Summary of Why Men Love Bitches

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Why Men Love Bitches book summary
Being a nice girl might help you catch your man, but getting in touch with your inner bitchiness will help you keep him.

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7 Overall

6 Applicability

5 Innovation

8 Style

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Sherry Argov freely admits that she uses the word “bitch” as a tongue-in-cheek way to grab your attention. She describes a bitch as a woman who is confident, independent and self-reliant, traits that men find sexy, attractive and intriguing. Argov portrays “good girls” as available, overly nice, accommodating and needy – characteristics men find off-putting and boring. Had this book been written 20 years ago, it would have been cutting edge, but you’ve probably heard the core of Argov’s advice before (much of it is reminiscent of asking why a man would want a cow if he could get milk for free), from your mother and grandmother. She’s just wrapped it in new rhetoric with a cute flair. Although her basic premise – men like independent, confident women with an “edge” – rings true enough, it’s barely enough to fill an entire book. Argov disguises this sleight of hand with clever writing, witty one-liners, scattered “attraction principles,” humorous stories, relatable examples, large type and a lot of repetition. If you don’t find the whole idea a little passé, you’ll have a good time. getAbstract recommends that you read this book in snippets whenever you need a chuckle or a shot of self-confidence as you play the catch-and-keep-a-man game. Of course, real women don’t play games – as Argov would be the first to tell you.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why men are attracted to “bitches,” that is, women who are strong, independent, self-assured and self-reliant
  • What mistakes needy, accommodating “nice girls” routinely make in romantic relationships
  • How to let out your inner bitch, that feisty, self-assured and desirable woman that men find completely irresistible
 

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The Bitch Is Back
When you hear the word “bitch,” you might think of Dynasty’s Joan Collins. However, the kind of bitch men find attractive is not nasty and mean-spirited. Rather, she is strong, self-confident, independent and feminine. She’s also edgy and cool under pressure; ...
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About the Author

Sherry Argov’s previous book is the bestseller Why Men Marry Bitches. She’s appeared on the nationally syndicated shows The View and The O’Reilly Factor, and has been published in Cosmopolitan, Self and Glamour. A play based on this book is now on tour.


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