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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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.
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.
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.