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6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

VERY CUTE, VERY FUNNY

If you haven't read this book-- it's a must-- it's a classic early version of Chick Flick. This is an outrageously funny book and yet sincere in it's look at the inside view of a gal with a few extra lbs and being single in the 90's. Still a national best seller. It is ...
If you haven't read this book-- it's a must-- it's a classic early version of Chick Flick. This is an outrageously funny book and yet sincere in it's look at the inside view of a gal with a few extra lbs and being single in the 90's. Still a national best seller. It is so much fun for anyone who tries to lose weight or is on a diet (isn't that all of us) in the course of the book she loses 72 lbs and gains 74 -- hilarious or is it? A droll sense of humor, a strong emphasis on how we look and how we relate to men-- will give any female reader much to think about and chuckle about too. Do you want to lose 7 lbs, stop smoking and develop inner poise-- well see how Bridget does or doesn't do all of that in Bridget Jones diary.Fast summer read-- great airplane reading, fun reading for a mom who has to read in short breaks between kids, food, family and chaos! Good re-reading too....keep it at the summer house for guests.

posted by BANCHEE_READS on September 13, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This was a good read, although I did enjoy the movie a bit more.

This was a good read, although I did enjoy the movie a bit more. Bridget Jones is very funny; I loved how she tracked EVERYTHING in her diary.. especially how she lost 72lbs and gained 74 throughout the whole year. All in all, the book had some funny moments, but others...
This was a good read, although I did enjoy the movie a bit more. Bridget Jones is very funny; I loved how she tracked EVERYTHING in her diary.. especially how she lost 72lbs and gained 74 throughout the whole year. All in all, the book had some funny moments, but others that just made me roll my eyes; like Bridgets mother becomming a criminal. C+

posted by Lindsie on November 23, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    I Preferred the Movie

    I have never said this before...I thught the movie was better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

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    A little funny, but not really.

    Possibly the most annoying book I've ever read. The obnoxious diary entries of Bridget Jones sound like the pointless ramblings of a 13-year old girl, with too much girly exaggeration and not enough correct punctuation. The storyline is difficult to recognize under all of the mess. (I can't believe that this novel is actually said to be the modern-day Pride and Prejudice! Tell me, what has our world come to?)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2007

    Movie was better

    I had to read this book because I absolutely LOVE the movie. This is one case where the movie is actually better than the book. The journal entry style of writing is cute at first but then became a bit tedious towards the end. Good or bad I still had to read it but I think this one will probably sit on my book shelf for a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2003

    20th Century Neuroses

    Bridget Jones is your typical 30-something single woman in any large city around the world. At least that's what Helen Fielding would like us to believe. The truth is Bridget Jones is certainly an atypical 30-something single female from a 'comfortable' background with a good job, in publishing as it happens, and all the attendant middle-class hangups about her physical size and what people think about her. If you are not part of this 'clique' and you just know that she went to a public school and not the local comprehensive, then this book may well leave you cold. The only bits that will ring true are the getting righteiusly plastered with girlfriends whilst setting the world to rights and bemoaning all men as having far too much 'emotional f***wittage'. Frankly this book fitted a time and a place that just doesn't exist any more for most of the world's population. It passes a rainy afternoon but that is about all that can be said for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2003

    Overated

    Sure some parts of these books were funny, but it was not what I expected. I think all the Bridget Jones wannabes are more hilarious. I was disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2003

    Retellings never live up to the original

    This book is probably best if the reader is unfamiliar with the classic, 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austin, which Fielding tries (and fails) to retell in a modern setting. I greatly prefer the movie, which wisely drops all the P&P pretense. The books starts out strong, with a sympathetic character that the reader can identify with, funny insights into a modern woman's life, and a very workable premise. It isn't until Fielding tries to make her story a modern P&P that things become stilted, awkward, and unbelievable. It certainly lacks the charm of Pride & Prejudice, and in trying to copy Austin, Fielding misses the charm this book could have had.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2001

    Disappointing at best

    This book is not terrible, but it certainly doesn't live up to all of the reviews. I found it to be an exceedingly predictable story of a thirty something single woman who hopes to find happiness and herself through a husband. Though she ultimately finds her 'true self' and is able to appreciate herself without needing validation from a partner, at this same moment she finds Mr. Right and invalidates all that she has accomplished. In short I would say that this book is horribly contrived, idealistic and not particularly relevent to the modern woman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2001

    Don't waste your time

    This book was very disappointing, especially because of all the hype regarding the movie being out. Most of what happened in the book was expected. There were a few times in which I was humored, but that died very quickly.

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