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The Resource A journey to the dark heart of nameless unspeakable evil : charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and other abominations, Jane Bussmann

A journey to the dark heart of nameless unspeakable evil : charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and other abominations, Jane Bussmann

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A journey to the dark heart of nameless unspeakable evil : charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and other abominations
Title
A journey to the dark heart of nameless unspeakable evil
Title remainder
charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and other abominations
Statement of responsibility
Jane Bussmann
Title variation
Charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and other abominations
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this uproariously funny memoir-meets-travelogue, British comedy writer Bussmann (Worst Date Ever) chronicles her transition from celebrity gossip columnist to foreign news correspondent, driven by a hilariously misguided crush on a peace activist. She takes readers into Los Angeles's ''Golden Age of Stupid,'' where she tries desperately to fail out of her day job by inventing celebrity interviews entirely until a threatened lawsuit from Ashton Kutcher leads to major changes. After interviewing former White House director of African affairs John Prendergast, Bussmann is compelled by his charm and the Kony story to ''scam [her] way to Africa,'' ultimately selling a piece to Britain's Sunday Times. Arriving in Kampala, Bussmann is greeted by an abstinence-promoting billboard paid for by U.S. governmental aid, and stories of imprisoned journalists, and fraudulent elections. As she begins to investigate, Bussmann discovers Ugandan military sabotaging peace talks and turning a blind eye to an attack on a girls' school, among other corruption. Bussmann's razor-sharp wit and unapologetic narcissism may seem incongruous with the grim subject matter, but the dark humor provides an anchor of sanity to author and reader alike."--Publisher's description
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When renegade British comedy writer Jane Bussmann found herself interviewing Hollywood celebrities for a day job, she fled to war-torn Uganda for a better life - and to seduce a sexy peacemaker. The result was this book, a brand new genre of hard-hitting comic investigation heralded by war correspondents and comedy titans alike
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
CLU
Dewey number
070.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT433.227
LC item number
.B86 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and other abominations
Label
A journey to the dark heart of nameless unspeakable evil : charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and other abominations, Jane Bussmann
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Publication
Note
"Macmillan originally published a version of this book in the U.K. under the title The worst date ever ; or how it took a comedy writer to expose Africa's secret war"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5705961
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780988879843
Lccn
2014936213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn880576477
  • (OCoLC)880576477
Label
A journey to the dark heart of nameless unspeakable evil : charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and other abominations, Jane Bussmann
Publication
Note
"Macmillan originally published a version of this book in the U.K. under the title The worst date ever ; or how it took a comedy writer to expose Africa's secret war"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5705961
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780988879843
Lccn
2014936213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn880576477
  • (OCoLC)880576477

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