I've wept. I've caterwauled. I've begged. I've pleaded.
Please please tell me what your book is about in the query letter.
A lot of you really don't seem to want to do that.
But here's yet another reason you really REALLY need to suck it up and figure it out: you'll use that pitch for things other than the query.
What fresh hell is this, you ask? Tawna Fenske's blog post reveals all.