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Seven Questions: Mystery, Author of The Pickup Artist

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Meet Mystery tonight at Barnes & Noble inside The Grove, he'll be signing copies of his new book 'The Pickup Artist: The New & Improved Art of Seduction'| Photo by Stephen Yi Lin (courtesy of Random House)
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LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions with..." If you have a suggestion for a future Seven Questions subject send us an email.

Today's subject is Mystery.

Erick von Markovic has been called "the world's greatest pick-up artist" and "the world's most successful pick-up artist," but the name he's best known as is "Mystery." Thanks to Neil Strauss' book The Game, Mystery's work crossed over from message boards to the mainstream. In 2007, Mystery became an even bigger name thanks to the successful VH-1 reality show "The Pick-up Artist."

In addition to television, Mystery has spread his word online, in person with his own boot camps, and as an author. Tonight, Mystery will be signing copies of his latest book, The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction, at Barnes & Noble inside The Grove.

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LAist had the chance to chat with Mystery about the new book, boot camp, the growth of the pick-up community and much more.