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 also provides revealing outlines of feminine social primacy, Hypergamy, the ‘Hierarchies of Love’ and the importance of understanding the conventional nature of complementary masculinity in a world designed to keep men ignorant of it.
The Rational Male – Preventive Medicine seeks to help men who “wish they knew then what they know now.”
The book is first in of series complements to The Rational Male, the twelve-year core writing of author/blogger Rollo Tomassi from therationalmale.com. Rollo Tomassi is one of the leading voices in the globally growing, male-focused online consortium known as the “Manosphere”.
Well, it’s been about a year in the making, but the print version of my second book is now available on the Createspace store and will be distributed through Amazon in the next 3-5 business days. If you prefer the digital format the Kindle version is also available now on Amazon.
I’ll be updating this to a permanent page once the print version of the book is live on Amazon.
I’d like to thank all my regular readers and commenters. It was your input and insight, and the questions we put to each other that made this book possible. I’m often asked why I’ve never moderated the comments on Rational Male, this book is why. I’d also like to personally thank Sam Botta for doing the forward and helping with promotion of my work.
I’ll be doing an ‘Ask Me Anything’ of sorts in this week’s comment thread if you have questions about the book. My purpose with this book is to formalize the work I did in the Preventive Medicine series as well as provide some support material. If you’re a regular reader here, you already know I make my material freely available, however, I have fleshed out a lot of the original content more thoroughly as well as adding some new material in the book.
Preventive Medicine is intended to be a complement to The Rational Male core works – an important supplement, not an extension. I’ve decided that future Rational Male series books will center on that core work for reference to more specific topics. I think you’ll find the organization and direction of Preventive Medicine much more singularly focused than the first book. This is intentional. There was no feasible way to present the first book’s material without familiarizing readers with a lot of varied Red Pill topics. The Rational Male will always be the starting point for any new work.
Once again, my hope is that readers will share this book with the men they feel would need it the most. I hope you’ll “accidentally” leave a copy on a table at Starbucks or a school library. I hope you give it to your teenage nephew and your middle-age best friend going through a rough divorce. If you buy the digital copy, thank you, but do consider getting the physical copy to share with someone who wouldn’t otherwise consider exploring the Red Pill or the manosphere online. And if you get into a conversation about the book be sure you let them know about the first book too. Please spread the word.
I thank you all most sincerely.
Finally! Awesome. Can’t wait to get this one. 🙂
I’ll be updating this to a permanent page once the print version of the book is live on Amazon. -> Rolo, any time frame when this will be live?
You can order now from the Createspace link, it’ll be on Amazon proper by Thursday I’d guess.
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Cannot wait to buy and read. Your work has let me change my entire life and I thank you for that very sincerely.
Congrats Rollo. Thank you for your good work. IbBought and shared several copies of The Rational Male for myself, brother and friends. I’ll definitely do the same here. Note: I viewed the Amazon “Look Inside” and the contents page shows Medicine misspelled “Preventive Medecine” four times. Best regards, Andrew
Thanks Andrew, fixed. Even Amazon’s proofers didn’t catch that.
Nice, gonna get the paperback!
I got the first book, but it had major formatting errors in the print version. Have these been fixed? I love your posts, but I’m reluctant to get another print book if it’s god the same issue.
The first book is in its first revision now
When will you publish a Rev. 2 of Rational Male?
I’ll get them both together. Have a rather long queue for the meantime.
I expect mid April
First time signing in, and did so just to send a heartfelt congrats…I will most certainly be purchasing this bad boy!
COngratulations on the new book!
So far I bought 6 copies of The Rational Male for various friends and family last Christmas, and am pleased I now have the Birthday gifts as well. Charging Kindle and buying my first copy of Preventative Medicine tonight.
Just checking, is this kind of a boiled down condensed version of your blog posts? Same with the first book. I want to buy both, need to know what Im getting into. Thanks Rollo
@BigAl actually they are the more fleshed out and expanded versions. The first book is my collected core works and consists primarily of what I feel are the most important Red Pill principles to understand. This new one is based on the Preventative Medicine series I did last year, but expanded to account for outliers and social conventions. It’s split into two books. Book 1 is the preventive medicine time line, a comprehensive breakdown of the biological and sociological impact of Hypergamy, love hierarchies, and a new section explaining men’s conditioning by the FI. Book 2 is the support works.… Read more »
I’m looking forward to buying the hard copy. Rollo I am still very interested in a personal consult. I live in the orlando area. Would this be possible?
Stefan, I moved from Central Florida to Nevada about a year and a half ago. But I’ll contact you.
Gave my buddy the Rational Male the other day. It’s important to have these books. Pointing a guy to the internet for this kind of information can be kind of overwhelming I imagine. Resources abound of course, but to have a book is absolute gold and I’m sure this one won’t disappoint.
Just purchased. The phases graph is great as is your smv curve. Good read so far.
Next-to-the-last paragraph of the introduction … “They are not cannon, they are not law.” Cannon should be “canon”.
Nice book btw.
Sounds good, thanks Rollo.
The paperback is listed on Amazon as volume 2. Is volume 1 not posted online for sale yet?
The Rational Male is volume 1. The Rational Male – Preventive Medicine is volume 2
Ok book 1 has the preventive med timeline. Thanks for clearing it up. Second volume of Rational Male. Got it haha
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Excellent, congratulations Rollo!
I’m pretty bogged down at the moment but I’ll be reading this a soon as this crazy world permits.
Firstly thanks for your fantastic work on TRM. I have benefited greatly from reading your blog but at 47 years old I wish I had found it sooner.
Anyway I want to buy these books for my son (lives with my ex) but feel he is still too young at 13, do you have any thoughts on the best age for a young man to be introduced to these works?
You posted your actual phone number on a public forum? You do realize how dumb that is, right?
Fantastic Rollo !!!
Did you ever see the very strange review of Book 1 that seems to be given a lot of credence on Amazon UK?
By ‘Paul Woodfine’. Either he’s as thick as two of my finest twice-wrought planks, or is deliberately refuting the very core of your views.
How can a man read that book, and somehow get it so wrong?
Here ya go (disguised GoogleMess, click to find the lady)
Rollo: awesome. Will buy.
From a few threads back, for those who can’t read or do math: 3 + 6 = 9.
Oh and BTW, it’s up on Amazon@Planet Blighty, seven and three quarters of your finest English pounds, ta.
When you realise that this is about 75% of the cost of a pack of Marlboro here, or equals a couple of pints of basic pub beer, or less than a gallon of gas, even I’ll be cracking the old sporran open for a number of copies. I’m In!
Yeah, it looks like Amazon has fast-tracked it. I’ll link.
I note that Vol. I is being passed around my sons dorm at local State U.
@Sun….about Stefan putting up his phone #: It’s his. Yeah, I agree it’s a dumb move (but that’s not what this comment is about). The urge to correct others is in some way 180 degrees away from a place of bemused mastery. Let him fuck up. Phone #s are easy to change. We all want to help our brothers but at the same time we need to be aware of how our help can easily conform to the FI / ‘helicopter parent’ model. There’s no personal growth nor enlarged accountability there. I’m a reluctant critic since I find your comments… Read more »
I’m 2/3rds the way through your first book The Rational Male now and am really liking it – at least half of it is highlighted for future review and I used some it recently [dread game in response to shit test] and got my way… at least for now anyway. Great work Rollo. I’ll be getting a copy of Preventative Medicine soon.
A lot of times it’s fun to watch. Some things though…
Congrats! The whole approach of the blog is refreshing and hard-hitting. I’m looking forward to the “Ask Me Anything?” blog segment. My question is one that has been bothering me for some time and one you touch on periodically but hopefully can elaborate on: “How do you “next”, overcome the pitfalls of hypergamy and basically ‘not give a fuck’ when in reality you should be focused and in fact giving a fuck to achieve your goals? It seems the great paradox with women that by NOT giving a fuck you achieve your goal….so how much is appropriate without falling into… Read more »
Women want a man that they can control, obtain commitment from and extract resources from, not necessarily a good looking, dominant alpha male type guy who she will constantly have to compete for if many other woman want him as well.
I’m not so sure that this redpill dogma that Rollo promulgates is accurate and is considered “settled science.”
See the “Alex on Life” Youtube channel:
There are two men standing in front of a woman. Both are billionaires. One looks like Brad Pitt while filming Fight Club and has the attitude to match. The other looks like Danny DeVito and is a beta schlub.
If you honestly think she’s gonna pick DeVito, you’re really lacking sense.
@Tam Checked “ALL” his reviews on Amazon and that Woodfine (REAL NAME) guy (or as you would nickname him, “cunt”) is all over the place, must be an old-school attachment psycher. Hence calling its adherents “evo-psycho”. For all that he seems to follow the Sphere closely, he liked Ian Ironwood’s book, refers to CH all the time, reviewed a Brit book on middle-aged parents a la NMMNG, read Esther Perel’s book, but seems to be gagging on it all a bit. He also likes CD players and Eric Dolphy records. What I don’t get is why he wastes his time… Read more »
I owe you big time Rollo, you’ve enabled me to crystallize the disparate kinks in the matrix into some kind of rational theme, so damn straight I’m buying your book.
‘Thanks’ just doesn’t seem to cut it…
Rollo: Congratulations and thank you for your writing. I have been reading the blog for about a year and guess what? For me, you inoculated me by connecting the dots and handing me information I already knew and saw but now realize more clearly. You opened my eyes. In regards to not having that crisis of divorce or the estrangement of a parent or feeling helpless in today’s society you seriously administered to me preventive medicine. Thank you. And thank you again. I even see why you are hopeful for the future as explained in your Christian McQueen podcast. (Put… Read more »
Damn, lack of edit button for your own post. Ian Ironwood is a writer by trade.
Had to share it. Thanks Sam.
@sjfrellc, I don’t put any faith in Jung, but I’ve taken the test and rated ENTP in college.
I am looking forward to reading this one and having my views challenged, waited a really long time for this book. I might even buy a copy for my 15 year old cousin.
Congrats Rollo on the new book!
Awesome. Just was with a super, super hot girl last night, talked for like 4 hours and ended up giving her a massage for like an hour, which went really well. For better or for worse it’s the only way I’m comfortable initiating physical contact for the time being. But yep. Threw me right back into ONE-itis. But thanks to RM I’m more self-aware now…even to the point where I pulled myself out of it while it was happening and just stayed cool and detached, without closing myself off to the experience. A bad horse doesn’t go until it’s bruised… Read more »
I’m looking forward to Sam finishing up the audiobook version. My friends whom are willfully illerate need to hear the message. Good luck to you both and thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks Rollo. Every psychologist I know dismisses Jung and Meyers Briggs. To much pop psychology? I don’t know anything about Jung. I have found that Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory even if too glib or superficial has helped me develop a gang of good guys to hang out with. It has helped me not rail against my wife’s weaknesses or differences from me (she is an ENFP–the life of the party and well respected in social circles) and maximize my strengths and minimize my weaknesses. I recently had an incident with my receptionist at my office (A 15 year employee… Read more »
@Softek “I’m feeling way more confident now and just like confidence in everything else….it comes from KNOWING HOW STUFF WORKS. It’s always a case-by-case basis, but knowing the FOUNDATION and understanding the STRUCTURE is what gives you confidence — because that gives you the COMPETENCE to adapt to different situations. Because you “get it” on a foundational, structural level. There will always be variables, and lots of them, but when you understand the structure, you can deal with it and figure things out as you go along.” Good to hear you say that. Mastery = less effort to achieve. Less… Read more »
I didn’t know of Sam Botta until this past week. Anyone have a link to one of his classic Youtube voice overs or movie trailers? Just want to hear his classic voice.
He wrote a unique, well done, Forward in the new book.
I’ve been seeing you around since you were posting on TRP and I had a discussion with you there. I haven’t seen you post around there for awhile, but I have mostly stopped posting there as well.
I would very much like to hear your story. Not to threadjack. Any time you can fit it into a comment around here.
tip of the jock strap to ya
Psychologists/Psychiatrists get into the field because they are trying to fix themselves. Ask any CD or Psych nurse…..anywhere.
To accept the reality of ANY pathology being properly and taxonomic-ally described (via MBTI) is to accept their own most deeply held frailty as open to observation. Just cant have that.
Thing is dude, is that “educations” (and credential-ism) are the most important to people that frankly aren’t very fucking smart.
@Rollo, Holy fuck. It has been… 17 months since I first found your website. And read everything. And every comment. And from here I found the red pill forums. I found you from the talk about marriage coping with infidelity forums. You honestly saved my life. I was so desperate for answers and no therapist, no friend, no one had any answer. Then you did. And the entire manosphere opened up. Ha. 17 months ago I, quite literally, had a glock 19 in my mouth. Look at me now. I really hope you know how much of a difference this… Read more »
First time poster, but an avid reader for the past six months. Just wanted to say thanks for helping to dispel the magic, Rollo. I just ordered a copy.
@ Rollo – a massive congrats on the new book. Can’t thank you enough. I consider myself to now have two lives – one pre and one post Red Pill life. @ orsogrigio – I have a 10 y/o son so I also ponder when he should be exposed to such life-changing literature such as The Rational Male series and Red Pill wisdom in general. My thoughts are, that if he is a natural Alpha, then leave him be until he experiences ‘female trauma’, or, if you see him being manipulated by the FI. I’d also be inclined to give… Read more »
@Tilikum It is my experience among my personal and professional acquaintances, albeit in the Midwest where less psychopathic is the rule, that only 50% of psychologists are crazy in search of self correcting, and the other half are normal. Really. My sister-in-law is one of the former. I avoid her like the plague. Last family meet-up I brought up MBTI because of my absolute joy of hanging out with my guy friend same types and of course she dismissed my interest in Meyers-Briggs as trivial. Typical Your description of MBTI Dissing is accurate. The same way red pill truths are… Read more »
@StringsofCoins Actually not the same Sun Wukong, hahaha. I’ve not posted outside RM in the sphere. Rather keep my profile somewhat low. I suppose I can oblige you. My story’s pretty common, honestly. Abused by both parents, they divorced after dad beat mom one too many times, grew up with no self esteem and a lot of Christian/feminist self-shaming from mom. Got rejected by at least 70 different chicks with 0 success by the time I was through my freshman year of high school (stopped keeping track after that) and that pretty much set the tone for my dealings with… Read more »
I think puberty is the time to at least discuss hypergamy. Make sure a guy knows what he’s up against and see what he can do with that much information.
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@ sun – I feel guilty when I hear stories like yours. Your upbringing was the polar opposite of mine, yet here we both are. I was a greater beta that still managed to rack up a decent notch count of HB6-8’s…..I basically had a foot-stomping tantrum post divorce when I couldn’t pull the quality of poon I was used to pre marriage (after letting myself go in my bp beta comfort zone). A good buddy of mine , probably sick of my bp oneitis tantrums, gave me the red pill and I haven’t looked back. I’m pretty sure I… Read more »
Every man wipes his own ass. No need to feel guilty about the shit on mine.
I just ordered a few copies. Thanks for everything, Rollo!
The paperback version has gone live on Amazon.com.
I just purchased the paperback copy of “The Rational Male – Preventive Medicine”
It arrives on my birthday tomorrow.
This is the greatest gift a man can receive… Words cannot express my gratitude for this quality content that’s transformed my life.
The most life changing blog/books I’ll ever read. I stumbled across this site a year ago and initially couldnt make much sense of anything. Reading your first book popped the bubble of reality I was in and many still are in. Keep the awesome work flowing Rollo.
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amazon.de tells me it will deliver the paperback to me on thursday. Hope I will have the time to read it on the weekend and will still be on time to write the first german review on sunday evening.
When will thr book be available in paperback edition?
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I’ll just leave this here:
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Congratulations Rollo. I can’t wait to read the new book.
Thank you very much for your effort on enlightening males in the world. Your concise and precise communication style, unlike any other authors in the manosphere, bring clarity to audience like myself.
@Sun, You’ve really got to move out of the South. I mean we all agree that fat women are completely unfuckable. So where you live 70% of the women are written off instantly. Moving to a different state you can increase the pool of women by a solid 30%. I can’t stand fat women. My oldest friend’s obese sister has had a huge crush on me for 20 years. She has asked me out three times. She’s obese. Not even just fat. She isn’t even a woman to me. I don’t know if fat women realize that they don’t even… Read more »
Will order paperback – will write German review. The better-beta-PUA-scene in Germany needs a lot of those preventive pills …
Thanks for that 447
Congratulations, Rollo, you’ve earned a deep breath.
Nice little promo video too.
Thanks, Sam gets all the credit. I can’t believe all the work he did for me with celebrities at the Oscars.
Rollo – glad to hear my finicky bastard personality is finally helpful to someone 🙂
I just bought it Rollo! Thanks for everything! You’ve changed my life for the better. Yeah the red pill is a bitch but damn it’s good to be free.
Congratulations Rollo. Ordering the print copy for my oldest son. You made sense of the nonsensical to me. I don’t know how I would’ve handled the last year without you, Dalrock, and CH. I do know that many men want to change the world, few do, you have.
I’m humbled Atticus, thank you.
Yeah, I know. There’s legit reasons I’m stuck here for now. Believe me, my eyes are absolutely fixed on getting the hell out of here as soon as I can. In the meantime, if I can learn Game well enough to regularly pull HB6s here, every else is easy mode.
Last time I was in San Fran, pulling cute little petite chicks was just cast, set, reel. If I can do decently here, in places like that they’ll be hitting on me.
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Thank you for changing my life. For the better.
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@GWTDFT, thanks for this.
Thanks for your work Rollo. My brother and I are on our way to turning the tables for good despite decades of useless programming from the Feminine Imperative. All I have are slivers, but whenever I talk to women now I can actually see the punches coming. I will be getting your new book, I am quite eager for a handy reference on social conventions.
Congrats on the new book Rollo. Your first book was a big turning point in my life a little over a year ago and was the best intro into “red pill” thinking for me. I’d always had these thoughts and feelings about inter gender dynamics but you drive it home and made me realize I’m not alone. Looking forward to reading the new book..and I plan on sharing.
Your welcome. I try not to do anything half-ass 🙂
Thank you for the Twitter link – my stats have gone insane.
#8 Best Seller in the General category! Unbelievable!
Thank you everyone.
Doesn’t surprise me 🙂 I’ll add the paperback link in, and the link to your book one (forgot) in the post.
Believe, Rollo, Believe.
Your writing is THAT powerful.
Or, as one of my mentors, Cheryl Yeoh, would say…
You’re going to dethrone Tim Ferriss.
He’s been good to me, but that’s beside the point.
This is the beginning, Rollo.
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#8 Best Seller in the General category! Unbelievable!
Holy fuck, bro. Grats!
So proud of you and all of us. We might be just a small voice, but I hope we get heard.
God bless you Rollo. We need a change.
For the woman reading this blog. We ares NOT evil misogynists. We Love women. Get the book. Read. Appreciate the Man that makes your life better.!!!
Mine will be delivered on Friday. I can’t wait. This starting to sound like an echo chamber, but keep up the great work Rollo. It is desparately needed these days.
More bad news for men and marriage
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Rollo, I just ordered both books from Amazon, new paperbacks. I had never bought the first book because I thought it might be the same stuff that you (so generously) share with us for free on this blog. If that is the case, I would not blame you, as there is nothing wrong with turning a great blog into a book, and who could complain that the author simply made each chapter available for free gradually? But I have decided that even if that is the case, I don’t care, I want the book to hold in my hands, and… Read more »
@superfool, a sad fact is that not one women in the United States today would even entertain reading the book, let alone understanding or agreeing with it. Not one. Literally not one, even including PhDs who are professors in college who claim to specialize in sociology or psychology. The crazy-left and modern women simply cannot face any truth that hurts their feelings or goes against narrative control. Not one can even read this book without stomping her feet and running away, even though the facts presented by Rollo are simply obvious facts to any brain that exists in this world… Read more »
Would you mind if I printed out fake covers and stuck them on, so that the lads can read them in peace in the student union bar?
Something about soil mechanics or calculus maybe, with a colorful, highly stylized techy diagram of some construction or graph for the benefit of illiterates? Oh and a B&W photo of a beardy guy with glasses on the back.
That should keep the SJW fascists at a safe remove, like garlic to them it is.
@Tam, lmao. Whatever it takes.
@All Did you happen to take a screen capture of the Amazon page LAST NIGHT? http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/156563011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_1_4_last If so, please paste it here. If you haven’t bought Rollo’s new book, this is your moment. Why? ROLLO TOMASSI is in the Amazon.com TOP 10! This is the “IMPOSSIBLE” that ALL AUTHORS dream of. Your purchase today can put Rollo Tomassi at #1 instead of Tim Ferriss or the series of people that have contributed to the #2 book… (Esther and Jerry Hicks, Louise Hays, Cheryl Richardson, Doreen Virtue, Candace Pert, Mona Lisa Schulz, Christiane Northrop, Gay Hendricks, and Leon Nacson) Hint: Those… Read more »
@anon … @all: I just ordered both books from Amazon, new paperbacks. I had never bought the first book because I thought it might be the same stuff that you (so generously) share with us for free on this blog Reasons to purchase “The Rational Male – Preventive Medicine” 1. Learn from its NEW material. (There’s a ton of it) 2. TO REPLACE TIM FERRISS @ THE #1 SPOT: AMAZON TOP 100 3. #1 means what YOU believe in will no longer be ignored by all media Further, you can give it away once you’ve finished reading it. Please add… Read more »
@Rollo: What research did you do for your books? Did you interview women?
“What research did you do for your books? Did you interview women?”
I my view ..
Ignore what they say, watch what they do.
Seen one, seen ’em all.
get the picture?
It’s emergent behaviour, not rational discourse we’re looking at. They don’t even, can’t even ..
What can i do about my friends in my band?
They think the rational male is lame, and prefer to be ignorant of it and social dynamics.
One read an excerpt and said it condones rape.
Amazing that i got completely ridiculed for reading this book and trying to help my friends who were in bad situations with women (by their own doing)
What do you think of this?
I’m about half way through the 2nd book. It is excellent, further illuminates these realities in greater detail. Your work continues to be more enlightening, empowering and liberating. You have been painstakingly deliberate and obviously make great efforts in your work. You are unique in this effort due to your depth and rationality. You are more detailed, nonbias, honest and comprehensive than anyone else I’ve read or discussed this with. Thank you VERY much.
Here’s the screen cap from last night