Bridget Jones's Diary (And Other Writing)

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Pan Macmillan UK, Sep 1, 1997 - Fiction - 310 pages


A dazzling urban satire of modern human relations? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something?

As Bridget documents her struggles through the social minefield of her thirties and tries to weigh up the eternal question (Daniel Cleaver or Mark Darcy?), she turns for support to four indispensable friends: Shazzer, Jude, Tom and a bottle of chardonnay.


"A brilliant evocation of life as a single girl in a certain time ... reads like Anita Loos out of Jane Austen, and any woman who has ever had a job, a relationship or indeed a mother will read it and roar" The Times

"I cannot recommend a book more joyfully ... Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching" Daily Telegraph

"Rings with the unmistakable tone of something that is true to the marrow. It defines what it describes" Times Literary Supplement

"Wild comedy ... observed with merciless, flamboyant wit. A gloriously funny book" Sunday Times

"Effortlessly addictive ... presents a perfect zeitgeist of single female woes" Sunday Express

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User Review  - stbyra - LibraryThing

I don't remember being this needy and neurotic and pathetic and self-absorbed at 26. But then I didn't have a bat-shit crazy mother, either, so maybe that's why. She is so totally clueless she doesn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

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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About the author (1997)

Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire and lives in London. She worked for several years for the BBC and now writes for various national newspapers. Her first novel, Cause Celeb was published by Picador in 1994.

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