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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.
Enjoyable reading, well written, page-turner, quick witted, good character development. I actually laughed out loud a few times at the humorous happenings.Published 2 days ago by Shar
This is a very pretty copy of Bridget Jones Diary. I must admit that the cover is the reason I bought this copy. I like the story for a light read but the cover is just too cute.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
2:48 am could not put the book down. So tired, but worth reading it. Can't wait to read the other 2 books.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Literally such a page turner. I was bummed to see it end! Can't wait to read more in the next bookPublished 2 months ago by Heather Jelstrom
For those of you who have been hiding under a rock for the last 20 years and haven’t read the book or seen the movie, Bridget Jones’s Diary is the story of a single woman in her... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cecile Sune
Actually the movie was funnier. Books can make me laugh so hard I cry wirh their vivid words and this book made me chuckle a bit. Read morePublished 2 months ago by weasle88
Bridget Jones is the sum of all pre-married, pre-kids, post-twenties women. The only reason she goes to work is to flirt with her hot-yet-slimy boss, and the only time she cooks... Read morePublished 2 months ago by nikki ahrens
In honor of International Chick Lit Month (May 2014), I've decided to list my favorite chick lit books, one per day, on my Twitter account for the next 31 days. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christine Duval, Author of POSITIVELY MINE, a story of friendship, secrets, and redemption