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Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, Bk 1)
Bridget Jones's Diary - Bridget Jones, Bk 1 Author:Helen Fielding Here is the compulsively readable, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of her permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement -- a year in which she resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1½ inches, visit the gym three times a week not merely to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and not... more » fall for any of the following: misogynists, megalomaniacs, people with girlfriends or wives, alcoholics, workaholics, chauvinists, or perverts. 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. Caught between her Singleton friends (who are all convinced they will end up dying alone and found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian), the Smug-Marrieds (whose dinner parties offer ever-new opportunities for humiliation), and crazed parental attempts to marry her off to a rich divorcé in a diamond-patterned sweater, Bridget struggles to keep her life on an even keel -- or at least afloat. Whenever her plans meet with disaster, as they invariably do, she manages to pick herself up, go out on the town, and tell herself it will be all right in the morning, when life will definitely be different this time and totally alcohol, calorie-free.« less