Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

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Helen Fielding's devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton launched a genre and transcended the pages of fiction to become a cultural icon.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 267 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 10.16mm | 272.15g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143117130
  • 9780143117131
  • 95,254

About Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding, a journalist and a novelist, is the author of three previous novels, Bridget Jones s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Cause Celeb. She also co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of Bridget Jones s Diary and the forthcoming sequel based on Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason."
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Screamingly funny!
"USA Today"
Bridget Jones is channeling something so universal and (horrifyingly) familiar that readers will giggle and sigh with collective delight.
Fielding . . . has rummaged all too knowingly through the bedrooms, closets, hearts, and minds of women everywhere.
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 Rushdie"
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Rating details

774,588 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 28% (220,422)
4 34% (261,133)
3 26% (202,782)
2 8% (60,478)
1 4% (29,773)

Our customer reviews

Short Blurb: This book is written in the form of a sometimes self deprecating, humiliating, hilarious personal diary covering one year. Itâ??s about Bridget, a 30-something single-working woman living in London who is determined that this year is going to be better. Some of her goals include: stop smoking, form a functional romantic relationship, learn to program the VCR, develop inner poise, and lose weight. My Thoughts: Before even reading the book, I knew the story quite well, having seen the movie version many times. Though the movie does a wonderful job at moving the plot along, I think the book does a better job at capturing the voice of Bridget. Because itâ??s in a diary format, the narrativeâ??s written in a collection of small chucks, like Bridget was quickly writing her thoughts down in her spare moments, after the matter. It kept the diary entries interesting. There are some choppy and short entries that only glaze over a dayâ??s events. Then there are the much more in-depth ones that give a play-by-play update. For me, the more detailed days were the most successful. This book also works so well because Bridget only writes a handful of journal entires each month. It keeps this one-year journal from becoming too stagnant. The plot is therefore constantly moving, even when her life seems to be in a slump. There a certain light humorousness to everything she writes about in this story, even those days where everything seems to go wrong. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys light humorous contemporary books. Check out my full review here: more
by Ryann Dannelly
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