I read this based on Neil Strauss’s recommendation in A Seducer’s Library: The Top Game Books:
Despite what they may say, women do not actually look for confidence in a man. Confidence can easily be faked. What they look for is self-esteem. And, in fact, the journey many men are on is not just about finding women, but finding unshakeable self-esteem that derives from within (not from the opinions or responses of others)—and this is the book that basically defined the modern idea of self-esteem.
I read only the first half of the book (the six pillars and how to practice them) and abandoned the rest (macro explanations for parents, teachers, managers, and psychotherapists). I try to explore topics not written for me (books for parents, etc.) but in this case, the writing was extremely dry and I decided it’s not worth trudging through. With that said, the “sentence completion stems” and justification for doing them is worth the price of and time reading the book.