Bridget Jones's Diary
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Bridget Jones's Diary

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Meet Bridget Jones—a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could:

a. lose 7 pounds
b. stop smoking
c. develop Inner Poise

"123 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds in the middle of the night? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier? Repulsive, horrifying notion), alcohol units 4 (excellent), cigarettes 21 (poor but will give up totally tomorrow), number of correct lottery numbers 2 (better, but nevertheless useless)..."

Bridget Jones' Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of Bridget's permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement — a year in which she 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.

Over the course of the year, Bridget loses a total of 72 pounds but gains a total of 74. She remains, however, optimistic. Through it all, Bridget will have you helpless with laughter, and — like millions of readers the world round — you'll find yourself shouting, "Bridget Jones is me!"

Title:Bridget Jones's Diary
Edition Language:English
ISBN:014028009X
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages

    Bridget Jones's Diary Reviews

  • Jessica
    Oct 24, 2007

    I didn't enjoy this book in an ironic way, or in a it's-good-even-though-, or I-can't-believe-I-do-but-I-perversely-can't-help-it or any other angled, roundabout, halfway indirect from behind kind of ...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Apr 05, 2016

    Prepare yourselves, it's about to get personal up in here.So, I've never seen the movie of Bridget Jones's Diary, so I thought I would read the highly acclaimed book before doing so and, to my great s...

  • Shriya
    Feb 20, 2015

    Let's review this book the Bridget way! Reading goal for 2011: 35 books (not bad)Books actually read: 38(v.g.) No. of chick-lits supposed to be read in a year: 1 (fair)No. of chick-lits actually read:...

  • Annalisa
    Nov 21, 2010

    I'm torn as to how to rate this. On the one hand, Fielding nails the humor. Humor is very hard to capture in literature and I often found myself smiling or chuckling. But when I wasn't, I was exaspera...

  • Manny
    Jul 14, 2013

    Get up and make sensible plan. Will work hard on journal paper during day, then go for well-earned picnic at open-air movie theatre. Tonight's movie Bridget Jones's Diary (v. good). Make salmon floren...

  • Yulia
    May 02, 2008

    This certainly wasn't a novel but, what's worse, it wasn't even a credible diary. Who records their mishaps while cooking and running late in their preparations? Perhaps if this were written in the ph...

  • Kiki
    Sep 03, 2013

    Gawd, this book was criminally hilarious. I sat in the doctor's office waiting room literally snorting into my Nine West handbag (there's something really metal about being a minimum wage worker who c...

  • Suzanne
    Sep 16, 2016

    Watched and loved the movie first, and that's what's stuck unfortunately. So I'd say this is 3.5 stars from me. Of course it would’ve been a different experience if I’d read it first, and I can to...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 20, 2008

    This was SUCH a FUN book to read. I read it in December - when family/holiday shit and self worth is really taking a beating. So to pick up this book and read about her holiday get togethers and her w...

  • Kwesi ???
    Jan 16, 2012

    I am not Bridget Jones!My classmate beside me opened a cool notebook with a red leather jacket and a heart sculpted in the middle. I asked her what she's writing in her notebook while my professor kee...

About Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire. She worked for many years in London as a newspaper and TV journalist, travelling as wildly and as often as possibly to Africa, India and Central America. She is the author of four novels: Cause Celeb, Bridget Jones’ s Diary, Bridget Jones:The Edge of Reason and Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, and co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of Bridget