Neil Strauss is a well-known personality whose writing and journalistic skills have made him a magnet for a large number of fans around the world. He is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author for his books “The Game”: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists” (which made him one of the best-selling authors in America), “Rules of the Game”, “The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships” and so many others.
His persona as a pick-up artist and master of seduction has made so many fans wonder about the kind of life Neil Strauss must have lived, his relationships, and the circumstances that must have made him a master of seduction. Read this article to learn more facts about Neil Strauss.
Neil Strauss’ Bio
Neil Strauss was born on 9 March 1969 as Neil Darrow Strauss in Chicago, Illinois. He is also known as “Style”, a stage name he created in 2001 when he joined a community of pickup artists. He is an American author, journalist, and ghostwriter known for his book “The Game”: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. He graduated from the Latin School of Chicago in 1987, attended Vassar College, and moved to Columbia University in 1991 where he finally graduated.
Neil Strauss began his career while still at school as a writer for an avant-garde magazine called “Ear”. From there he moved to “The Village Voice” as an editor and fact-checker at the invitation of Jon Pareles and also became a regular reporter and music critic for the “New York Times”. He wrote a column (Pop Life) and cover stories on Wal-Mart’s music censorship, CD editing guidelines, and other interesting areas. He was also a contributing editor for Rolling Stone Magazine, but later left the New York Times to become a ghostwriter for Jenna Jameson’s memoirs, and then joined the seduction community (A community of pick-up artists). In 2005 he released The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. After its release, the book was on the New York Times bestseller list for one month (September – October 2005) and also reached number one on Amazon.com with over 2.5 million copies sold.
It has also been featured on several television shows, including The View and ABC Primetime. The book, Strauss said in an interview, was about men who were afraid to talk to or be with a woman. In it, he also describes the experiences he had in the seduction community in an effort to become a pick-up artist.
Since Strauss retired as a pickup artist, he has written so many other books that have also sold very well. One of his books that has also captivated people’s minds is The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, which he says is not a negation of his other book (The Game), but a book that talks about the change and transformation he has experienced after doing some stupid things in the past few years.
He had realized that he had an unresolved family trauma, especially the relationship with his mother, who was deeply disturbed, and he describes her in his book as heartless and dismissive of his romantic relationships. This was mainly due to his belief that he was sexually frustrated as an adult and thus entered adulthood. He was even dumped by his date on the night of his high school prom.
Neil Strauss’ Girlfriend, Wife
Strauss had a troubled love life (as he mentioned in his book) and had used women as things for pleasure. He had gone out with some of them, including Lisa Leveridge. However, he is now married to actress and model Ingrid De La O. In March 2015 Ingrid and Neil had a son named Tenn. Neil Strauss’s old lifestyle came into play in the early stages of their relationship when he cheated on her regularly, even with her friends. But he came around and has remained true to his marriage vows ever since. He seems to be a different person now and lives with his wife and son in a remote area in Malibu. The couple gets along well and there have been no signs of marital problems between them.
Who is Ingrid De La O?
Ingrid De La O is Neil Strauss’ wife. She is a half Mexican and half German model and actress who met Neil Strauss after they met at Chateau Marmont. She was very tolerant and understanding and was also one of the driving forces that got Neil Strauss into rehab and are a better person today. The initial part of their relationship was not rosy, because Strauss was sex-addicted and cheated on her constantly, which she experienced later, but with her husband, everything was clarified and they tried to work on their relationship, which has developed well today.