Bridget Jones's Diary

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Thorndike Press, 1996 - Fiction - 411 pages
Bridget Jones is absolutely sure that life would be perfect if she could lose seven pounds, stop smoking and develop inner poise. Here is the compulsively readable, laugh -- out -- loud chronicle of her doomed quest for self-improvement that will make you like yourself for precisely those things that you're most ashamed of. And through it all, Bridget will have you helpless with laughter and shouting, Bridget Jones is me!

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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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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 (1996)

Helen Fielding was born in Morley, West Yorkshire, England on February 19, 1958. She studied English at Oxford University. After college, she got a job working for the BBC television studios. She worked for numerous years as a newspaper and TV journalist. Her first book, Cause Celeb, was based on the experiences she had while filming documentaries in Africa for Comic Relief. Her other books include Bridget Jones's Diary, The Edge of Reason, Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, Mad about the Boy, and Bridget Jones's Baby. She co-wrote the screenplays for the movies Bridget Jones's Diary and the sequel based on The Edge of Reason. She has received several awards including British Book of the Year in 1997 and the Evening Standard Award Best Screenplay in 2002. She works as a full-time novelist and screenwriter.

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