As he becomes more and more involved in the romantic community, Strauss attends a bootcamp conducted by a man identified only as "Mystery".
The bootcamp consists of Strauss and other participants approaching women, and then Mystery and his counterpart, Sinn, giving them corrective advice on their behaviors, body language, and what to say.
By the end of his story, Strauss concludes that a life of nothing but picking up women is "for losers", and he advocates incorporating pickup artist methods into a more balanced life.
The book was published in a similar format to The Game, and features a contrasting white imitation leather cover.
Provisionally titled Game Over, it focuses on Strauss's difficulties with long-term relationships, following his immersion in pickup.
The follow-up book, Rules of the Game, relies more on the how-to side.
Intrigued by the subculture, he starts participating in the online discussion groups, mainly out of frustration with his own romantic life.