Bridget Jones's Diary (Paperback) - Fielding, Helen

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on 6/21/2009

Ugh what was that? Or to coin BJ's phrase "Durr! What was that?" This was a bestseller? It got made into a movie? I found BJ to be a horrible person with no redeeming values. She's obsessing over 128 lbs? Really? Zellwegger had to put weight ON to play her? How insulting. What's even worse about her daily/hourly obsession over her weight is that this book is supposedly loosely based on Pride & Prejudice (yes with a Mark DARCY). Somewhere Austen is rolling over in her grave. The book showed no path to Darcy loving BJ at all. 2 or 3 awkward meetings where he's absolutely horrid to her and that's it? At least in Austen's version there was more to their meetings. Honestly, I pushed myself through this book. Read More

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The official movie tie-in edition is released with the Miramax/Universal Production starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth, scheduled to open nationwide on April 13.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780141000190
SKU 30721602
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0141000198
Release Date 4/10/2007
Praise
"[L]ives up to the hype: This year in the life of a single woman is closely observed and laugh-out-loud funny."
In the course of one year, Bridget Jones will consume 11,090,265 calories, smoke 5,277 cigarettes, and write a series of delightfully funny diary entries. This will be no ordinary year in the life of this single, on-the-cusp-of-30 Londoner. She's going to keep at least one New Year's resolution, have dates with two boyfriends, create legendary cooking disasters, and be seen on national TV going up a firehouse pole instead of the planned dramatic slide down. If that isn't enough, her mom is getting a new career as the host of the TV program Suddenly Single and will disappear with a Portuguese gigolo. Supported by friends and confused by family, Bridget emerges, if not triumphant, at least hopeful about life and love. Already a best seller in Britain and winner of the Publishing News Book of the Year Award, this book should be equally popular in the United States. Recommended for all fiction collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 3/15/98.] Jan Blodgett, Davidson Coll., NC
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Annotation A runaway best-seller in Britain, BRIDGET JONES is a novel in diary form about a thirtysomething young woman and her romantic adventures. The plot, which has some intriguing connections to Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE that probably have Austen spinning in her grave, also involves Bridget's tendency to binge on chocolate, the disastrous publishing parties she goes to, her attempts to quit smoking, and the exploits of her daffy mother. One of the first novels in the soon-to-be-famous "chick lit" genre, BRIDGET JONES has spawned many imitators and was also the basis for a popular movie. A New York Times Notable Book for 1998.
First Line New Year's Resolutions. I will not drink more than fourteen units of alcohol a week.
Annotation 2 BRIDGET JONES, a runaway best seller when it was first released in Britain, is a novel in diary form about a 30-something young woman and her romantic adventures. The plot, which has some intriguing connections to Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE that probably have Austen spinning in her grave, also involves Bridget's tendency to binge on chocolate, the disastrous publishing parties she goes to, her attempts to quit smoking, and the exploits of her daffy mother. One of the first novels in the "chick lit" genre, BRIDGET JONES has spawned many imitators and was also the basis for a popular movie. A New York Times Notable Book for 1998.
Editors Note Chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single, thirtysomething woman on a perpetual quest for self-improvement, as she struggles to cope with relationships, weight control, and the other baffling complexities of modern life.
Editors Note 4 Chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single, thirtysomething woman on a perpetual quest for self-improvement, as she struggles to cope with relationships, weight control, and the other baffling complexities of modern life.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0271
Publisher Penguin Putnam

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