Ross Jeffries

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Ross Jeffries
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Paul Ross[1]

(1958-09-20) September 20, 1958 (age 62)
OccupationWriter, author, life coach, television personality, pickup artist

Paul Jeffrey Ross[2] (born 20 September 1958), known by the pseudonym Ross Jeffries,[3] is an American author, writer, pickup artist and television personality. He has been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, The Montel Williams Show, The Jane Whitney Show and The Daily Show, and a self-described speed seduction expert.[1][4][5]

In 2000 Ross Jeffries sued John White (also known as Don Steele) alleging invasion of privacy, business interference, slander and libel.[1]

Jeffries was profiled on Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends.[6][7][8]

Tom Cruise's character in the film Magnolia was inspired by Jeffries according to the film's writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson.[9][10][11] Jeffries is Jewish.[12]


  • How to Get the Women You Desire into Bed, ISBN 0963037900, September 1992[8]
  • Secrets of Speed Seduction Mastery, ISBN 055738849X, May 11, 2010


  1. ^ a b c Campbell, Duncan (January 15, 2000). "Dating game turns ugly". The Guardian.
  2. ^ Abcarian, Robin (July 19, 1991). "Return of the Brute: Relationships: Forget sensitive. Forget nice. What women really want is a big, strong barbarian, according to a new crop of self-help books". The Los Angeles Times. p. OCE1.
  3. ^ Strauss, Neil (2005). The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. New York: ReganBooks. p. 240. ISBN 9780060554736.
  4. ^ Barnes, Cecily (August 13, 1998). "The Rap Trap". Metroactive.
  5. ^ Almond, Steve (October 23, 2005). "Confessions of a playboy". Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ Sutcliffe, Thomas (September 21, 2000). "So who are you calling weird?". The Independent.
  7. ^ "Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends – Self Fulfillment". March 26, 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Talk Softly, Keep Eye Contact, Save Country". Stanstead Journal. February 25, 1998. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  9. ^ Konow, David (January–February 2000). "PTA Meeting: An Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson". Creative Screenwriting: 46–53.
  10. ^ Thompson, Luke Y. (January 5, 2000). "Magnolia". The Riverfront Times.
  11. ^ Thompson, Luke Y. (December 30, 1999). "The Not-So-Magnificent Anderson". Miami New Times.
  12. ^ Strauss, Neil (2005). The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. New York: ReganBooks. p. 124. ISBN 9780060554736.

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