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V. complicated actually having man in house as cannot freely spend requisite amount of time in bathroom or turn into gas chamber as conscious of other person late for work, desperate for pee etc.; also disturbed by Mark folding up underpants at night, rendering it strangely embarrassing now simply to keep all own clothes in pile on floor.But all of these problems pale to insignificance with the arrival on the scene of Rebecca, a beautiful, man-hunting arch-nemesis with "thighs like a baby giraffe" and absolutely no girlfriend code of ethics when it comes to poaching another woman's man. Before long, Rebecca's manipulations, Bridget's own insecurities, and a string of misunderstandings (starting with a naked Filipino boy in Mark Darcy's bed and ending with a suggestive valentine from Bridget's dry cleaner) result in "128 lbs. (good), alcohol units 0 (excellent), cigarettes 5 (a pleasant, healthy number), no. times driven past Mark Darcy's house 2 (v.g.), no. of times looked up Mark Darcy's name in phone book to prove still exists 18 (v.g.), 1471 calls 12 (better), no. of phone calls from Mark 0 (tragic).
Fortunately, Bridget has plenty of other problems to distract her. Her mother has returned from a trip to Kenya with a young Masai in tow--to her father's consternation; her best friends Jude, Shazzer, and Tom are all trapped in dating hell themselves; her apartment is in shambles thanks to a dotty carpenter; an unreliable ex-boyfriend has just reentered her life; and now someone is sending Bridget death threats--could it be Mark Darcy? If Bridget Jones's Diary was a modern riff on Pride and Prejudice, its sequel borrows several themes and devices (not to mention a section heading) from another Austen novel, Persuasion. And as in Austen's fiction, here the journey is the destination. A happy ending for Bridget and her pals is a foregone conclusion; how they get there, however, will have you on the edge of your chair--if you haven't already fallen off of it laughing. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It's rare that I actually prefer a sequel of a series over the premier book but this time I absolutely must admit...I liked this even better than Bridget Jones's Diary. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GEL
I was really looking forward to reading, but as I was reading it, I found it really offensive that she uses the word "Oriental" to describe an Asian person. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
In this sequel to the Diaries, Bridget Jones is her old calorie- and cigarette-counting self, though now with boyfriend Mark Darcy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eva Melusine Thieme
This is my favourite of the three Bridget Jones books. This book made me entirely happy to read and had a fantastic plot line.
Her experience on shrooms--just yes. Read more
I liked this book better than the first. Not only did it make me laugh much more than the first but I love Bridget and Mark together.Published 3 months ago by Mary J