Explain to me how Hornby’s to blame for “Dick Lit”?

Look, I’m as unhappy about the so-called “Dick Lit” trend as the next Gen-Xer, but why do the articles bemoaning these books have to blame it all on Nick Hornby? Whatever you thought of it (and I’m a fan), High Fidelity was the first book to capture the importance of the mix tape in modern courtship. For that, if nothing else, a little respect, please?