Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel

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Penguin Books, 2010 - Fiction - 271 pages
In 'Bridget Jones's Diary', Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and 'Fat units 3457 (approx.) (hideous in every way).' In 365 days, she gains 74 pounds. On the other hand, she loses 72! There is also the unspoken New Year's resolution - the quest for the right man. Alas, here Bridget goes severely off course when she has an affair with her charming cad of a boss. But who would be without their e-mail flirtation focused on a short black skirt? The boss even contends that it is so short as to be nonexistent.

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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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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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About the author (2010)

Helen Fielding, a journalist and a novelist, is the author of three previous novels, Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Cause Celeb. She also co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of Bridget Jones's Diary and the forthcoming sequel based on Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

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