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Bridget Jones's Diary (book)

196 Ratings: 2.6
A book by British author Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. It chronicles the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single woman living in London. In this book she turns 33 on March 21. Surrounded by a surrogate "urban family" of friends Sharon … see full wiki

19 reviews about Bridget Jones's Diary (book)
review by . June 29, 2010
Bridget Jones's Diary is basically what it sounds like - the diary of Bridget, a 30-something Singleton on a mission of self-improvement.  While trying to quit smoking, lose weight, and develop inner poise, she runs into all kinds of problems - problems with men and dating, problems with friends and family, but mostly problems caused by her own flighty personality.      I thought Bridget Jones's Diary started off slow, focused on what she was eating, her flirtations …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
A "must" summertime time read. Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end.
Quick Tip by . July 07, 2010
Ok, honesty moment, I read this because of the movie :P But as always, book beats movie! Fun and light if you want it to be, but like Man-in-the-Mirror, makes you want to look at yourself as potential to change.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
Very comical and will pick you up if you are feeling down after a few pages
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
A great light and quick read. Such a funny book and very relatable!
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Hilarious and fun, for a frivolous sort of book.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
It is fun. Perfect when you travel by plane or train.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Funny! Excellent for women!
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Good book - modern, humorous. And (Oh, God) how many empty worries todays women have!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
great love story
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Is it bad that I liked the movie better?
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2010
I loved this book! It's an easy read for a rainy weekend.
Quick Tip by . June 03, 2010
Very funny!
review by . March 15, 2009
As a professional journalist, I was probably unjustifiably influenced by Bridget's complete and total incompetence in my field. I found her inability to write complete sentences insulting, and wondered why in the world can't I have that kind of luck in my career when I at least know how to string words together?     Having said that, I did enjoy this book. It's cute, the heroine is lovably daffy, the plot is ripped straight out of Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice, …
review by . December 14, 2008
Although I am admittedly a huge fan of "Chick Lit", I was expecting to dislike Bridget Jones, thus,  never bothered to read this book when it first came out. Fast forward several years -- I was in my local Goodwill and came across a copy of "Bridget Jones' Diary" for $1 and thought "why the hell not..."    I unexpectedly loved this book - AND Bridget Jones as a character! I got into this book immediately and could NOT put it down! Though she's a bit neurotic, I think most …
review by . September 04, 2008
In one of those coincidence thingies, both this book and the movie landed on my desk at the same time. Recognizing a sign when I saw one, I started with the book, seeing that it was written before the movie, and things should, after all, go in their natural order.     The first thing I had to do was go back in time a bit and try to remember my tables, when I realized that the little notations like 8st 11 were references to weight. After spending a few moments contemplating the …
review by . July 22, 2008
This was definitely a funny "chick" book.  I love how she keeps track of her diets that she can't keep up, checks her answering machine over and over hoping man of her dreams have called, does dumb things and mulls over.  She is lovable because we can all relate to her.  She is human.  But this is also a fairy tale.  How come an average girl is fought over by 2 most eligible bachelors?
review by . June 10, 2008
This book is a blast to read! You will most likely find yourself laughing out loud at Bridget Jone's interesting antics. Despite Fielding's "out there" approach, you will definitely be able to relate to the plight of Bridget. Fielding's unique formatting of the book, as a diary rather than a pure novel, makes it easy to get to "know" the main character. The book is almost as fun to read, as the movie is to watch.
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