Bridget Jones

Bridget Jones

The Edge of Reason

By Helen Fielding

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140298475, 352pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2001

With another devastatingly hilarious, ridiculous, unnervingly accurate take on modern womanhood, Bridget Jones is back. (v.g.)

Monday 27 January

"7:15 a.m. Hurrah The wilderness years are over. For four weeks and five days now have been in functional relationship with adult male, thereby proving am not love pariah as recently feared."

Wednesday 5 March

"7:08 p.m. Am assured, receptive, responsive woman of substance. My sense of self comes not from other people but . . .from . . .myself? That can't be right."

Lurching from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the blissed-out shores of Thailand, everyone's favorite Singleton Bridget Jones begins her search for The Truth in spite of pathetically unevolved men, insane dating theories, and Smug Married advice. She experiences a zeitgeist-esque Spiritual Epiphany somewhere between the pages of How to Find the Love You Want Without Seeking It (can self-help books really help self?), protective custody, and a lightly chilled Chardonnay.

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

"One of the most enchanting heroines to ever overdraw her bank account." --USA Today
"Glorious . . . a sequel that outshines its predecessor." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Bridget Jones is a joy and comfort, and Helen Fielding is bloody great." --Mademoiselle