who does not like the Pick Up (struggles to say) Artist mentality
Actually the book is ABOUT losing the pickup artist mentality and being yourself.
techniques to make ourselves seem better then we really are
I went on WAY OVER 50 dates with women I met online and around town. Every last one of them ditched me immediately or after the first couple of dates. After the 50th one, I said "if this doesn't work, I obviously need some help" and went to a RSD boot camp. And now the dates go A LOT better, and I have some great female relationships in my life.
You say that this improves interactions with people in general bet lets be honest, it's about getting women.
Last I checked, and please correct me if I'm wrong - but women are people? Of course it's about pickup, but the approach is totally different than what you're thinking.
Most relationships fail because the person was not honest about who they were from the beginning.
The book instructs you to be who you are, and tell the girl from the start that you're a geek, bookworm, WoW nerd, etc. It specifically says not to try to be someone else.
you have to immediately get physical with a woman to get "laid". Really is that what we have come to?
You don't jump her and dry grind her on the pavement ... you touch her shoulder, hand, be playful and fun to let her know you're interested. And this is wrong ... why? It's called flirting, and is repeated throughout dozens of other "flirting" books.
You "get physical" with guys too. My magic is very physical, so is Greg Wilson's and other magicians we love to watch. He's touching a girl's arm, flirting with her, putting his arm around them, just having fun in general.
Sorry for the rant
It's all good, you're naturally assuming this is The Mystery Method of some crap. I would sum up the book's concepts, but you'd say "oh I already know that!". Which is a waste of time. But there's at least 40+ different things I read in here that changed how I look at my interactions with other people.
I'm not asking you to like the material, just don't trash a book by assuming you know what's inside. That's like saying you hate Anne Rice when you've never read anything from her.