At first blush, the Art of Seduction might appear to be a book about how to get someone into bed. But author Robert Greene has crafted far more than that; this is instead a comprehensive guidebook on the ins and outs of manipulating people for personal gain. Through 24 succinct chapters, Greene outlines everything from the basics (inequality breeds desire) to more complex concepts (the power of suggestion). Along the way he shares case studies and examples – literature’s most famous seducers, historical figures like Cleopatra and Catherine The Great, as well as contemporaries such as Jay-Z and Donald Trump. Despite its title, The Art of Seduction can be applied to all areas of life – from business negotiations to parenting. It’s an interesting read whether you plan on using its tactics or not; after all, we could all benefit from understanding why certain things work they do when it comes to human interaction.
For who is this book for ?
The Art of Seduction is for anyone who wants to gain an edge in any area of their life. It provides a unique insight into the workings of human desire and how it can be used to achieve goals.
- The book is extremely comprehensive, covering everything from the basics of seduction to more complex concepts.
- It features case studies and examples from literature, history, and contemporary life.
- The advice in it can be applied to all areas of life.
- The book may be seen as manipulative and unethical by some readers.
- The content is dense and can be difficult to follow in places.
- It’s not a light or easy read
- but then again, manipulation isn’t either!
Learn more about the author
Robert Greene is an American author, speaker, and self-help expert. He has written four New York Times bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, Mastery, and The33 Strategies of War.
“I’m not even finished with this book yet and I can say without a doubt that it is one of the best books I have ever read. It’s insightful, educational, entertaining, and surprisingly practical.”
“There is so much packed into this book that it would be hard to do justice to a comprehensive summary. The Art of Seduction reads like a love letter to the power of persuasion, and Robert Greene has eloquently distilled centuries of wisdom on the subject into one indispensible guidebook.”
“If you’re looking to get someone into bed, or want to know how people use seduction in their everyday lives, then this is the book for you. If not, give it a skip.”
“An excellent read for anyone interested in the dynamics of human relationships.”