Book Reviews of Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in)

Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in)
Bridget Jones' Diary - Film Tie-in
Author: Helen Fielding
ISBN-13: 9780330487610
ISBN-10: 0330487612
Publication Date: 2/2/2001
Pages: 300
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 7

3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

167 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I really enjoyed this book. Having seen the movie first, which is one of my favorites by the way, I found a number of differences, mostly just things that made the action happen faster, but some scenes were added even to the movie, such as the fight between Daniel and Mark. Unlike the movie, Bridget wasn't under the impression that Mark stole Daniel's fiance as happened in the movie. I was trying to figure out why this difference, but I guess it made a strong case for the dislike between the two guys very obvious. So even though the movie wasn't true to the book on a few issues, and there were some scenes in the movie that never occurred in the book, I still like them both equally. Besides, seeing the movie first, and picturing Hugh Grant (YUMMY!) in my mind whenever there was talk of Daniel, well I kinda liked that.

As I was reading, I found myself continually pointing out all the things Bridget was doing wrong with regards to dieting, time management, and so on... all the things she kept saying she was going to work on. For instance, she'd often count calories without any consideration for the food content itself. She's very disorganized and though the author claims that the reader will often think they see themselves in Bridget, I didn't find this to be the case at all with me. Instead, I found myself thinking of her as an unenlightened soul, whom as a friend, I wanted desperately to help to set her on the right path by pointing out to her all the little things she's doing wrong. LOL

This book was a very quick read. I got it read pretty much over a long weekend, even though we had friends from out of town staying at our house. It was just that easy to read in bed and not want to put down. :) I'm looking forward to the 2nd book in this series, which I should have soon.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Well written story with wry humor. The book is MUCH better than the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 335 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Having never seen the movie I thought I would enjoy the book, but couldn't get into it at all. I kept hoping for it to get better, for Bridget to stop wallowing in alcohol, low self esteem and food, to GET A LIFE! But she never did. The whole thing left me feeling rather flat.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 193 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Such a funny story. I read the book long before the movie came out. The movie didn't do it justice.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I didn't like this book as much as I liked its sequel. I thought it was a little choppy and I got really tired of hearing how fat Bridget thinks she is when in actuality she is not fat at all. It is laugh out loud funny in places and is worth a read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
"I'm a forty-something, 20-odd year married male with absolutely no connection to Bridget Jones or any of the characters in this book, and still I find it a hoot. I just love the witty phrasing and preposterous, although for many, I'm sure, realistic, situations Bridget finds herself in.

My wife and I saw the movie recently, and also the follow-up, and had to get the books, too. The storyline is basically the same, but there are many deviances from the movie, enough so that the book feels perfectly fresh and unspoiled.

If you just enjoy witty twists on the English language, you'll probably have fun with this book regardless of what you may think of the plot-line and structure. I'm certain though, that people who live a life similar to Bridget's will have even more fun reading her diary."
- W.G.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Lots of fun. Don't worry if you've already seen the movie; there's some different plot lines in the book.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book was funny and made me feel better about my petty problems. For once I'm not the only one dealing with appearance issues. Very motivating!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Oh gosh.
I'm not Bridget Jones yet, but then I'm only twenty-one. That said, I have no doubt that I will be her in five years or less. She's funny but she isn't quite witty, she longs for fun but can never get things to work as she planned (dinner party disasters? I am SO there!) and fat. Oh, the fat. I obsess about it as much as she does; luckily my wobbly bits haven't had a chance to balloon out of control but I put so little effort into maintenance but I'm certain that I will soon aggressively calorie count, measure body parts, and worry over my lack of exercise while consuming cream puffs.
Thank goodness my mother hasn't lost all her marbles for a Portuguese sex god.
Yet.

The book's funny and realistic; I am v. tempted to begin keeping of diary again. I didn't expect it to be so fun, really - I just wanted to check it out because the movie was so popular. But it was really, really enjoyable, a great explorationn of the neurotic thirtysomething. Gotta say, Bridget's a lot more fun than Carrie Bradshaw.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 161 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Really great fast read. I saw the movies first and loved them. The book and movie are different but not in a bad way. I like the book better in some ways and the movie better in some ways. Highly recommended!!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Fun, enjoyable, ultimately forgettable.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Very entertaining, although I read the book before the movie, and didn't find Bridget very endearing. Then I watched the movie, and liked the book better!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 379 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Good fun. Loved it.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I watched the movie first and then decided to read the book. The 2 are very similar, but reading the book just makes you laugh hysterically even more so than the movie. It gets into her mind and personality even more than the movie! Funny book!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 80 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Pithy and timely, Bridget Jones is the modern Everywoman who is wading through the frogs to find her prince. Hilarious.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 80 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
LOVED it. of course it's totally drivel, but if something makes you laugh, it's worthy, in my opinion.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
Helpful Score: 2
Fast-moving, funny chick lit choice. Better than the movie, if you have seen that. Many laugh-out-loud moments from the dry British wit. Not too believable, but who wants that from this genre?
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Oh my God!!! Read this book. This is laugh out loud funny. The movie was good, the book is fabulous.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 250 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The one that started the whole "I'm single and miserable but I win in the end" genre of chick lit, and still the best. Easy to read, with an updated telling of "Pride and Prejudice" (the male love interest is even blessed with the surname Darcy!), this book is at times howl out loud funny. The movie stunk compared to the book, though I've heard that Helen Fielding had Colin Firth in mind when she wrote Darcy's dialogue for the book.

Anyway, yes, it's vacuous and shallow, but it's still a really fun read, even for a smug married like me.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very good read! Enjoyed very much.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Comical and enjoyable.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I've never laughed so hard as I did during Helen Fielding's brilliant take on society, single women, married women, men and embarrassing mums. I am convinced that "Bridget Jones's Diary" is the perfect post-modern riposte to the nineteenth century "Pride and Prejudice."

I don't know how anyone could come out of this not loving Bridget. And Mark Darcy. And Shaz and Jude and Tom, but of course loathing Daniel and the irrepressible Pam Jones.

I read this book long before seeing the movie and I am so glad. The movie was just...okay. But the book was impossible to put down.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 287 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I was a bit disappointed in this book. Not quite as good as I had expected it to be. I don't know that I really liked Bridget all that much and in a diary format, you need to like the character to like the book. I did like the movie quite a bit so since I saw it first perhaps that spoiled the book for me.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very few books make me laugh out loud, but this one did. I love Bridget. She is honest and goofy and hilarious. Although I enjoyed the movie it did not do the book justice. I also enjoyed the use of British slang as it added to the charm of this novel.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 87 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What single girl can't relate to Bridget Jones, with her obsessive worrying over her size, diet, drinking habits, and boyfriend status? This is one I pick up and re-read from time to time, just to have a laugh. Her mother is impossible, her friends infectious, and her boss dreadful. A quick, easy, and entertaining "chick book." Like it a lot.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Made me laugh out loud!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
Helpful Score: 1
This was just like the movie. It was a fun quick read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
"Bridget Jones is a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could: lose 7 pounds, stop smoking, and develop Inner Poise."

This book charts an entire year of Bridget's life.. it is cleverly written and quite funny. I would recommend it.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Bridget is so real that she could easily be one of my friends. This is by far my favorite chick lit book.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful! I think I should have been British. Dry humor and sparkling wit make this one of the funniest books I've ever read. Now to rent the movies.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 307 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The story is a little childish and I'd hate to believe 30-something women actually behave like this but it is fun to listen to. Contains some hilarious moments and others where you want to shout "grow up" at the CD player! IF you liked the book or the film, you'll enjoy the CD version. And if you haven't yet read the book or seen the film but just have a long boring commute, then this is perfect to make the trip seems faster.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 69 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Loved the movie, loved the book.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
Helpful Score: 1
funny stuff
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 73 more book reviews
Great fun!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 33 more book reviews
Chick novel, very entertaining.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 22 more book reviews
The book that started it all.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 6 more book reviews
Very Funny!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 255 more book reviews
A dazzling urban satire of modern human relations? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something? Bridget Jones is everyone's favourite Londoner.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 14 more book reviews
This is over 15 years old, but still enjoyed reading it very much. Helen Fielding writes with such wit. With a daughter who didn't get married until she was 40 (wedding was this summer), it was a very poignant story about what it is like to be in your 30's and single. Now that she is happily married, I am recommending that she read it.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 8 more book reviews
Who doesn't love Bridget?? The book is much better than the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 48 more book reviews
Super cute and witty! A fun read to remind women we are all a little dysfunctional!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 2 more book reviews
Never laughed so hard while reading a book before!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 109 more book reviews
Bridget is a 30+ singleton living in London, employed in a dead-end job, drooling over her boss and unable to loose weight despite counting calories of every morsel she eats. The analyzes every move and every breath of her prospective love interests and dissects them over drinks with her three faithful friends. Will she see that Mr. Darcy, top notch barrister, is the man for her despite being too busy dwelling on his hideous Christmas sweater? To find out we'll have to read her diary.

This is an incredibly funny book, unabashedly chick-lit and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to relax, unwind and develop some laugh lines. One can't help but sympathize with and root for Bridget, who is so self-analytical that she can't see past her doubts and the pile of self-help books and is adorable despite all her little quirks. She's a total klutz and it's amazing how she's managing to live on her own and keep a job and if she succeeds it is inevitably by stumbling into it rather than working for it. Now if only she would remember that Mr. Darcy isn't a subject of one of her men-are-from-mars books but a real man, who actually loves her, just the way she is!

Read my other reviews at bibliophilescorner.blogspot.com
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 39 more book reviews
Hilarious look at life of "singleton" in Britain. Echoing "Pride and Prejudice" in a modern way, it is a very enjoyable read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 18 more book reviews
If you have not yet read this modern-day classic, I highly recommend it. Bridgette is fun, funny, and fun-loving. And don't assume you know the story because you saw the movie; the book is great!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 5 more book reviews
Funny, light read. (v.g.)
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 6 more book reviews
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down, and ended up reading it in one day. Would recommend this book to anyone!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 15 more book reviews
I love the movie but didn't care for the book. It took me a year to get through it. It has cute moments (like the Colin Firth / Pride and Prejudice references), but all of my favorite parts from the movie weren't in the book. So, if you love the movie like me, you might be disappointed in the novel.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 17 more book reviews
Although I liked the second book, this one was excellent.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 7 more book reviews
One of my favorites - perfect for any "lonely" female : )
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 2 more book reviews
This is an entertaining funny book.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 39 more book reviews
Well, the movie was funnny, but I almost always enjoy the books a bit more...........
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 8 more book reviews
The quintessential Chic-Lit. With British humour to boot! I had a girlfriend who was having a bad day and loaned this to her to get her spirits back up. She didn't want to give it back so I had to get another copy from this site.

This Diary is brilliant! Simply, bloody Brilliant! This book was a riot from beginning to end and far superior to the movie (which was funny, but not nearly so). Bridget is EVERY girl surviving in Singletown! Quite certain that she's fabulous if only the world would go her way once in a while.
I love that this is a modern retelling of the classic Pride and Prejudice. Same sexy, haughty, irresistable Mr. Darcy. And ooooh, does Daniel make the naughtiest rogue!!! I was giggling through every page. As Bridget would say: v,v,v funny.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
Just a fantastic book. Funny. I read it in a day... just couldn't put it down. I loved the movie that was adapted from this book too. I thought the writing-in of Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, then to have them to appear as the main charachters of the movie was brilliant. You will not be disappointed reading this book. Hurrah for the Singletons!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 6 more book reviews
I've never seen the movie version of this book, but I appreciate Helen Fielding's attempts at comedy by creating a female character so flawed and jinxed, that it's impossible not to fall in love with her. I found it fun, hilarious, fresh, charming and a great read. Bridget Jones sees life from such an interesting point of view. She is crazed, loony and neurotic, yet at the same time she is like so many of us. She makes promises to herself to better her life, but usually gets distracted by someone or something else along the way. You can't help but laugh at the misfortunes and misadventures of her life. Highly recommended!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 72 more book reviews
I just loved this, thought it was hysterically funny!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 21 more book reviews
A must-read for all Chick-Lit lovers! Bridget Jones is every woman at her worst...and occasionally her best!! =)
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 10 more book reviews
Not exactly like the movie (they never are). Enjoyable read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 31 more book reviews
An absolutely hilarious book. I already have another copy and I certainly don't need too. The book is funnier than the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 70 more book reviews
Laugh-out-loud hilarious novel that will capture your heart from the beginning. Go Bridget!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 18 more book reviews
Hilarious!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 54 more book reviews
As much fun as the movie
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 2 more book reviews
This book is an easy and light hearted read. It will definitely make you laugh.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 8 more book reviews
Very funny read. I've read both Bridget Jones books and seen the movies. All are great and hilarious. It's also a very easy and quick read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 81 more book reviews
Not my type of book, couldn't get into it enough to finish it, but it is funny for the most part.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
So much better than the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 46 more book reviews
Hilarious. Haven't seen the movie yet, so can't compare. Enjoyed book immensely though!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
I enjoyed the movie much better than the book, but it is still good!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 14 more book reviews
A very funny "chick lit" book. Great for a long plane ride or a day at the beach!!!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 6 more book reviews
I loved this book, it was hilarious. It had me giggling in my seat and I would reccomend it to anyone.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 18 more book reviews
The book that spawned the movie of the same title.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 33 more book reviews
I loved this book!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 14 more book reviews
One of my favorite "chick lit" books ever! Just already have it in hardback so am getting rid of one! If you haven't read this or if you've seen the movie so you think you don't need to do both, trust me you do! It's loads better than than the movie and I love the movie!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
Book one of the Bridget Jones series. I enjoyed this book as much as I did the movie. It was a fun easy read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 95 more book reviews
Chic-lit supreme! So funny. I think most women would love to have a friend like Bridget.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 6 more book reviews
While I loved the movie, the book was a little harder to digest. Bridget's desperation was a little much for me. (Usually, I love the book and am disappointed by the movie.) However, a good friend thought the book was excellent (and enjoyed the movie as well)!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
Meet Bridget Jones - a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could: 1) lose 7 pounds, 2) stop smoking, 3) develop Inner Poise.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 12 more book reviews
So funny and original! great romantic comedy
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 15 more book reviews
I love Bridget! Super book, way better than the movie!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 5 more book reviews
hilarious
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 3 more book reviews
Absolutely hilarious modern version of Pride & Prejudice. Haven't watched the movie, but loved the book.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 18 more book reviews
I'm sure everyone who'd even consider reading this one knows exactly what the story's about, so no sense wasting space explaining that. I will just say this: if your only experience with Bridget is the (excellent) movie, be prepared for a few shockers. The mother is a real piece of work, and if you thought she was bad in the flick, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 134 more book reviews
Just as hysterical as the movie!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 67 more book reviews
Loved it better than the movie as the movie always leaves out alot.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 15 more book reviews
Hilarious book! I couldn't put it down and if you're like most American women, you will easily relate to Bridget Jones.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 18 more book reviews
I loved this book. From the New Years resolutions that get broken, the daily weigh-ins, the cigarette counts and all the other wacky things that happen to Bridget Jones in a year. It was a very funny, light read. The only thing that had me wondering is how can 130 pounds be considered fat?
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 66 more book reviews
Enjoyed this book very much. It is different than the movie version (duh) and actually funnier.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 104 more book reviews
Very fun and funny book to read!! Loved it!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 17 more book reviews
Excellent book, very funny. Both books much better than the movies
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 9 more book reviews
Funny, fast read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 4 more book reviews
Funny book! I read this before I had even seen the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 7 more book reviews
Hilarious,especially for the single gal. I think every woman can realte to Bridget Jones.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 11 more book reviews
This book, along with the movie, are great!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 38 more book reviews
Loved it!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 3 more book reviews
I loved this book.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 2 more book reviews
Very funny, better than the movie! worth the read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 4 more book reviews
This book is hilarious...you can totaly relate to Bridget and the agony she feels over her love life, job and family. These feelings are truely universal.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 54 more book reviews
Loved this book about self-revelation and the journey of life. Funny and self-deprecating, I was excited to hear that a movie was coming out based on this book.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 16 more book reviews
Funny stuff and a quick read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 30 more book reviews
An amusing light read. I read this at the beach on vacation and it was perfect for that.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 26 more book reviews
hysterical!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 113 more book reviews
From the back cover:

"Bridget Jones's Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of Bridget's permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement -- a year in which she 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.

"Over the course of the year, Bridget loses a total of 72 pounds but gains a total of 74. She remains, however, optimistic. Through it all, Bridget will have you helpless with laughter, and -- like millions of readers the world round -- you'll find yourself shouting, 'Bridget Jones is me!'"
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 11 more book reviews
The national best seller that was made into a movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 27 more book reviews
Laugh out loud! Loved it!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 93 more book reviews
Very funny and cute. My first jump into chick-lit!!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 31 more book reviews
Over-rated.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 11 more book reviews
this book is such a scream, a very good beach read. Bridget is much more likeable in book form than in the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 9 more book reviews
I was pleasantly surprised by how clever this book was. I really enjoyed it.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 149 more book reviews
This was my first foray into the "Chick Lit" genre. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did - just fun...and there's nothing wrong with that!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 4 more book reviews
cute - easy read - funny reminder of relationship issues and daily weight struggles
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 17 more book reviews
This book is so funny! I found myself laughing out loud all the way through it. I have a long commute and it made it much more enjoyable. I highly recommend this lighthearted tale.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 85 more book reviews
almost exactly like the movie. so if you didn't like the flick...
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 608 more book reviews
In the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and "Fat units 3457 (approx.) (hideous in every way)." In 365 days, she gains 74 pounds. On the other hand, she loses 72! There is also the unspoken New Year's resolution--the quest for the right man. Alas, here Bridget goes severely off course when she has an affair with her charming cad of a boss. But who would be without their e-mail flirtation focused on a short black skirt? The boss even contends that it is so short as to be nonexistent.
At the beginning of Helen Fielding's exceptionally funny second novel, the thirtyish publishing puffette is suffering from postholiday stress syndrome but determined to find Inner Peace and poise. Bridget will, for instance, "get up straight away when wake up in mornings." Now if only she can survive the party her mother has tricked her into--a suburban fest full of "Smug Marrieds" professing concern for her and her fellow "Singletons"--she'll have made a good start. As far as she's concerned, "We wouldn't rush up to them and roar, 'How's your marriage going? Still having sex?'"

This is only the first of many disgraces Bridget will suffer in her year of performance anxiety (at work and at play, though less often in bed) and living through other people's "emotional fuckwittage." Her twin-set-wearing suburban mother, for instance, suddenly becomes a chat-show hostess and unrepentant adulteress, while our heroine herself spends half the time overdosing on Chardonnay and feeling like "a tragic freak." Bridget Jones's Diary began as a column in the London Independent and struck a chord with readers of all sexes and sizes. In strokes simultaneously broad and subtle, Helen Fielding reveals the lighter side of despair, self-doubt, and obsession, and also satirizes everything from self-help books (they don't sound half as sensible to Bridget when she's sober) to feng shui, Cosmopolitan-style. She is the Nancy Mitford of the 1990s, and it's impossible not to root for her endearing heroine. On the other hand, one can only hope that Bridget will continue to screw up and tell us all about it for years and books to come.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 19 more book reviews
Very entertaining. Not what I expected from the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 74 more book reviews
A glimpse inside of Bridget's head is always a treat.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 149 more book reviews
Funny, ingenuous - makes you really like Bridget, despite her shortcoming. A really fun read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 35 more book reviews
I LOVE this book, and it's sequel. Two of the funniest books you will ever read!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 18 more book reviews
Who doesn't know how awkward Bridget Jones feels and who can't relate? A great audiotape for the any woman!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 225 more book reviews
Entertaining British romantic comedy, really funny.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 45 more book reviews
Hilarious...If you liked the movie, try the book
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 153 more book reviews
I was kind of disappointed, to be honest. With all the press on it, I expected it to be better than it was. I mean, it was okay, but not great, imo. I'm now reading the sequal and already I can see it's going to be better than the original.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 12 more book reviews
In the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and "Fat units 3457 (approx.) (hideous in every way)." In 365 days, she gains 74 pounds. On the other hand, she loses 72! There is also the unspoken New Year's resolution--the quest for the right man. Alas, here Bridget goes severely off course when she has an affair with her charming cad of a boss. But who would be without their e-mail flirtation focused on a short black skirt? The boss even contends that it is so short as to be nonexistent.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 37 more book reviews
I had a difficult time getting into this book and past most of the British terms. I don't like a book where I have to stop and think about what they are trying to tell me every few sentences. I liked the movie much better.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
I love books in diary form. Read this a while ago. Very funny.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 15 more book reviews
This book was better than the movie. I really enjoyed reading the "diary" though it did take a little getting used to. Parts were quite hilarious and at other times you cringed with Bridget.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 39 more book reviews
I've never seen the movie version of this, so I was really looking forward to enjoying the book. Jones is such a chaotic, immature thirtysomething that I had a really hard time feeling sympathy or joy for her various situations, and her mother is insufferable; it felt more like reading a psychological profile than an enjoyable piece of fiction. Two stars for clear writing and a few chuckles, but overall I wouldn't recommend.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 85 more book reviews
not as good as the first one - gets a little bogged down in the middle with Bridget's stupidity and reliance on her equally stupid friends. liked the ending though.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
The book was funny, but a bit tedious. I got tired of reading about her weight and ciggie counts. Overall enjoyed watching this as a movie more than reading the book. That's rare! But the funny parts made it worthwhile as well as the Darcy romance.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 5 more book reviews
Well I suppose if you're searching for this book then you probably already know what it's about. It's a good book and it's a lot better than the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 3 more book reviews
Has movie tie-in cover w/ Renee Zellweger.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 101 more book reviews
Absolutely hysterical!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 37 more book reviews
Please Note:
THIS IS NOT A CASSETTE! It is stated here incorrectly as both a paperback and a cassette.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 73 more book reviews
I love this. Totally hilarous!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
LOVED THIS BOOK! Hilarious and painfully true!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 366 more book reviews
This is a funny book, and definately "chick lit."
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 17 more book reviews
Very funny!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 7 more book reviews
Awesome, hilarious read. I guarantee you won't be able to put it down. Also check out the sequel - Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason. Love 'em both.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 29 more book reviews
Bridget is every woman. Love the book and can see why the move really worked.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 92 more book reviews
This is a great book, read it multiple times and it still funny!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 3 more book reviews
A fun read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 367 more book reviews
This is THE book that started the Chick Lit revolution. Although I love British humor, I couldn't get into this book. I started it three times on different occasions and just couldn't get past page 50. I found Bridget to be a bit self-absorbed but I guess that's the whole point. Good thing it was in diary form. Any other way would've been wrong.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 4 more book reviews
A totally FUN read!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 8 more book reviews
Funny, quick read! :)
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 13 more book reviews
Super funny - much better than the movie
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 336 more book reviews
Funny???? - Its hilarious!!!

I kept seeing myself in there - so it kept hitting home - and I'm a guy! We all have these problems sometime or another, see how they can be handled (or not!). Fast read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
this was laugh out loud hysterical. A quick funny read....
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 55 more book reviews
A very good read.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 5 more book reviews
laugh out loud funny
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 272 more book reviews
Loved this book. It really is funny and very true to life.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 31 more book reviews
Cute book...funny in a very British kind of way.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 47 more book reviews
Loved it!!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 51 more book reviews
A must read for every woman. I laughed through the entire book.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 16 more book reviews
Kind of got boring. Seemed like she talked about the same thing over and over and didn't have a very exciting ending. Maybe I felt this way because I saw the movie first?
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 36 more book reviews
Surprisingly, I liked the movie more than the book.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 13 more book reviews
Entertaining short read!!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 5 more book reviews
Very entertaining. Starts off just like the movie & I couldn't help but hear Renee Z.'s voice when I read it.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 17 more book reviews
A lot better than the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 56 more book reviews
You have to read this!!! Loved it!
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
This is the book that started the phenom of "Chick Lit" for me. Hilarious.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 4 more book reviews
Classic.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
A chick lit classic.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 13 more book reviews
Not a bad book, just not high on my list
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
Wonderfully hilarious! Much better than the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 7 more book reviews
Never read it ... hear it was good.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on + 24 more book reviews
Honestly, I never read it. I got it on sale when it first came out and just am not interested in keeping it.
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
A funny and inspiring story about a thirty-something, singleton who has lots of adventures and bad luck with the men...until one enchanting day....
reviewed Bridget Jones' Diary (Film Tie-in) on
ISBN: 0670880728 is a soft cover, ALK paper copy rather than the hardback binding that PBS lists. Verified ISBN via http://isbndb.com/