Paul West is in deep financial merde. His only way out of debt is to accept a decidedly dodgy job:
It involves him touring America in a Mini, while pretending to be typically British.
Also in the car is Paul's French girlfriend, Alexa, and his American poet friend, Jake, whose main aim in life is to sleep with a woman from every country in the world. Preferably in the back of Paul's Mini.
But as the little car battles from New York to Miami, leg-room turns out to be the least of Paul's troubles. His work is being sabotaged, his tour plans are in tatters, and his love life becomes a Franco-American war zone.
And as Paul knows better than anyone, when you mix love and war - merde happens...
Done more for the Entente Cordiale than any of our politicians
Must-have comedy-of-errors diary about being a Brit abroad
Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle