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. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.