Nine

Confessions of an Angst-Ridden Maniac Who Decided to Get Laid or Die Trying

Allen

Real Social Dynamics

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In writing this book, I have stayed as close to the truth as I remember it. Most of the "field reports" were written within a day of the actual events and only edited later for grammatical/

typographical errors and readability. Names of most principal players have been changed. I had literally thousands of interactions with people during the time frame of the story; I have obviously omitted many, and condensed some. No doubt my memory has occasionally simplified the line between cause and effect. I am confident, however, that my memory has not distorted the truth. It happened like this.

for my family

"Nine ball is rotation pool, the balls are

pocketed in numbered order. The only ball

that means anything, that wins it, is the nine.

Now the player can shoot eight trick shots in a row, blow the nine, and lose. On the other hand, the player can get the nine in on the break, if the balls spread right, and win.

Which is to say that, luck plays a part in nine ball. But for some players, luck itself is an art."

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-Martin Scorsese,

"The Color of Money"

FOREWORD

Well, well, uhhhhhh, where to start this??

Jeffy has commissioned me to write a quick introduction to this book, and I have to say I ' m at least a little bit psyched about it, because my intuition is that it's going to be around for a long time.

What you're holding in your hands is a detailed and highly instructional manifesto on how a dude from Northern California went from being a lonely, angst-ridden maniac, to screwing the shit out of nearly two hundred women, and then realizing that sex is hollow and empty, becoming a hero who leaves the lifestyle behind to conform to society's norms.