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Bridget Jones Diary

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The #1 national bestseller by Helen Fielding, author of the new novel `Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy` (October 2013)` 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!`show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 203 x 14mm | 200g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014028009X
  • 9780140280098
  • 100,181

Review quote

`Screamingly funny!` --`USA Today` `Bridget Jones is channeling something so universal and (horrifyingly) familiar that readers will giggle and sigh with collective delight.` --`Elle` `Fielding . . . has rummaged all too knowingly through the bedrooms, closets, hearts, and minds of women everywhere.` --`Glamour` `Hilarious and poignant.` --`The Washington Post` `Bridget Jones's diary has made her the best friend of hundreds of thousands of women.` --`The New York Times` `A brilliant comic creation. Even men will laugh.` --Salman Rushdieshow more

About Fielding

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 the forthcoming sequel `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. Follow her on Twitter @bridgetjoneshf.show more

Rating details

733,661 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 28% (205,625)
4 34% (247,977)
3 26% (193,962)
2 8% (58,046)
1 4% (28,051)

Our customer reviews

This is the first book that has actually made me laugh several times. As Bridget reacts to situations so extraordinarily different that it is becomes hilarious. A good chick-lit read.show more
by Christina
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