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Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary
Author: Helen Fielding
Thirtysomething and single, Bridget Jones undertakes an hilarious search for self-improvement, including a responsible relationship with an adult male. The reader will sigh, cry, and laugh out loud.
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ISBN-13: 9780140280098
ISBN-10: 014028009X
Publication Date: 5/24/1999
Pages: 271
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 713 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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.
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Helpful Score: 6
Well written story with wry humor. The book is MUCH better than the movie.
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Helpful Score: 5
Such a funny story. I read the book long before the movie came out. The movie didn't do it justice.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Super cute and witty! A fun read to remind women we are all a little dysfunctional!
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Never laughed so hard while reading a book before!

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