From an actual publicist email I received today:
"I am looking for reviewers for a nonfiction historical novel and I thought you might be interested."
I am not, as regular readers know, a publicist basher; quite the contrary, in fact. Most of the publicists I deal with are thoughtful and thorough people. But when I read something like this, I do despair. I mean, seriously - come on. Some poor writer is paying for this service.
So, to my hapless correspondent, when you've figured out what you're actually representing, let me know.