English Summary/英文概要： Sick of reality TV, scriptwriter Jane Bussmann ("South Park", "The Fast Show", "Brass Eye" and "Smack the Pony") moved to Hollywood to do something better. But stranded outside the system, her nightmare day job was interviewing Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Co. Jane was trapped in the Golden Age of Stupid. Then she saw a photograph of a man in "Vanity Fair". John Prendergast’s day job was ending war. He was also extremely attractive. Jane ’may have inferred she was a Foreign Correspondent’, because suddenly she was in Washington, New York and finally equatorial Africa on the trail of this modern-day Indiana Jones. But in cruel twist, when Jane arrived in Uganda John had left. Alone in a war-torn country, appalled by 25,000 child abductions, Jane knew she must investigate the war crime of the century - to make John fancy her. With a maverick heroine, an idealist hero, laugh-out-loud comic disasters and moving tragedy, this is brilliant storytelling by a hugely talented writer.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 在厌倦了电视真人秀系列节目后，编剧家简•巴斯曼（作品包括("South Park", "The Fast Show", "Brass Eye" and "Smack the Pony"）决定转向好莱坞，以求得更好的发展。但却一直在状况外发展，无法真正融入整个系统中去。她最抓狂的工作就是访问帕丽斯•希尔顿和小甜甜布兰妮，简似乎被困在了这个愚蠢的黄金时期。随后，她遇见了约翰•普伦德加斯特。约翰拥有一种吸引人的魅力，而他的日常工作就是结束那些大大小小的战争。于是简似乎瞬时变成了一名驻外记者，一会在华盛顿，一会在纽约，最后到了赤道非洲的印第安纳琼斯。但此刻却发生了一个令她意想不到的变化：当简到达乌干达的时候，约翰却离开了。独自在这个饱受战争蹂躏的国家，看着25，000名被诱拐的儿童，简决定开始调查这个世纪以来的战争犯罪，以此来重新赢回约翰对她的欣赏。
Awards/获奖情况： ‘Imagine The Last King of Scotland written by Shazzer from Bridget Jones’s Diary, and you’d still only get halfway to appreciating Jane Bussmann’s funny, incongruous and artlessly perceptive account of ditching the day job to pursue a chisel-jawed peace negotiator into the heart of a child-corpse-strewn Ugandan war zone, Topshop diamante knickers and Gucci luggage in tow… this is one of the funniest books I’ve read for a long while. The first 70 pages in LA are a tour de force of whipsmart quips and acidic observations, and her “romance” with Prendergast is self-deprecating satire at its finest. But her tone seems appropriately tender even against the bittersweet backdrop of Uganda… Bussmann’s skills with self-obsessed celebrities also come in handy. She deftly spears Prendergast’s floppy-haired vanity and Kony’s eerie, cultish sway — and only Bussmann could extract from a corrupt colonel that he prefers to buy his “pants from Next”. In among all the manic gagging, there is only a whiff of personal development, however. You’re not entirely sure what the message is, apart from “everyone’s bonkers!” But who better than Bussmann to spell it out.’
-- Sunday Times
plus an extract in Sunday Times Culture section
||About the Author/作者介绍： In addition to writing scripts for The Fast Show, Smack the Pony, Friday Night Armistice, Brass Eye and South Park, Jane Bussmann wrote an award-winning travel column for the Mail on Sunday. Her one-woman show, Bussmann’s Holiday, which covers the events in this book, won rave reviews, the Evening Standard describing her as ’Part Tinkerbell, part P.J. O’Rourke’ with ’a deadly way with words’.
简•巴斯曼，喜剧演员，编剧。她的作品包括The Fast Show, Smack the Pony, Brass Eye, Jam 和South Park, 以及广播系列Bussmann and Quantick Kingsize。而她的one-woman show则是依据此书故事改编而成。