Why Men Marry Bitches: A Woman's Guide to Winning Her Man's Heart
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Make him chase you...Until you catch him.

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. With the grittiest of girlfriend-to-girlfriend detail, Argov removes the kid gloves and explains why being extra nice doesn't necessarily mean he

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Paperback, 246 pages
Published June 12th 2006 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2002)
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Maya Rock
Bitches in this context means like women who don't change themselves to get men. As I told Shayla, I think the women of my acquaintance are all "bitches," so not many could benefit from this advice. Also empirical evidence directs me to believe that men marry nonbitches all the time. I think the real secret is supposed to be that nonbitches live half-lives crouching in fear as they try to trap their men. This is akin to HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU, but not as funny. Still an entertaining read al...more
cindymon
Want a man to propose? Be a bitch.
Heather
I accidentally bought this book on my kindle when I was preview reading it. So, I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm in a long term relationship and I needed a little advice anyway. Although most of her tips are pretty obvious, they are good reminders. There were moments in the book where I thought it was hilarious, moments when I thought it was just dumb, and moments when I found myself frustrated with her advice. The frustration came from the fact that there are so many games men play with women...more
Kim
This book has a totally misleading title. I didn't read it to learn how to "catch a man." Rather, I picked it up because I was intrigued by all of the "top secret" male insight that the author promises. Earlier this year, I went out with a guy who was constantly jerking me around. After kicking him to the curb swiftly, I read this book to get insight into what was going on inside his head.

I totally agree with the reviewer below who said that no one should ever put up with manipulation. Manipulat...more
Mara Kartiwa
Jul 31, 2007 Mara Kartiwa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: to women who are still wondering why they aren't married yet
I was hanging out at my mom's when i found this book on her nightstand,,, i guess she was or is looking for a new husband,,, i don't know,,, anyways,,, i took a look at it and couldn't put it down,,, a very easy and fun book to read,,, although i am not sure whether this book was supposed to be amusing but i laughed all the way,,, however, my thought is that what is presented by the author in this book does not apply to most indonesian men,,, why dont you read it and have a say about it,,,
أميــــرة
تستمر هنا شيري أرجوف في استغلال شهرة كتابها السابق:
Why men love bitches
لذلك كان من المتوقع ألا أجد إضافة تُذكر، فقد أعادت كل ما طرحته من قبل بترتيب مختلف وأمثلة متنوعة وبلغة لا تختلف في ركاكتها عن الكتاب الأول.

كما يظهر من عنوان الكتاب، إنه يعرض الأسباب التي تدفع الرجل لتفضيل الزواج من (العاهرة-فكريًا) بدلًا من الفتاة اللطيفة الخاضعة على طول الخط. أول القصيدة كفر!
قد يكون الرجل الأوروبي أو الأمريكي يفضل هذا النوع من الفتيات، لكن من قال أن الرجل العربي مثله؟! الرجل الشرقي الأصيل يهرب من الفتاة التي
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Marwa
4 نجمات فقط لهذا الكتاب الشيق نظرا للخدعة التي يحملها عنوانه .. مغالطة لغوية إستغلتها الكاتبة لتنطلق منها نحو لب الموضوع
نجحت الكاتبة في إيصال مجموعة من الأفكار الأساسية لي ، ومنها: أن الرحلة الشاقة للبحث عن الزوج المناسب والحياة الزوجية المستقرة الهانئة ليست طلباً بعيد المنال في عالمنا العربي فحسب، إنها مشكلة العصر بالنسبة لجميع فتيات الكرة الأرضية .. أين الرجل الذي يستطيع تحمل مسئولية الزواج بحق والإقدام عليه؟

ومن هنا تنطلق بنا الكاتبة طوال حوالي 225 صفحة من الكتابة الرشيقة المتمتعة بحس الدعابة...more
Siriss
I reserve the one star rating for books that were purely a waste of time and actually upsetting because zero stars might lead one to think I just didn't rate it.

This book was wretched. I have no idea why I picked it up. I was at borders just standing there and there it was and I grabbed it and started flipping through it and was utterly appalled. A good 90% of her conclusions as to how men feel or think or will react are completely off. And if any woman I was with acted in the manner she propose...more
Carrie
Jan 25, 2008 Carrie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young women who let guys treat them badly
In this self-help book, "bitch" refers to a classy lady who doesn't take shit from men. It was kind of amusing, an easy read and made sense in some parts. The downside was, a lot of it seemed to be like a strategy for manipulating a man. I would have liked the book better if it didn't seem to assume the reader is only following directions to trap a man.
Laura
All I can say is: it works! The parts I've tried, anyway.

If you have to choose between this book and Dr. Laura's The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, definitely go with this one. (But read both to get a balance.) No other book has ever given me such practical relationship advice. As a good Mormon girl, I've always been taught that good marriages come from overlooking each others' faults, and I've always interpreted that to mean I'm supposed to suck whatever up. That was the gist of Dr. Laura...more
Brooke Brooks
My friend recommended this book to me because she thought it sounded like me, so I may be a little prejudiced. I picked up this book before I realised there was a why men love bitches, and being young marriage is the furthest thing on my mind. Nevertheless I loved this book, Sherry covered everything you need to know and even gives you ideas of what to say in certain circumstances, i.e. when you're disrespected/your date shows up late etc.

I honestly do not understand the hate for this book at a...more
erinthedreamer
The kind of man this book is trying to help you "catch" is not the sort of man I would want. The only good relationship principle she had was the the last one: "He doesn't marry a woman who puts him on a throne. He marries a woman who is his equal...that special woman whom he can share all of life's special moments with."

Marriage should be a partnership with both parties going into it with their eyes open, but if a woman has spent the entire time trying to be mysterious, giving a little then pul...more
Ryan Kelly
These books crack me up.
Tripleguess
I read this book a few weeks ago, so the details are a little fuzzy, but I've had time to think about some of its premises. (Btw, I disagree with her definition of the b-word. Completely. That aside...)

I appreciated knowing about the "holding pattern" men try to put women into -- sadly, they do this to women they are not interested in marrying and only want to keep around as a teddy bear. I can't agree more with the solution: get out!

I appreciated hearing -- finally -- that men do not per se fin...more
Lovecytes
I like her first book better. This one is basically a repetitive to Why Men Love Bitches(WMLB) but this one was written in lousy way. There is nothing new in this book. Its boring.

In why Men Love Bitches (WMLV), I agree with her points almost 98% (2% points less because I do not agree about she telling women not to cook full course meal for men....Because for me, I'll do it, I cook what ever I want, no matter how hard or long it takes to cook what I want to cook, I cook because it makes me happ...more
Robbin Risley
I read this book expecting it to be more of a psychological exploration of power in relationships, and i fault myself for being so wrong. I can see how this book would help some women, but there was not one piece of useful advice in here for me. I was really unimpressed with the way this book suggests women use tactics to land a man. If you are considering marriage, it should be a decision equally balanced on both people, and not something a man rewards you with for being who he chooses. Even th...more
Elmo
pernah nggak dateng datang ke pesta pernikahan yg mempelai cowoknya teman kita? pas liat mempelai cewek, kita langsung bertanya-tanya. nahhhh... buku ini bakal membahas pertanyaan kita, "kok, teman kita yang super keren,tajir,dan berbadan atletik mau menikah sama cewek (biasa)itu?"
Segala tingkah laku cowok yg nyebelin dan rahasia yg ada disekitar cowok dijelasin disini. bahasa yg kocak (terjemahannya oke) dan isi buku yg seru bikin kita terus baca sampai habis.
Amer Alkharoubi
BITCH stands for: Babe In Total Control of Herself 

الكتاب مخصص للنساء وقررت قراءته لأخذ وجهة الجنس الآخر ولمعرفة كيف ترى النساء الرجال! والحمد لله كان قراري صائبا وجيدا

الكتاب جميل وسهل وسلس .. صحيح انه يتحدث عن مجتمع غير مجتمعنا وعاداته تختلف، لكن المفهوم الاساسي هو هو !! الرجال يحبون المرأة التي تستطيع ان تعتني بنفسها سواء في غيابهم او في حضورهم ..

رائع وانصح بقراءته
Amy
Summary:
Just enjoy your life, be independent and know that you are very wonderful and valuable...Don't show your low self-esteem. By believing you are precious, you make others think like that too.
I believe I can be a woman like that, who can enjoy my life and be happy, with or without a man.
Asher
I was handed this book by a well-meaning friend as I was leaving her place boarding a 13hour flighht. The book was subsequently left in the airport lounge mid-transit. Generalization is the nature of this book. It forgets that men, just like women, can differ in personalities, attitutes and approches. It sticks with the typical men as hunters theory and offers pep talk to women not to chase men. It forgets to factor in culture, and 'nuture' basing all its reasoning on 'nature' based arguments. A...more
Christelle
[French] J'ai offert ce livre pour Noël à une cousine, pour la faire sourire (tout le monde la force à se marier, donc je lui ai donné un coup de pouce pour qu'elle attrape le mec de ses rêves, ahah) et elle l'a dévoré en 2 jours. Elle m'a dit qu'elle a bien aimé, et me l'a prêté.

Moi, j'ai 18 ans, et j'ai pas du tout envie de me marier (du moins, pas maintenant) donc évidemment, ce livre n'est pas pour moi. Mais j'avoue que certains conseils étaient vraiment bons. Si on est du genre Taylor Swift...more
Arlina
I am in no way planning to marry any time soon. Just the thought of having to utter the word ‘husband’ to anyone before my 28th year of life makes me cringe uncomfortably in my seat. So why would I be reading this book I hear you think.

In a melodramatic mood swing that occurred right after a tantrum with my dear significant other I saw this book lying on the bottom shelf of a bookcase, its bright pink “BITCHES” on the cover was glaring up to me. Even though I was aware of the fact that it reside...more
Abrar
Self Improvement Books Are Not My Thing

I come to give my opinion wanting you to bare in mind that am prejudiced against self improvement books. So when i say this book is Funny i mean it's amusing as a book to read while you have a long bath.
and when I say it's Not Applicable I mean if you are not a Westrener the value of this book is limited to giving you a (social) insight into the view of marriage and love in America.

This book's first chapters were interesting. i finished the first 100 pag...more
Primaditya Riesta
At the first time I saw this book, thought it can explain the phenomenon that happened in my office. Where There was a kind of slutty girl with tacky style which I just can't believe she is bachelor degree from accounting major (sorry I am a mean girl).
She act like she cheapen herself , from her wardrobe, style, gesture, and also language. My friends kinda got annoyed with her, but for me she was so entertaining, everyday I wondering what she'll wear today. Lace stocking with big rose pattern,...more
Jennifer
I love this book... I am the type of girl that loves to read the obvious - common sense stuff - to make sure that I am in the game and doing it right! This book is full of great advice for women - there are defintely women out there who need to read this book!!

Sherry Argov really gives great insight on how men think and act, and how women should react. It's been a while since I read it, 2005 I believe, during a trip to Mexico with the girls - but I can remember appreciating the authors words and...more
Ani
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Zach Romano
I think all woman should read this, their idea of the knight in shining armor... that's old school and should be thrown out the window, they are too much into themselves that they failed to notice what is needed which is the essence of the true meaning of relationships and how to keep their men at bay instead of loosing his intrest in her and starts to look else where outside for fulfillment in his relationship. In short stop living in your head Bitch, wake up and start living in reality instead...more
Kathy
My friend told me about this book so I thought I'd check it out. In some parts it did have some good advice, but I doubt anyone can listen and try to be exactly as this book advises. Relationships are hard and you do get emotional and will have fights. The way this author was telling you to act was like for you to become a zombie or robot. In saying that I do agree with most of what the author is saying about being independant and not giving everything away but every relationship is different an...more
Miranda
Oh, my. If I could give this book a negative rating, I would. Poorly written (I don't think this woman knows how to use a compound, complex sentence), poor examples, poor advice to any self respecting woman (men don't want a damsel in distress, but never kill a bug around a man; pretend like bugs gross you out and that he MUST kill the bug. Don't play games but when he calls, don't pick up the phone; don't allow him to think you were waiting for his call. ) What the holy hell? Why did I finish t...more
Zoe Spiritto
I love this book so much! This book taught me to be a classy woman instead of a doormat. I am not an expert in bullshit called love, but after reading this book, I can see thing regarding love issues in broader spectrums! Love is not about look or intellegence, but it's all about attitudes, personalities and chemistry. I love the concept "beauty" elaborated by Sherry Argov. I stand with her in this book when she critizises ver "barbie" girls that are just like portrayed in many maistream media a...more
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Sherry Argov is the author of Why Men Marry Bitches, and her work has appeared in over thirty magazines including Cosmopolitan, Self, Glamour, and First for Women. Sherry's work has been featured on national television shows such as The View and The O'Reilly Factor, and has been praised by the Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly. Why Men Love Bitches is also a live theater production abroad, a...more
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