Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel

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Penguin, 1999 - Fiction - 271 pages

The #1 national bestseller by Helen Fielding, author of the new novel Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (October 2013)

Bridget Jones's Diary
is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton on a permanent doomed quest for self-improvement. Caught between the joys of Singleton fun, and the fear of dying alone and being found three weeks later half eaten by an Alsatian; tortured by Smug Married friends asking, "How's your love life?" with lascivious, yet patronizing leers, Bridget resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, visit the gym three times a week not just to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult and learn to program the VCR. With a blend of flighty charm, existential gloom, and endearing self-deprecation, Bridget Jones's Diary has touched a raw nerve with millions of readers the world round. Read it and laugh—before you cry, "Bridget Jones is me!"

 

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Maybe it is just that I was expecting too much, but there's not much story here - Bridget obsesses about her single-ness and the biggest plot line is her parents' failing marriage. There is hardly ... Read full review

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User Review  - bibliest - LibraryThing

Written in the form of a personal diary, the novel chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single working woman living in London. She writes about her career, self-image, vices, family, friends, and romantic relationships. Read full review

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Helen Fielding, a journalist and a novelist, is the author of three Bridget Jones novels, including "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," and the forthcoming sequel "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy." Her other novels include "Cause Celeb" and "Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination." She also co-wrote the screenplays for the blockbuster movie adaptations of the first two Bridget Jones books. Follow her on Twitter @bridgetjoneshf.

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