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What's the book? Girlfriends Are Lifesavers by Reeda Joseph.

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Why is it useless? It's a collection of vintage photographs of women palling around with one-sentence platitudes on each page: "We've gotten through some pretty tough times together, like bathing suit season!" "Rain or shine...we've got each other's back!" "The trick is to not let men know that we're smarter." It's the kind of thing you buy at the last minute for someone you don't really like when you feel obligated to attend her birthday party.

Could anyone enjoy this book? You know what? That's not even a question. Nobody could really enjoy this book unless they're living a lie. The thing I'm wondering is: Who the fuck thinks "You know where Girlfriends Are Lifesavers really needs to go? It needs to go directly to The Stranger's offices! They'll really understand the book's message about 'friendship with love, laughter, and heartfelt care.'" So many of these fuckups could be avoided if PR people actually took two seconds to look at the publications they're targeting. Instead, they paid postage and wasted a comp copy of a useless, stupid book.