"Genuinely confusing to rapists"
July 15, 2009 6:58 AM   Subscribe

The Worst Date Ever is the new book by Jane Bussmann. She starts as a celebrity journalist in LA and ends up breaking a massive story about the political situation in Uganda from a scary bit of Africa. Ms. Bussmann also wrote the first internet sit-com: The Junkies (parts 1, 2, 3) , and had a hand in South Park, Brass Eye and Jam. The wonderful Sally Phillips directed the Edinburgh stage show that became the book and Chris Morris says it's "Genuinely confusing to rapists".

Like Stewart Lee and Peter Baynham she's been at it for a while and now she's getting some big things out in the world.
posted by sam and rufus (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Ooh, she wrote (compiled? Edited?) Once in a lifetime! One of my fave books, completely daft oral history of acid house/summer of love in England. Well worth a read , just for the ridiculous stories and funny hats. Quite inspiring even though the drug use goes to 11
posted by jcruelty at 7:22 AM on July 15, 2009

I misread the title as "The Worst DATA ever" and thought "Finally, a book I can really love."
posted by MarshallPoe at 7:37 AM on July 15, 2009

Once In A Lifetime was a great book, yet something about this one doesn't grab me - is it somethibng more than a quirky personal dating memoir? Yeah, yeah, I know, given the above.
posted by mippy at 8:18 AM on July 15, 2009

Worth it for the Amazon reviewer who though the book was "Helirious (I was laughing out loud on the plane)".
posted by monospace at 9:14 AM on July 15, 2009

Jane Bussmann also told her story on an episode of Jon Ronson On... [mp3 link] a few years back. A similar tale is covered in the episode on the worst internet date ever [mp3 link], which, frankly, is one of the most bizarre stories I've ever heard.
posted by tapeguy at 9:21 AM on July 15, 2009

Which part is confusing to rapists? Geez. I hope that's not the part that's confusing to rapists, because I'm confused, but I've never raped anyone.
posted by hippybear at 9:22 AM on July 15, 2009

I'm confused, but I've never raped anyone.

And thus the most dangerous game begins.
posted by shadytrees at 10:06 AM on July 15, 2009 [3 favorites]

I'm with hippybear.
posted by notashroom at 12:42 PM on July 15, 2009

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