From Publishers Weekly
Contending that some women are "too nice," comedian and radio show host Sherry Argov has written Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl-A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship. "I'm not recommending that a woman have an abrasive disposition," Argov writes, "The woman I'm describing is kind yet strong. She doesn't give up her life, and she won't chase a man." Her sassy book is filled with scenarios and advice aimed at making women subtly stronger and self-empowered. Argov's principles, which range from the farfetched to the downright absurd, include "If you give him a feeling of power, he'll want to protect you and he'll want to give you the world" and "A little distance combined with the appearance of self-control makes him nervous that he may be losing you." The book, which has already been featured on The View and The O'Reilly Factor, should make waves with its controversial view of relationships.
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"A self-help classic." --Daily Mail
"America's top relationship guide." --The Book Tribe
One of "The 10 Most Iconic Relationship Books of the Past Ten Years." --Yahoo!
"Men don't really go for 'nice.' They go for 'interesting.'" --Chicago Sun-Times
"We're talking about having so much self-respect, Aretha Franklin would high-five you." --Los Angeles Times
"The pejorative meaning of the word 'bitch' has been reclaimed... it means a strong, feisty woman who has moxie, and knows when to use it. A bitch is... sap free." --Pursuit Magazine
"[Argov is] talking about a strong woman. Someone who knows what she's doing in life. Someone who will share the load, but who will stand her ground." --Joy Behar, Co-host of The View
"Sherry Argov shows women how to transform a casual relationship into a committed one." --The Today Show
"The Best of Culture." --Esquire
"A hot book!" --Fox News Channel
"A must-read at Sunday brunch." --New York Daily News
"Why Men Love Bitches flew off the shelves.... Men thrive with women who can set boundaries and who push back when they try to cross the line." --Cosmopolitan
"An anti-whining manifesto that encourages women who feel like doormats to develop a sense of independence." --Playboy