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At the beginning of Helen Fielding's exceptionally funny second novel, the thirtyish publishing puffette is suffering from postholiday stress syndrome but determined to find Inner Peace and poise. Bridget will, for instance, "get up straight away when wake up in mornings." Now if only she can survive the party her mother has tricked her into--a suburban fest full of "Smug Marrieds" professing concern for her and her fellow "Singletons"--she'll have made a good start. As far as she's concerned, "We wouldn't rush up to them and roar, 'How's your marriage going? Still having sex?'"
This is only the first of many disgraces Bridget will suffer in her year of performance anxiety (at work and at play, though less often in bed) and living through other people's "emotional fuckwittage." Her twin-set-wearing suburban mother, for instance, suddenly becomes a chat-show hostess and unrepentant adulteress, while our heroine herself spends half the time overdosing on Chardonnay and feeling like "a tragic freak." Bridget Jones's Diary began as a column in the London Independent and struck a chord with readers of all sexes and sizes. In strokes simultaneously broad and subtle, Helen Fielding reveals the lighter side of despair, self-doubt, and obsession, and also satirizes everything from self-help books (they don't sound half as sensible to Bridget when she's sober) to feng shui, Cosmopolitan-style. She is the Nancy Mitford of the 1990s, and it's impossible not to root for her endearing heroine. On the other hand, one can only hope that Bridget will continue to screw up and tell us all about it for years and books to come. --Kerry Fried --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you're looking for an easy trays this will do. Pretty mindless and repetitive... Not particularly witty, but it is relatable.Published 14 days ago by anonymous
Interesting perspective using the diary as a focal point. Somewhat slow moving.Published 17 days ago by Ernest Ortiz
Loved the book even more than the movie! So funny and entertaining throughout!Published 19 days ago by Bookworm
V. cute. V. quick. Just like the book. Good quick listen on a long road trip.Published 26 days ago by A-bomb
Well, being male, I thought less of this book than a female might.
I listened to a wonderful recording of it by Recorded Books, Incorporated. Read more
Great book! The seller delivered this promptly, and just as described.Published 28 days ago by katiewub
it was just ok. I really enjoyed the movie the book was tough to read. I wouldn't recommend it unless you were completely totally bored and every other book on the planet... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer