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

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

b Meet Bridget Jones b a something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could br blockquote a lose pounds br b stop smoking br c develop Inner Poise blockquote br lbs how is it possible to put on pounds in the middle of the night Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier Repulsive horrifying notion alcohol units excellent cigarettes poor but will give up totally tomorrow number of correct lottery numbers better but nevertheless useless br br i Bridget Jones Diary i 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 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 br br Over the course of the year Bridget loses a total of pounds but gains a total of 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

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Bridget Jones, #2)

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Bridget Jones, #2) Description:

Lurching from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the blissed out shores of Thailand Bridget Jones searches for The Truth in spite of pathetically unevolved men insane dating theories and Smug Married advice I m just calling to say in the potty In the potty Well do it in Daddy s hand then 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 self help protective custody and a lightly chilled Chardonnay

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3)

Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3) Description:

Bridget Jones is back br br Great comic writers are as rare as hen s teeth And Helen is one of a very select band who have created a character of whom the very thought makes you smile i Bridget Jones Diary i charting the life of a something singleton in London in the s was a huge international bestseller published in countries and selling over million copies worldwide Its sequel i Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason i published soon after was also a major international bestseller Both were made into films starring Ren e Zellweger Hugh Grant and Colin Firth br br Set in the present the new novel will explore a different phase in Bridget s life with an entirely new scenario As Helen Fielding has said If people laugh as much reading it as I am while writing it then we ll all be very happy

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination Description:

Move over a stunning sexy and decidedly female new player has entered the world of international espionage armed with her own pocket survival kit her Rules for Living her infamous overactive imagination and a very special underwire bra How could a girl not be drawn to the alluring powerful Pierre Ferramo he of the hooded eyes impeccable taste unimaginable wealth exotic international homes and dubious French accent Could Ferramo really be a major terrorist bent on the Western world s destruction hiding behind a smoke screen of fine wines yachts and actresses slash models Or is it all just a product of Olivia Joules s overactive imagination

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Description:

In the course of the year recorded in i Bridget Jones s Diary i Bridget confides her hopes her dreams and her monstrously fluctuating poundage not to mention her consumption of cigarettes and Fat units approx hideous in every way In days she gains pounds On the other hand she loses There is also the unspoken New Year s resolution the quest for the right man Alas here Bridget goes severely off course when she has an affair with her charming cad of a boss But who would be without their e mail flirtation focused on a short black skirt The boss even contends that it is so short as to be nonexistent p At the beginning of Helen Fielding s exceptionally funny second novel the thirtyish publishing puffette is suffering from postholiday stress syndrome but determined to find Inner Peace and poise Bridget i will i for instance get up straight away when wake up in mornings Now if only she can survive the party her mother has tricked her into a suburban fest full of Smug Marrieds professing concern for her and her fellow Singletons she ll have made a good start As far as she s concerned We wouldn t rush up to them and roar How s your marriage going Still having sex p p This is only the first of many disgraces Bridget will suffer in her year of performance anxiety at work and at play though less often in bed and living through other people s emotional fuckwittage Her twin set wearing suburban mother for instance suddenly becomes a chat show hostess and unrepentant adulteress while our heroine herself spends half the time overdosing on Chardonnay and feeling like a tragic freak i Bridget Jones s Diary i began as a column in the London i Independent i and struck a chord with readers of all sexes and sizes In strokes simultaneously broad and subtle Helen Fielding reveals the lighter side of despair self doubt and obsession and also satirizes everything from self help books they don t sound half as sensible to Bridget when she s sober to feng shui i Cosmopolitan i style She is the Nancy Mitford of the s and it s impossible not to root for her endearing heroine On the other hand one can only hope that Bridget will continue to screw up and tell us all about it for years and books to come i Kerry Fried i p

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Cause Celeb

Cause Celeb Description:

Available for the first time in the United States i Cause Celeb i is the hilarious debut novel by British literary sensation Helen Fielding With the same wit and candor that shot a href http cart barnesandnoble com booksearch isbninquiry asp isbn X rel nofollow i Bridget Jones s Diary i a and a href http cart barnesandnoble com booksearch isbninquiry asp isbn rel nofollow i Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason i a to the top of bestseller lists and forever altered the vocabulary of dating Fielding executes a remarkable spoof on the altruistic endeavors of commoners and celebrities alike as they unite to combat the horror of famine and neglect in Africa Populated by larger than life characters from London s West End and the unsung heroes toiling anonymously on the Continent i Cause Celeb i is a cunning and poignant tale that discloses the romantic underpinnings of life and love in the st century br p br Rosie Richardson a frothy young woman trapped in the cauldron of the publishing world finds herself involved in a dysfunctional relationship with TV personality Oliver Marchant a Teflon coated Romeo who slips in and out of her life with greater frequency than she d like Disenchanted with their glamorous lifestyle Rosie packs her bags and quite literally heads for the hills embarking on a personal odyssey through the majestic deserts of Africa to the fictional state of Nambula where each day s sunrise brings a daunting challenge br p p br Upon arrival in the sparse refugee camp Rosie immediately gets a sense of just how eccentric some of her new neighbors are Muhammed a local go between with a flair for melodrama the burly Irish doctor O Rourke and two seasoned nurses are all catalysts for the story who keep spirits alive and send emotions on a roller coaster ride When a carpet of locusts wreaks havoc among vestiges of the season s last crops disease and starvation become a palpable threat that plagues the proud refugees of Nambula with fear br p p br But stubborn government regimes turn a blind eye to the dangers facing the village the relief workers pleas for food and assistance are ignored and fever and calamity run rampant forcing Rosie to return to London and enlist the help of her former lover and the motley crew of friends they once shared In a final inspired act of desperation the former publicity flak miraculously pulls off an international appeal with results that far surpass anything she had imagined br p p br With a winning combination of pathos and humor Fielding suggests that the real voyage of discovery is not simply in the quest for new landscapes but in having new eyes to view them with Ultimately Rosie does find the peace of mind and passion she so desperately sought and the success of her cause adds substance to her life and a depth to her character she had never suspected Like the Bridget Jones novels i Cause Celeb i is an easy enjoyable read But despite its seeming frivolity the book paints an insightful and sanguine portrait of modern day philanthropy It s just that in the world according to Helen Fielding even saving lives can be cause for merriment br p p br i Lauren Foster i p

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries (Bridget Jones, #4)

Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries (Bridget Jones, #4) Description:

b Bridget Jones beloved Singleton and global phenomenon is back with a bump in i Bridget Jones s Baby The Diaries i b br P M i Realize there have been so many times in my life when have fantasized about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel just not both at the same time i br Before motherhood before marriage Bridget with biological clock ticking very very loudly finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour a joyful pregnancy which is dominated however by a crucial but terribly awkward question who is the father Mark Darcy honourable decent notable human rights lawyer Or Daniel Cleaver charming witty notable fuckwit br PM i It s like they re two halves of the perfect man who ll spend the rest of their lives each wanting to outdo the other one And now it s all enacting itself in my stomach i br In this gloriously funny touching story of baby deadline panic maternal bliss and social professional technological culinary and childbirth chaos Bridget Jones global phenomenon and the world s favorite Singleton is back with a bump

Rating: 3.35 out of 5

Bridget Jones's Guide to Life

Bridget Jones's Guide to Life Description:

She ll help you get your life in order She ll help you get your home in order Or she ll at least help you place a take out order br p br Cuisine is not merely a question of ordering a pizza no Many factors come into play including finding the pizza menu decision making and obtaining a clean knife with which to cut it br p p br How true this is of all life br p p br In this elegant and practical handbook Bridget Jones the intrepid thirty something Singleton on a permanent but doomed quest for self improvement offers a road to perfection in the fields of cooking streamlined inner thighs and poise spiritual and romantic nirvana accounting an understanding of Feng Shui what men think they might feel they want and creating a fragrant home She s read the self help books all of them And committed most of them to memory Now Bridget breaks out on her own to give readers the benefit benefit of her rich experience p

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Bridget Jones's Diary: The First Columns

Bridget Jones's Diary: The First Columns Description:

From Author br br I always stuck all the columns in a series of large hardback scrapbooks I found them again recently It was funny to read the first ones after all this time and remember how nervous I felt writing them I didn t let anyone except the section editor know it was me All the journalists on my desk were frightfully serious and writing about New Labour and global warming I didn t want them to know that I was writing about why it takes three hours between waking up in the morning and leaving the house br br I feel rather more confident about them now And it s good to be starting the column again back at The Independent where it all began before all the fuss I hope you enjoy reading the originals but please do remember they are the diary of an exaggerated comic fictional character It wasn t me who drank all the alcohol units and shagged all the f wits It was Bridget Jones Obviously

Rating: 3.35 out of 5

New Beginnings

New Beginnings Description:

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Rating: 3.54 out of 5