Book Review – Alpha Playboy: Every Man’s Guide to Kicking Ass in the Game of Life by Christian McQueen

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In alignment with the new governing philosophy here at bryanpaulrouleau.com (The Official Website), I am conducting my first ever book review, solely for your entertainment, knowledge, and edification.  Normally, when I comment on books, I like to connect themes to a ‘bigger picture’ or life lesson.  Inevitably I will do that here, but with a book that may not qualify as high literature so much as a handy reference book for men everywhere, and of all shapes, colors, and odors.

For those who don’t know, Alpha Playboy: Every Man’s Guide to Kicking Ass in the Game of Life is written by Christian McQueen, a self-ascribed playboy who once owned an LA nightclub and now works as a VIP host while touting his player bona fides on various websites devoted to masculinity, including his own.

I was able to read this book in 2 hours.  It’s a quick and entertaining read.  To break it down simply, it focuses on attracting women, but it rightly acknowledges that you cannot master the feat of effortless attraction unless you first master yourself and make yourself a worthy man who wears his worth like he wears his skin: tight and fitting.  Through a series of examples and layman’s philosophy, McQueen quickly establishes his point and gives plenty of useful tips on how to turn your life away from stagnation, and toward worthwhile goals.

“It’s interesting to me how some Game ‘gurus’ go through intense explanations on how to make yourself seem busy to a girl, when in fact the best answer is to simply be busy.”

After laying this foundation, the unsuspecting reader who is completely new to McQueen will be taken into more hedonistic XXX-rated territory replete with psychological operations designed to make women fall in love with you.  Some of these tactical love torpedoes may include explicitly detailed sexual acts, which McQueen claims to have unleashed upon unsuspecting women with resounding success.  I don’t doubt him, but the uninitiated certainly will.

In this respect, the middle portion of the book does not appear to target Johnny Salami who spends most of his free time watching Sports Center and managing his Fantasy Football accounts.  It’s also not targeted at the male-contingent at the Presbyterian congregation across the street.  In other words, there is a lot of material here that requires an uncommon helping of testicular fortitude and a grinning-selfish hedonism that comes with some extended time in the game, battle-scars and perhaps a chest-full of medals included.  What McQueen teaches here are master strokes for men who have already cashed in their gentlemanly decency (contrived or otherwise).  I make no value judgement here, I only wish to lay out my perception so you can choose whether or not to buy the book.  Lastly, I do not doubt that these tactics work, if 50 Shades of Grey sales are any indicator of what women most desire in the un-tread passages of their loving little hearts.

McQueen returns in the third period with some more goal-setting techniques and basics on masculine style and wardrobe construction, plus a small portion on recommended exercise and easy meals to prepare.  For an idiot like me whose fashion sense is only slightly improved since 8th grade, the fashion section was great.  The meals also looked tasty, but I haven’t tried one yet.  The workouts are extremely basic (as they are designed for a busy man who is on-the-go living his awesome life out of 4-star hotel rooms), so if you are any sort of exercise guru you will likely balk at McQueen’s offering.

My favorite parts of the book, naturally, are his portions on self-improvement technique.  Much of his advice is common sense to ambitious men, but reading them and affirming them are a great way to get you off your ass and revitalize your efforts.  He also relays specific techniques he has used in his own life.

McQueen’s most important point is that a “player” is not just a guy who “plays” women for a living; by contrast, he is a man who is constantly dedicated to improving himself.  In his own words, “Being a Playboy is about living the life you want on your terms.”  The result of his growing value as a man is growing access to women.  McQueen rightly argues that being your ambitious masculine self is the best way to attract high quality women, whether for a one-night stand or marriage.  You have to be your own man, with your own goals, and independent of others, including women.

“If only he’d…” is one of the most common phrases women use in describing their boyfriend or husband or lover, however, here is where the power kicks in: IF you actually change into what they ‘want’ then they will lose attraction for you and quick.”

Alpha Playboy is a solid reference book with timeless advice.  It is such a quick read that it is well worth your time.  For those who are less interested in morphing themselves into Christian Grey (or Christian McQueen for that matter), the book is still worth your time because it will help you find some hard truths; your life is your own and you must live it like it’s your own before it expires.  McQueen offers the tools here.

“The tired expression of ‘Good things come to those who wait’, had to have been written by a fool, because people continually believe that good things will happen to them based on them going through the motions of life and idly waiting on their golden rainbow.”

Check it out here.

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