I received a copy of this book from the publisher through a giveaway on LibraryThing [dot] com and the following is my honest opinion for the book.
I extremely doubt there’s a woman alive who’ll admit to being a bitch, primarily because of the negative stigmatism associated with it and the exaggerated stereotypes it conjures up. Some women might even use the excuse of “Well, it’s that time of the month,” in an attempt to cover up and deny their bitchy behavior.
There’s an undying desire to be a perfectionist in many women which brings this negative quality to the surface and then is witnessed by others. This causes others to respond harshly to the woman’s actions; however, at the same time this woman can’t acknowledge what she has done since she believes she’s been helpful. When these confrontations occur, these women become resentful and may at times begin shutting down trying to help others.
Their blindness to this becomes more evident when these women begin being a perfectionist regarding themselves. I’m too fat. I’m not pretty enough. I must do something regarding my hair. These are a few of the items which are destroying their self-image, etc.; despite their having received compliments from their husbands and others.
Dr. Plumez has done a wonderful job through the pages of her resource book in attempting to remove the rose-colored glasses these women are wearing which allows their inner demon to thrive, transforming them to the bitches everyone else sees. There are times when the bitch manifests to others that their emotions become like a gun with a hair trigger, ready to go off at any moment.
Denial has always been part of a woman’s psyche. But now, because of this book, this part of their psyche has the possibility of being crushed so their unforgiving inner critic can be soften, if not banished completely.
While bitchiness is an inherited woman’s issue, there are some men who suffer from the same condition; and G-d knows they’ll NEVER admit to suffering from it.
For trying to open the eyes of women everywhere and begin their liberation process of their bitchiness so they can become more endearing to those around them, I’m giving this book 5 STARS.