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I read Roosh's new book Free Speech Isn't Free, and am opening up a thread where you can post your reviews here.

I thought the book was a great read, quite entertaining, but exposes long reaching implications for free speech in the present and future.

Here's my review:

Free Speech Isn’t Free is a riveting first-hand story about how the media establishment and some government officials tried to shut down one man’s speech -- and failed miserably. Roosh starts with a historical lesson by Quintus Curtius on how freedom of speech evolved over time, and how shaming and intimidation tactics are used to limit speech today in the age of the Internet.

He tells a compelling and honest story on how his idea of a world tour about neomasculinity was born. While the book is entertaining, it is also a humble read. During his tour, Roosh shows how he learned from the men attending his lectures. He built upon what he’d learned to create a fast-growing neomasculinity movement without allowing his own ego to get in the way. Reading about the growth and evolution of the man behind the world tour is nothing short of extraordinary.

In chilling prose, Roosh connects the dots between seemingly unrelated issues such as sexual harassment, gay marriage, declining birth rates, single parenthood, open-borders immigration, welfare, abortion, gun control, etc, to expose a depopulation agenda -- to destroy the family unit -- being pushed deliberately by the globalist elites. He also describes how these elites are using the media and feminists as foot soldiers to help further their globalist agenda, and to prevent strong men from fighting back.

When Roosh recounts his experience in Montreal, Toronto, and the Meetup Outrage, strap in your seat belts. You’re in for quite a ride.

Roosh tells his story in a timeline full of bizarre plot twists, comedy, shocking revelations, disinformation campaigns, and touching displays of unwavering loyalty from his followers at their own personal risk. You’ll not only discover how the media, social justice warriors, and even government officials fight information wars against ordinary people, but also how you can fight back.

The way he describes his journey allows you to imagine that you’re right by his side the whole time, living vicariously through everything he had experienced: overcoming the fear of public speaking, the enlightening discourse with intelligent men he’d met, the incredible stress resulting from getting smeared with outright lies propagated by the media, having beer tossed on his head by a mob, and even graphic death threats that prompted him to hire a bodyguard service.

Most importantly, as you read Roosh’s new book, you feel the author’s gritty determination and resolve to fight back against the feminist-controlled media by enabling like-minded men to congregate with each other without a politically correct filter. His brutally honest and courageous writing does not fail to hold the reader’s attention and keep the pages turning.

Finally, if you believe in protecting your right to free speech and pursuit of the truth, get this book. Today.
06-02-2016 07:40 AM
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I'll add my own review:

The book starts with Quintus' foreword, adeptly outlining the timeless conceit of the inevitability and irreversibility of human progress, showing that, indeed, the rights that we hold dear must, in every generation, be fought for in order to be maintained. He ties this into the threat that the rise of the modern surveillance state and progressive lynch-mob mentality pose to those who fight for free speech, and ties it into the State of Man lectures and how Roosh ultimately became a surprise warrior for the concept of free speech.

It then commences with a straightforward (some might say cursory) overtelling of Roosh generating the idea and planning the speaking tour, as well as the first two lectures in Berlin and London. Highlights here include the gay pride parade incident in Berlin, as well as a vignette recounting Roosh's interaction with Reggie Yates and the BBC during the London lecture.

The book picks up pace as Roosh moves on to the New York and DC lectures, but the centerpiece here is when Roosh describes how a single conversation with a supporter of his helps him to draw together all the disparate, seemingly unrelated policies of Globalist Progressivism - abortion, feminism, socialism, open borders, etc. - into a single, coherent strategy on the part of the establishment to limit human reproduction in order to further elite control of our societies.

It climaxes with the largest (and definitely the most anticipated) segment of the novel, a day-by-day retelling of Roosh's experiences with the Toronto and Montreal lectures. I won't add too much to avoid giving away the best parts, but I will say that, having been an attendee of the Toronto lecture, I was fascinated by reading about the scale of the challenge that Roosh faced in giving the two lectures.

The novel reaches its denouement with an extended epilogue outlining the story of the February 2016 Meetup Outrage, the scale of the leftist outrage and targeting that led to the cancellation of the official meetups, and Roosh's counter-attack on the media with the DC press conference. Included in appendices are tips on surviving SJW attack, as well as a transcript of the press conference and an extended treatise on the ideological pillars of neomasculinity.

Overall, an extremely well-written and engaging book, and a mission well and truly accomplished by its writer.

Now to await the inevitable Amazon trolls. Laugh

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06-02-2016 09:26 AM
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I read it in one sitting, with some breaks here and there.

I thought I would find it boring. How do you write a book about resisting attempts to have a series of talks presented to paying customer/guests shut-down and make it interesting? That was my feeling before I read it.

Obviously the book starts with the development of Roosh's idea to do a series of talks, and parallel to that narrative is the development of the ideas and theories that formed the basis of the talk.

As you get through the book the intensity increases, and I was impressed at how Roosh subtly conveyed this.

We already know how the events turned out, but the book had me hoping for the triumphant outcome, as if I was watching a tense movie. That might sound cheesy but that was how I experienced it.

After the talks are completed there is reflection, I won't go in to detail as it is better if you read it yourself. I felt that it was just the right length, not too long, not too short. All of the content is valid, relevant and to the point.

It's well written, I didn't spot any spelling mistakes, and I particularly enjoyed the anecdotes involving forum members, many of which made me laugh. There is the right combination of humour and seriousness.

Good book, will purchase, and would recommend.
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I've read Roosh blogs since he was known as DCBachelor in mid 2000s. I haven't read any of his books (A Deadbat in Paraguay, Bang, Day Bang, Poosy Paradise, the Travel Guides and many other books published by him), but thanks to him I've read for the first time one of his most recent books.

Well, here is my review of Free Speech Isn't Free book:

This book describes the struggle that Roosh had to face to make possible his speeches in Canada, the partially failed Return of Kings tribal meetings and his philosophy regarding neomasculinity.

The book starts with a foreword written by Quintus Curtius, one of the pillars of the community. His foreword makes a historical brief account about the natural cycle of civilizations (birth, raise, decline and the unavoidable collapse) and the human social systems (aristocracy, oligarchy, democracy and tyranny). Also Quintus says that in the past, the free speech was historically curtailed with censorship tricks (book registering, forbidden works, fines, etc) and now this right is being severely limited with modern tricks (lynch mobs, triggering words, political correctness, etc). I don't usually read forewords because they're very bland/uninteresting but I must admit that the foreword in this book is one of the most interesting things I've ever read, because it has a mixture of analytical discussion, passionate writing, and the state of the free speech.

Regarding the main story, Roosh begins to tell the history behind the firsts speeches he gave in western countries like USA, Germany and Canada, the SJW and feminist hellhole. Roosh also tells his history regarding the attendance of a marxist journalist who worked for Vice Media on the Speech made in Germany, the attendance of the Reggie Yates in representation of the BBC (a biased british state media entity).

The part of the book who describes the Roosh realization regarding the progressive and globalist agenda pushed by the elites (feminism, open border, reckless immigration, abortions, [email protected]*µ£3,1416 rights, etc), has resonated with me but it was the most painful part I've ever read because this agenda is a reality that can not be hidden or ignored.

Like some reviews I've read here, the book is charged with a wide array of emotions that Roosh experienced while he was on his free speech journey (anxiety, expectation, strain, anger, pain, restlessness). For me, the momentum starts when Roosh feels betrayed and annoyed by the Vice Media hit piece on the Germany speech and climaxes when he had to deal with the Canadian lynch mob leaded by Jessica Lelievre and Katie B. Nelson.

The book finishes with Roosh thoughts about the realities of using game on girls (a thing not required in the past), the hypergamy and many other things related with game and self-improvement; the history behind the partially failed Return Of Kings Tribal Meetings, an extract from the Washington Press Conference and the philosophy behind neomasculinity. There are more thoughts by Roosh that resonated with me, but I won't post these thoughts here because the book isn't officially released yet.

Regarding the Washington Press conference, the journalists who attended the meeting were expeting to tear apart Roosh with shaming language, tricky questions and other questionable tactics, but in the end Roosh prison raped the media Laugh Laugh

What I like about the book:

- The conveyed emotions from the beginning until the end.
- Some hilarious moments that make the book very balanced to read.
- The mini stories about the guys who attended the speeches and the stories of some forum members.
- Roosh stubborness to give up the fight for his beliefs (This part made me very happy and energetic while reading)
- The length of his book is perfect (the book isn't very short or very cumbersome to read and it has 223 pages).
- The book is not written with pretentious words and is easier for the Average Joe to read.
- Roosh version of the history is very honest, humble and matches the experience I had when I was watching the events unfold thanks to the forum.

What I don't like about the book: Nothing, the book is perfect for me.

Final veredict:

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If the book were released today I'll buy it right now, even if the book is priced in the expensive range.

Thank you Roosh for letting me read your book. I'm pretty sure it will be a wild success and it will intensify the oneitis that the Canadian and Australian SJWs, feminists and governments have on you Laugh Laugh
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Free Speech Isn’t Free by Roosh is one of those books which takes an entire community of men and tells the story of how they (led by Roosh) defeated the “establishment”. Words like “establishment” and “anti-establishment” have become buzzwords for many people in today’s world. Hell, we are seeing a candidate in the US elections ride that anti-establishment wave to the Presidency. Only, in Roosh’s book these aren’t buzzwords, this is a firsthand account of how politicians, media, and SJW freaks colluded to ban/stop Roosh from giving his speeches to other men.

Even if you are not on the forum, the book is highly relatable as Roosh takes you through his thought process of how he started thinking about a world tour and makes you feel like you were right there with him along the way. For example, saying that he was caught off-guard by the number of fees venues tack onto their initial quote had me chuckling and thinking about how every business does this these days.

Quintus Curtius’ foreword was masterful and connected the dots between the cycles of life/history, humanity’s continual search for “progress”, and time as the ultimate creator and destroyer of everything.

Roosh does a fantastic job of taking the reader city by city inside his different lectures. He perfectly manages to capture the feel and essence of every lecture even though the content of the speeches was similar. He talks about how men in today’s society needs game not just to get laid but to improve themselves and help them in other avenues of life. Roosh’s learning experiences with some of the attendees are some of the best parts of the book where he formulates his theories and forces your mind to alternate between reading funny recounts of his speaking engagements and his sociological theories.

The real-life story being told in this book climaxes when Roosh talks about his Montreal and Toronto experiences. Those were some of the most intense pages in the book. It didn’t matter that I was involved on the forum helping misguide SJW freaks and knew how this story ended. It was still extremely gratifying to read how Roosh and his team outsmarted the “establishment”.

The transcript from Roosh’s New York lecture was helpful in seeing how Roosh had connected the dots and how his theories help men understand how they can improve their lives even when the decks are stacked against them.

If somebody is rolling their eyes thinking that the establishment is anti-men, Roosh even talks about the worldwide outrage over the ROK meet-ups in February, 2016. The appendices of the book have some valuable content on dealing with SJWs and Roosh’s writing on Neomasculinity in case somebody wasn’t familiar with those.

I would recommend this book for anyone who feels helpless or thinks that you can’t fight back. Roosh fought back with the odds stacked against him. Free Speech Isn’t Free serves both as a cautionary tale of what’s to come for men in the West and also what they can do to make their lives better. You can’t ask for more than from any book when it shows you the problems and solutions all in a little over 200 pages.
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Just finished:

Free Speech isn't Free is a watershed work detailing the (mis)adventures of Roosh and his followers during his book tour of 2015 and the Febuarary 2016 RoK meet ups. Being a part of the forum during both of these events only revealed a quarter of what was going on to the man himself. Getting a glimpse of Roosh's inner world during these harrowing events showed us that even under great stress and pressure, a strategic win is never impossible.

Unlike Roosh's previous works that i've read (Bang & Day Bang), Free Speech isn't Free departs from the older scientifically detached writing that we're used to and changes into something that spoke from a more emotional place.

Being so close to these events made this a nail biter. Much to my shame I wasn't able to attend, but now knowing what was going on in the background made me disappointed with myself for not being more focused during the war time measures. How can Roosh fight effectively if we're all just being misfocused kittens over here?

The beginning took a bit of time to get into. It almost felt like the beginning of Bang with that familiar analytic approach. Once Reggie hit the scene, things started to get real. Roosh was no longer an internet blogger but a full on media sensation.

This fails to mention the spiritual journey we also find Roosh embarking on as he attempts to hold a private discussion with a few of his followers. I'm a casual reader of Roosh's blog, but some of the things revealed in the book show a deeply spiritual man who has worked hard to learn about himself and seek the truth. In that quest, he found meaning in the strangest of places.

This story has the potential to be one of those books for a generation like The Diary of Anne Frank and The Catcher and the Rye that others in the future can read to get a cultural cross section of what life was like for men in the early part of the 21st century.

By far the strongest book Roosh has written to date. Highly recommended.
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So, today I've started reading Roosh's new book, and am finishing it now: once you start reading it, it's riveting.

As I was reading the first pages, I started thinking: hey, the style, the honesty, it reminds me of something, some author I read years ago... and it occurred to me: Roosh's writing style and literary choices are quite close to those of famous 18th-century (but very modern, the first modern author actually) French author J. J. Rousseau, the first author ever to have written "modern" memoirs (meaning honest, true-to-life, in detail autobiography). Same choice of telling the truth (even on sex-life), even when it's "socially inconvenient" or possibly embarrassing. Same proximity with real-life experiences and the reader, considered an equal...

Anyway, as I kept on reading, I became more and more captivated by the minute, captivated notably by the insight given on various aspects of public life, including some golden nuggets of data (how to remember the outline of a speech, for example)... Also, I liked to read Roosh tell of how he realized that men want "more" from him, they want guidance on a "superior" level (not "just" on game). Beautiful moments also, like the vow Roosh took after the Berlin event. I do think it's a moving, admirable vow to have taken.

So well, the book has delivered: useful data on public life and "professional" speaking, honest and powerful moments and realizations, a crescendo in intensity (as a result of facing more and more intense SJW opposition)...

Roosh like Rousseau makes the reader follow his path without filter, and progress at his rhythm, not hiding anything from the captivated reader... And at the same time, while being entertained, we learn valuable pieces of information on a lot of subjects. Plus, some very funny lines of course (like the one about the fat female SJW in London: "my lecture will be the one she remembers for life..." I won't tell you here the next sentence, but I actually laughed out loud!).

Now, one thing if I may: I wonder if Quintus' very interesting ("but" philosophical), and rich in historic references, introduction (foreword) should maybe be put as an afterword (epilogue). Because it is at times complex, and well, it's I'd say a bit as if Plato would preface a book written by Rousseau ("Les Confessions" in this case): it could scare off casual readers. Much better as an afterword maybe, for motivated, learned readers?...
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What do you guys think about me including word-for-word excerpts from articles, forum postings, and youtube videos, especially for the Montreal and Toronto chapters? My intention was to give a "real time" feel to it but I was concerned it may disturb the flow.

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(06-02-2016 05:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  What do you guys think about me including word-for-word excerpts from articles, forum postings, and youtube videos, especially for the Montreal and Toronto chapters? My intention was to give a "real time" feel to it but I was concerned it may disturb the flow.

Quite simply, I think it's an excellent idea. Just not a ton of "outside sources", in order, as you said, not to "disturb the flow". Just include one video, and couple of (short) forum or article excerpts, for each chapter (after the first chapters, so as not to lose your grip -captatio- on readers at the beginning)?... (Come to think of it, add very few videos, because they would disturb the flow too much, more so than written article excerpts).
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Delete. Dupe post.
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I mean the text excerpts that were already in the book. They were often italicized.

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I haven't found any problem with that. In fact, the quoted tweets, news and video excerpts don't disturb or affect the book flow.
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(06-02-2016 05:41 PM)Roosh Wrote:  I mean the text excerpts that were already in the book. They were often italicized.

Like page 41, on Montreal? They do not disturb the flow, they are short excerpts, so they are actually welcome, to give "background" info, to prove your point, to give a feel of just how furious the media were, of the situation on the ground at the time... It seems natural to have inserted them.

Just one thing: page 71, the following excerpt, it's not clear where it comes from: quote, "Quintus later published his account of the night", but it's not clear where he published it, on the forum certainly? or on his blog?... But it's just a small detail. Other excerpts are documented (referenced).
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Fantastic reviews guys. Well done. I am champing at the bit to put money down for this piece of real literature.

Tally ho gents! Lest we forget.
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(06-02-2016 05:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  What do you guys think about me including word-for-word excerpts from articles, forum postings, and youtube videos, especially for the Montreal and Toronto chapters? My intention was to give a "real time" feel to it but I was concerned it may disturb the flow.

It was a great refresher for me since I forgot some of the other details. They are essential for establishing context to people who have never heard of us before.

My only complaint is the lack of context in the beginning for a non reader of your sites. Moving the "what is neo masculinity" to the very first chapter would help people unfamiliar with what we stand for become more acquainted with the why we had the world attack us. You can throw in a quip saying, "The outrage caused by this starts on page xxx."

This is a one of a kind stoy that so many cords for many people.
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Free Speech Isn't Free is a biographical account of Roosh's speaking tour, the RoK meetup events, and how the world was whipped into an insane frenzy by media lies.

The book is the story of a journey both physical and philosophical - at the start, Roosh is just a man who wants to meet like-minded men, by the time the journey is over he is a battle-hardened leader who has discovered his purpose in life.

Told in chronological order, the book points out how at every step of the way, liars and useful idiots mobilised and created huge outrage against what was a minor event by a guy off the internet.

Gradually, through discussions with others and Roosh's experiences on the road, we learn how his philosophy on life changes and develops, and how he came to view the world as the battlefield between Globalist and Nationalist interests.

By the end, Roosh's passion for the fight is clear, and there's no doubt of his willingness to sacrifice himself to stand up for his beliefs. This is a book that with wider appeal than you'd expect if you only knew of Roosh via biased media coverage - it's dryly humorous, moving, and honest throughout.

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(06-03-2016 02:43 AM)The Beast1 Wrote:  This is a one of a kind stoy that so many cords for many people.

I have to stop posting on my phone.

This is a one of a kind story that strikes so many chords for many different people.
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I'm excited that the reception to Roosh's book has been so positive. I think it's going to be a big hit! Believe me, he earned every page in this book with sweat and tears.

This is the real free-speech story of the past few years. And I think that this book will go on to form an important record of an important series of events.

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(06-03-2016 12:53 PM)Quintus Curtius Wrote:  I'm excited that the reception to Roosh's book has been so positive. I think it's going to be a big hit! Believe me, he earned every page in this book with sweat and tears.

This is the real free-speech story of the past few years. And I think that this book will go on to form an important record of an important series of events.

I've almost finished it.

Your forward was reallygood.

You guys got your beliefs and you stick with them. A lot of the story y I had already read, but I didn't realize how much you and this Tipu guy put yourselves out there. Lots of balls all around.

I'll type some more after I'm finished, but quick question:

Is Tipu Tongan or Samoan?

Aloha!
06-03-2016 01:06 PM
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(06-03-2016 01:06 PM)Kona Wrote:  I'll type some more after I'm finished, but quick question:

Is Tipu Tongan or Samoan?

Aloha!

I might be wrong but I think Tipu is Indian.
06-03-2016 01:11 PM
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(06-03-2016 01:06 PM)Kona Wrote:  
(06-03-2016 12:53 PM)Quintus Curtius Wrote:  I'm excited that the reception to Roosh's book has been so positive. I think it's going to be a big hit! Believe me, he earned every page in this book with sweat and tears.

This is the real free-speech story of the past few years. And I think that this book will go on to form an important record of an important series of events.

I've almost finished it.

Your forward was reallygood.

You guys got your beliefs and you stick with them. A lot of the story y I had already read, but I didn't realize how much you and this Tipu guy put yourselves out there. Lots of balls all around.

I'll type some more after I'm finished, but quick question:

Is Tipu Tongan or Samoan?

Aloha!

Tipu is an Indian guy who has an account here.
06-03-2016 01:50 PM
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Thanks. That affects my review.

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(06-02-2016 05:12 PM)Roosh Wrote:  What do you guys think about me including word-for-word excerpts from articles, forum postings, and youtube videos, especially for the Montreal and Toronto chapters? My intention was to give a "real time" feel to it but I was concerned it may disturb the flow.

I thought it worked well.

Suggestion: you could also put up a page on your website containing all videos etc that were mentioned in the book.

This would have two benefits.

1. A value add for people who bought the book. They would find all the associated multimedia stuff in one place and ready to roll.

2. The page would be wide open to be accessed and shared as people choose. People who are not familiar with events could stumble across the page from social media shares, and it could drive extra sales of the book (you link to a place to buy the book from that page).
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