Their bible is a leather-bound tome called The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. But that's just the first class for artists who want to master pickup.
Here are five books to read once you've finished The Game.[jump]
Rules of the Game, by Neil Strauss
The New Testament to Strauss's pickup Bible, Rules of the Game is actually two books: a 30-day plan for mastering the art of pickup, followed by stories of pickup masters confronting the challenges of real relationships.
Magic Bullets, by Nick Savoy
Selling for nearly $60, this may be the priciest of the seduction guides, but its adherents say the level of detail make it worth every penny.
Secrets of Speed Seduction Mastery, by Ross Jeffries
An introduction to using language patterns to seduce, by the patriarch of modern pickup, this is the Beowulf of seduction books.
The Layguide: How to Seduce Women More Beautiful Than You Ever Dreamed Possible No Matter What You Look Like or How Much You Make, by Tony Clink
The title doesn't lie: This is an unabashed guide on how to score. Sure, it's chauvinistic, but even men seeking long-term partners may find the techniques helpful.
The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women into Bed, by Mystery
Learn how to "demonstrate high value" from the host of VH1's The Pickup Artist reality TV show.