Review: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

bridgetBridget Jones’s Diary (Bridget Jones #1) by Helen Fielding

Details: Paperback, 271 pages
Published: June 1st 1999 by Penguin Books (first published October 25th 1996)
Source: My Mom got it for me.
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 3 stars

Summary: Meet Bridget Jones—a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could:
a. lose 7 pounds
b. stop smoking
c. 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 2 (better, but nevertheless useless)…”

Bridget Jones’ Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of Bridget’s permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement — a year in which she 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.

Over the course of the year, Bridget loses a total of 72 pounds but gains a total of 74. She remains, however, optimistic. Through it all, Bridget will have you helpless with laughter, and — like millions of readers the world round — you’ll find yourself shouting, “Bridget Jones is me!”

Review: I have been wanting to read this book for a very long time. Ever since the movie came out. Even though I enjoyed the movie, I wasn’t sure I would like the book. I have no idea why I thought that. So when I recieved this book as a gift from my Mom I picked it right up and started reading it.

I was surprised that I enjoyed it but at the same time I expected it to be funnier. I’m glad I read it and maybe someday I will even read book two, The Edge of Reason.

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