Bridget Jones's Diary (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 1, 1999 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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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Not all books ended happy ending. - Goodreads
Mildly entertaining, good pacing, and all ends happily. - Goodreads
I also didn't buy into the love story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - PetreaBurchard - LibraryThing

This is fluff on the outside, but a marvel of construction on the inside. Plus I enjoyed the movie so it was fun picturing Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth between these pages once again ... Read full review

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User Review  - vonze - LibraryThing

The first-half of the book I'd give three stars...since I've seen the movie, I couldn't really get into her obsession with Daniel because I knew that he turns out to be a jerk. So, the whole time I'm ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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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