Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

A Novel

Book - 1998
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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!"
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1998.
ISBN: 9780140280098
014028009X
9780670880720
0670880728
Characteristics: 271 p. ; 23 cm.

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ConstanceLightfoot
Jun 16, 2017

I love that each 'chapter' starts off with what day and time it is and then her weight and calories and cigarettes consumed for that day. An all around hilarious book. Would recommend everyday over the movie.

BostonPL_LauraB Dec 07, 2016

This started off slow and a bit ridiculous, but once I got used to it and Bridget, I had a fun time! Can't wait to finally watch the movie which I've been putting off forever until I had read the book. Check!

ezhurbin Aug 16, 2016

The movie is much much better! I wanted a light funny book to read and i picked this up because i liked the movie. The book is a big disappointment, because i found Bridget character very unlikable and unfanny (unlike in the movie). There is a huge difference between insecure, clumsy, corky Bridget movie personality and a lazy, selfish, shallow Bridget persona of the book. Also, Mr. Darcy love story is very undeveloped-he only sees her a couple of times without giving much indication of his feelings and suddenly in the end he declares that he loved her since the beginning; it was almost abrupt. It's a mystery how a good movie came out of this crappy book.

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LibraryMaker
Apr 12, 2015

Interesting book. Reminds me a lot of a grown-up version of Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging.

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littlemaggiemae
Jan 26, 2015

This book is one of my favourites. I've re-read the book (and the Edge of Reason) many times, and each time I find myself giggling like a madwoman at the same things. The book is one of my all time favourites and it's totally something I'd recommend to a friend.

WVMLStaffPicks Nov 27, 2014

Hilarious Adrian Mole type diary of a 30+ woman who veers from catastrophe to triumph on an inept quest for love, family, weight loss and a glamorous career.

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BreeF
Apr 01, 2014

I simply love this book. Hilarious :)

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jescar82
Feb 26, 2014

hilarious wonderful book. I remember reading this book when I was 12. It was like one of my first "adult" books

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jsturdevant
Sep 22, 2013

This book is hilarious. And honestly, it's not too far from how I feel most women think going from one thought to another. So awesome. I loved reading it and could not put it down--I'll be reading the others as well! ;o)

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Alexandra_C_E
May 13, 2013

Inspiring, laugh-out-loud book! Perfect for all the single ladies out there!

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littlemaggiemae
Jan 26, 2015

littlemaggiemae thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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SqueeGirl Sep 26, 2009

Bridget records her loves, laughs, struggles at work and monstrously fluctuating weight in her diary.

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ejbracewell
Dec 02, 2017

"It struck me as pretty ridiculous to be called Mr Darcy and to stand on your own looking snooty at a party. It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden shouting 'Cathy' and banging your head against a tree." Bridget Jones

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