Bridget Jones's Diary (Penguin Ink)

Bridget Jones's Diary (Penguin Ink)

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by Helen Fielding
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0143117130

ISBN-13: 2900143117130

Pub. Date: 06/29/2010

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Bridget Jones Diary follows the fortunes of a single girl on an optimistic but doomed quest for self-improvement. Cheered by feminist ranting with her friends Jude. Shazzer and 'hag-fag' Tom, humiliated at Smug Marrieds' dinner parties, crazed by parental attempts to fix her up with a rich divorcee in a diamond-patterned sweater, Bridget lurches from torrid

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Bridget Jones Diary follows the fortunes of a single girl on an optimistic but doomed quest for self-improvement. Cheered by feminist ranting with her friends Jude. Shazzer and 'hag-fag' Tom, humiliated at Smug Marrieds' dinner parties, crazed by parental attempts to fix her up with a rich divorcee in a diamond-patterned sweater, Bridget lurches from torrid affair to pregnancy-scare convinced that if she could just get down to 8st 7, stop smoking and develop Inner Poise, all would be resolved.

Bridget Jones First came to public attention in Helen Fielding's hugely popular fictional diary in the Independent newspaper. In this novel based on her creation, Fielding offers us a brilliantly funny picaresque tale: a year in the life of a girl determined to 'have it all' - the second she's finished this cigarette and phoned Shazzer.

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ISBN-13:
2900143117130
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
288

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Bridget Jones's Diary 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 294 reviews.
BANCHEE_READS More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't go in with high expectations, but it was charming, cute, real and HILARIOUS! All in all, it was worth my time!
Nomad0321 More than 1 year ago
I really loved the movie Bridget Jones's Diary, so I was curious about the book. I read it over the course of 2 days and I loved it! There were several times throughout the book I busted out laughing. Of course, I am the target demographic (early 30's, single), so I could relate to a lot of what Bridget faced in the book. That's not to say women of most any age couldn't enjoy the read. I think if you liked the movie, you will like the book. And while some of the same scenarios happen in the movie as the book, they are generally in a totally different context. I'd go so far as to say the movie was "inspired by" the book rather than scripted from the book. If I'm ever feeling down-n-out, this will be my go to book. The reason I gave it 4 stars istead of 5 is that I believe $12.99 is too much to pay for 1) an eBook 2) a book which is a total of 205 pages and 3) has been around for 11 years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. If you find that you prefer classics to remain classics (the storyline is based on Jane Austen's 'Pride and Predjudice') then this book is perhaps not for you, but it is a book for anyone who loves to laugh. Bridget is the ultimate heroine and I find that any modern woman can relate to at least one of her excursions and revel in the humility and hilarity of them. Men too can also enjoy 'Bridget' as can teenagers (I know as I happen to be one), but best of all, no matter how many times you read this, you will still find it hilarious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a great escape!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was very British or whatever. Some parts/phrases were hard to understand. But it had some funny parts. Her life is one big 'FML' moment.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
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+
Readingmama2006 More than 1 year ago
I could not stop laughing! and sadly alot of it is relatable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never said this before...I thught the movie was better.
LiteraryOmnivore More than 1 year ago
fluffy cotton candy for the brain. Enjoyable, but gone before you know it.
bonnie peine More than 1 year ago
A fun read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book. Witty humor and enaging throughout. Def recommend this novel..also better then the movie.
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I would read any b,j. zbooks
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