Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)

Meet Bridget Jones—a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could:a. lose 7 poundsb. stop smokingc. develop Inner Poise"123 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds in the middle of the night? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier? Repulsive, horrifying notion), alcohol units 4 (excellent), cigarettes 21 (poor but will give up totally tomorrow), number of correct lottery numbers ...


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TitleBridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
ISBN9780140280098
Author
Release DateJun 1st, 1999
PublisherPenguin Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Romance, Humor, Contemporary
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Reviews Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2016-01-13
    Prepare yourselves, it's about to get personal up in here.So, I've never seen the movie of Bridget Jones's Diary, so I thought I would read the highly acclaimed book before doing so and, to my great surprise, I ended up hating almost everything about it. I 100% understand why people like it - it's funny and relatable and reminiscent of the great decade that was the 90's, but because of a purely personal problem, this book made me feel like garbag...
  • Jessica
    2007-10-23
    I didn't enjoy this book in an ironic way, or in a it's-good-even-though-, or I-can't-believe-I-do-but-I-perversely-can't-help-it or any other angled, roundabout, halfway indirect from behind kind of way.... No. I sat on my couch and wolfed this thing down in one sitting while laughing my ass off.I read it last spring when I decided I was curious about what "chick-lit" was, so that I could form an opinion and generally improve my likelihood of pa...
  • Shriya
    2011-04-28
    Let's review this book the Bridget way! Reading goal for 2011: 35 books (not bad)Books actually read: 38(v.g.) No. of chick-lits supposed to be read in a year: 1 (fair)No. of chick-lits actually read: 2 (including Bridget Jones's Diary ) But wait a second! Who can call Bridget Jones's Diary a chick-lit? That would be an insult to such a master-piece! No, Bridget is no wannabe chick-lit heroine and this book is certainly no trashy best-seller...
  • Annalisa
    2010-11-04
    I'm torn as to how to rate this. On the one hand, Fielding nails the humor. Humor is very hard to capture in literature and I often found myself smiling or chuckling. But when I wasn't, I was exasperated with Bridget Jones. Fielding nails her too. Why do women insist on being proud of being so... shallow? Idiotic, blind about themselves and their lives, and obsessed with all the wrong things in life? I didn't sympathize with Bridget at all, nor d...
  • Manny
    2009-01-01
    Get up and make sensible plan. Will work hard on journal paper during day, then go for well-earned picnic at open-air movie theatre. Tonight's movie Bridget Jones's Diary (v. good). Make salmon florentine for picnic, will eat half there and save rest for tomorrow. Feel v. organized.Hard to concentrate thoughts on journal paper. After lunch go back to bed, need to recover energy. Wake up again mid-afternoon. Decide to postpone working on paper unt...
  • Joey Woolfardis
    2017-01-19
    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003.Let me introduce you to the Béchamel Test. No, not the Bechdel Test, that's different. And not the sauce, either.The Béchamel Test is a very simply checklist to see if you should read a book or simply set fire to it. Here's how it works:1.) Is There A Gay Best Friend?2.) Are There Moments When The Main Character Would, If The Book Was Set In The Cur...
  • Yulia
    2007-07-16
    This certainly wasn't a novel but, what's worse, it wasn't even a credible diary. Who records their mishaps while cooking and running late in their preparations? Perhaps if this were written in the phone-texting age, I could imagine someone constantly chronicling their every move, no matter how pressing the situation or how inane and empty the commentary, but as it is, this book serves as a frightening precursor to a new generation of books with ...
  • Kiki
    2013-05-06
    Gawd, this book was criminally hilarious. I sat in the doctor's office waiting room literally snorting into my Nine West handbag (there's something really metal about being a minimum wage worker who chooses to buy labels instead of food) as I cradled my Kobo in my lap, with Bridget Jones and her life of ridiculous shenanigans all over the black and white screen. Needless to say, the people I waited with were unimpressed. They are probably not the...
  • Suzanne
    2016-09-15
    Watched and loved the movie first, and that's what's stuck unfortunately. So I'd say this is 3.5 stars from me. Of course it would’ve been a different experience if I’d read it first, and I can totally see why the movie focused on Daniel the cad.. What would the movie have been without the fist fight in the snow?!The diary entries witty, the protagonist funny and cheeky. She's a ninny isn't she?! This is a fun book, a romp really, and all the...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2015-08-30
    Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1), Helen Fieldingعنوانها: عنوان: یادداشتهای روزانه یک زن؛ یادداشت های روزانه یک زن برژیت جونز؛ نویسنده: هلن فیلدینگ؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هفتم سپتامبر سال 2005 میلادیعنوان: یادداشتهای روزانه یک زن؛ نویسنده: هلن فیلدینگ؛ مترجم: ویدا قانو...