Saturday, July 10, 2010

Relationship Book Review

Yes. I did it....I invested in not one, but two relationship books. Well, technically one and a half. I bought Greg Behrendt's "He's Just Not That Into You: Pocket Guide" about three years ago, and Sherry Argov's "Why Men Love Bitches" two years ago. Both are on bestseller lists. Behrendt's pocket guide seemed to highlight points where women can bet their money that a man does not really have feelings for her. (I'm sure the full book is more in-depth). While I enjoyed "He's Just Not That Into You: Pocket Guide", it seemed to say to women: "You're beautiful inside and out; he doesn't deserve you." On the other hand, "Why Men Love Bitches" screams to women: "Honey, wake up. You know you deserve better, so keep it moving!" Argov presents an empowering mirror throughout her book. For example, the book may pose a question as to whether a woman is doing a certain thing in a relationship such as putting all of her interests on the back burner. And as the woman continues reading she finds that, yeah, the man is probably just waiting to see what she'll cook next for dinner and not much else, while she has lost some of herself.

Now, do not misunderstand this review. Neither of the books imply that any two men are the same, or are all bad guys, nor are any two women the same. Therefore, these books may be of interest to some and just decoration for others. All in all, I found "Why Men Love Bitches" a very interesting, humorous, well written read. I would definitely recommend it.