of our lives.”~Rollo Tomassi from his Kindle “The Rational Male” – For the few men that intend to spend life in a happy, traditional marriage, “The Rational Male” is the only book that can make it possible in this world at this time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzxIx3lZBrs If you didn’t grab the Kindle last October, it’s ok. It’s a question of knowledge or ignorance (willfully choosing to ignore reality).… Read more »
@femalereader: I hope Rollo gives you a looooong answer as I think it would be very interesting; but, in the meantime, you will find “On the Rock” under Rollo’s blogroll, which is written by a female author. It has discussed many of the red pill topics.
In my opinion, a red pill woman is one who understands the mayhem she is capable of creating and actively works to limit that damage on a daily basis.
@femalereader, Elspeth’s blog
is surely a more informative place for a woman.
So I’m a bit confused here… It makes sense that women’s SMV peaks at the age of ~23. Men of all ages would agree with this, but men are consistent… the qualities they desire don’t change much. Men’s SMV peaks at 38, but is this the consensus from women of all ages? Or does this only apply to women who are also around that age (~38)? Rollo’s articles also assert that women are more aesthetically-focused until their mid/late 20′s, but then begin the transition into wanting a provider. Does the 38 year old man attract mainly the women who want… Read more »
Love the Warby Parker reference! That’s totally on-point. If I had paid double for my copy of Rational Male 1, it would still be a bargain. When I think of all the $ I wasted on my last GF – from theater tickets and expensive dinners and V-Day garbage to my time, skills and best intentions – in addition to 2 years of expensive therapy (my review – don’t do it), I would have been better served by a look at this site a year before I did. Getting played and losing hard can make a man bitter, but the… Read more »
@deepdish re:SMV. The phase chart is intended, I believe, to portray the sociosexual event sequence in a typical woman’s SMP trajectory. Rollo’s SMV curves were a courageous stab at putting down numbers reflecting typical observed behaviors. The ages of the men that women are attracted to in different phases are not as important as most other attributes of the men: looks, health, money, steadiness, etc.
@deepdishpizza, I’m going to presume you’ve read the full 4 part post, as well as the SMV series. If not go back and read the links I’ll post at the bottom. The reason men tend to ‘peak’ around 38 is because this is, or should be, the phase in which he has the most potential for making himself into the best man he can be. It is generally the phase in which a man has “the full package” or is expected to: http://therationalmale.com/2011/11/11/the-mature-man/ Of course a man may be able to be a better “package” earlier (or later) in his… Read more »
Can you make an audio version of the first book?
It’s in the works actually.
@Kate I think that’s a really great definition and thanks for the suggestion to on the rock. I also found a “red pill women” subreddit so will prob find good info there. it’s interesting, as a woman, for me to consider that I may be capable of so much destruction though I may not have no intention to do so. I hope Rollo answers me as well 🙂
@jf12 I appreciate being linked to a Christian woman’s blog, it should surely be easy to relate to her. She seems like a good role model for women.
how’s the audio book coming along?
Thanks on your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your blog and wll often come back in the foreseeable future.
I want to encourage continue your great work, have a nice evening!
Hi Rollo, as I am sure you are aware Sam Botta has an excellent voice and has already done about an hour’s worth of your book. Link:
Are you possibly looking into having him complete the audio for an audiobook?
@Dino, Sam’s been doing the audio version for more than a year now. Soon, very soon.
Hey Rollo not to beat the dead horse but any updates on the audiobook? I’m really looking forward to it.