Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel, Book 1

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Penguin, Jun 1, 1999 - Fiction - 288 pages
The iconic #1 bestseller by Helen Fielding; Bridget Jones is now the inspiration for the September 2016 Working Title film release of Bridget Jones's Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey and Emma Thompson.  

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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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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I saw this movie ages ago--not when it came out, but after it had been out on video for about five years. It was pretty funny, but I wasn't thrilled with the cast, I think. I don't know. I felt the ... Read full review

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Contents

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
FEBRUARY VALENTINES DAY MASSACRE
MARCH SEVERE BIRTHDAYRELATED THIRTIES PANIC
APRIL INNER POISE
MAY MOTHERTOBE
JUNE HAH BOYFRIEND
JULY
SEPTEMBER UP THE FIREMANS POLE
OCTOBER DATE WITH DARCY
NOVEMBER A CRIMINAL IN THE FAMILY
DECEMBER OH CHRIST
A SUMMARY
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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 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 as well as for the forthcoming Working Titles film Bridget Jones's Baby (in theaters September 2016); which she is also an executive producer. Follow her on Twitter @bridgetjoneshf.

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