Bridget Jones's Diary

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Bridget Jones's Diary

By Helen Fielding

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140280098, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 1999

The #1 national bestseller by Helen Fielding, author of the new novel "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" (October 2013)"
Bridget Jones's Diary" is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton on a permanent doomed quest for self-improvement. Caught between the joys of Singleton fun, and the fear of dying alone and being found three weeks later half eaten by an Alsatian; tortured by Smug Married friends asking, "How's your love life?" with lascivious, yet patronizing leers, Bridget 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. With a blend of flighty charm, existential gloom, and endearing self-deprecation, "Bridget Jones's Diary" has touched a raw nerve with millions of readers the world round. Read it and laugh--before you cry, "Bridget Jones is me

About the Author
HELEN FIELDING is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has published articles on Irigaray, Heidegger, Nancy and Merleau-Ponty.

Praise For Bridget Jones's Diary

“Screamingly funny!”
USA Today

“Bridget Jones is channeling something so universal and (horrifyingly) familiar that readers will giggle and sigh with collective delight.”

“Fielding . . . has rummaged all too knowingly through the bedrooms, closets, hearts, and minds of women everywhere.”

“Hilarious and poignant.”
The Washington Post

“Bridget Jones’s diary has made her the best friend of hundreds of thousands of women.”
The New York Times

“A brilliant comic creation. Even men will laugh.”
Salman Rushdie