Lauren Benet Stephenson asks: “is reading a thinly veiled account of a celebrity’s life worth anyone’s time?” Is this a rhetorical question? Did Stephenson have to read Nicole Richie’s novel to figure out that it a thinly veiled and poorly written autobiography? Just doing her job I suppose.

Her conclusion is depressingly familiar:

But with the public still fascinated by stars’ every move, it seems that virtually anything with a celebrity face attached to it will sell, and sell well.

Sad but true.