9780140280098

Bridget Jones's Diary

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140280098

  • ISBN10:

    014028009X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/1999
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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Summary

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!"

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

New Years' Resolutions 1
January
An Exceptionally Bad Start
5
February
Valentine's Day Massacre
31
March
Severe Birthday-Related Thirties Panic
55
April
Inner Poise
75
May
Mother-to-Be
97
June
Hah! Boyfriend
119
July
Huh
139
August
Disintegration
155
September
Up the Fireman's Pole
179
October
Date with Darcy
197
November
A Criminal in the Family
219
December
Oh, Christ
247
January-December
A Summary
269

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