Choire Sicha reviewing Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes in 2004:
Bergdorf Blondes should inspire readers everywhere to rise up and rip one another limbless. . . . In all seriousness: we must build a tiny apocalypse-proof time capsule. If we can resist the temptation to burn Plum Sykes’s book, we can smuggle it into the future. Perhaps the next breed of humanoids can learn from the holocaust of culture and commerce that destroyed our icky civilization. . . . If you have any sense of justice at all, the publication of this book demands that you rouse yourself from the couch this very second and set out to loot and burn Manhattan.
(Of course, Sicha, given his history at Gawker, is not one to talk about the holocaust of culture, but hey…)