Why Men Marry Bitches: A Woman's Guide to Winning Her Man's Heart

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Why Men Marry Bitches: A Woman's Guide to Winning Her Man's Heart

Love and marriage, romance and intimacy...everybody wants it, but it seems only the select few get it. Never shy and always laugh-out-loud funny, Sherry Argov's Why Men Marry Bitches is a sharp-witted manifesto that shows women how to transform a casual relationship into a committed one.

Dating can feel like a contact sport and modern mating rituals can be impossible to decode, with little consensus on the rules of engagement and both sides tired of the game. What's an intelligent woman looking for a devoted relationship to do? Glad you asked…

With the grittiest of girlfriend-to-girlfriend confidence, Argov removes the kid gloves (knocking off your rose-colored glasses in the process) and explains why being extra nice won't necessarily get you that wedding you've always dreamed of, and is more likely a sure path to disappointment. Going directly to the source in candid interviews, she shares an enlightening look into the psychology of the male mind.

Insightful, empowering and hysterical, this indispensable guide will reveal in honest detail:

*How do men manipulate a relationship to keep it casual?
*Do men deliberately push women's emotional buttons?
*How can she convince him commitment was his idea?
*How can she invite a proposal without saying a word?

More than a self-help manual, this is a life skills handbook that both men and women can relate to, whether single, newly courting, recently separated or ready to embark on the next level of commitment in a current relationship. Why Men Marry Bitches will reveal how to set healthy boundaries, embrace your independence and take charge of your own happiness, so that you exude the kind of sexy confidence that will win his heart and get the love, respect, and loving relationship you deserve.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

As in her previous book, Why Men Love Bitches, Argov does not use the word "bitch" in a pejorative way, but rather "to describe a strong woman who has her own identity and is secure with who she is." And while encouraging women to be strong, independent and inscrutable is sound advice, the motivation behind this advice-to keep his interest-makes for a headache-inspiring contradiction. Fortunately, Argov takes readers step-by-step through her process, including numerous "Relationship Principles" that keeps her concepts clear ("Relationship Principle 35: Men are intrigued by anything they do not completely control."). Though the generalizations Argov uses to describe her pre-bitch audience can at times be condescending, and her goals are more about acting-rather than believing-that you don't need a man to feel complete, the behavior she encourages is healthy and useful, even outside the realm of husband-hunting. Taken more as a Bitch's Guide to Life-the word "relationship," after all, doesn't necessarily imply romance-this is a solid self-help.
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Review

"We're talking about having so much self-respect Aretha Franklin would high-five you."

-- Los Angeles Times


"Sherry Argov encourages women who feel like doormats to develop a sense of independence."

-- Playboy

About the Author

Sherry Argov is the author of Why Men Love Bitches, and Why Men Marry Bitches. Her writing has appeared in countless magazines including People, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Maxim, and Esquire. Her work has been featured nationally on the TODAY show, The View, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, and MTV. Her first book Why Men Love Bitches was named one of the "Ten Most Iconic Relationship Books of the Past Ten Years" by Yahoo, and "America's Top Relationship Book" by Book Tribe. A first-class theater production abroad, her first-class theater play has topped Billboard charts for seven consecutive years, and has received critical acclaim. Her work is currently published throughout the world in over thirty languages. For more information, visit the author's website at SherryArgov.com.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Chapter One: Throwing Out the Rulebook. Why a Strong Woman Wins His Heart

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.Bill Cosby

Society's Guidelines for Good Girls

Imagine a world in which roles were reversed and men cooked for women, picked up socks, and couldn't wait to get married. Pretend you had a boyfriend who owned a hope chest with six lavender bow ties inside that he wanted his groomsmen to wear at the wedding. Picture him getting choked up every time you strolled past a Baby Gap. And that he greeted you at the door wearing silk boxers and cowboy boots, so he could do a pole dance for you. Then add a few ultimatums:

"Where's my ring?

"Why won't you marry me?"

Chances are, you would assume the guy wasn't firing on all cylinders. And then you'd start planning your escape. "It's not you, it's me. [Translation: It's definitely you.] I'm too busy with work. I love you but I'm not in love with you." Then you'd blow out the door...like TNT.

Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; New title edition (June 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780743276375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743276375
  • ASIN: 074327637X
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 658 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,011 in Books
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