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Bridget Jones's Diary Meet Bridget Jones—a 30 something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she coulda lose 7 poundsb stop smokingc develop Inner Poise123 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 uest for self improvement — a year in which she resolves to reduce the circumference of each thigh by 15 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 VCROver 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

10 thoughts on “Bridget Jones's Diary

  1. April (Aprilius Maximus) April (Aprilius Maximus) says:

    Prepare yourselves it's about to get personal up in hereSo 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 garbage and therefore made me absolutely loathe my reading experience Bridget is always writing down her weight and saying she's fat but the thing is it's not just herself saying this Friends family and other characters also call her fat throughout the novel and then I look at me who weighs over 15 kilos than Bridget and it honestly made me feel like crap I have already been struggling with confidence and self loathing because over the past couple of years I've put on 25 kilos due to changing medications for my mental health so this book honestly just made it worse Is this what people on the street think about me when I walk by? Do my friends and family secretly discuss how much weight I've put on behind my back? It honestly took me back to when members of my own family were making snide remarks about my weight or offering suggestions for how exercise and dieting could benefit me thinking they were helping when really it made it ten times worse I was 34 of the way through the book when I thought to myself has anything plot wise actually happened? Nope Just a bunch of damaging self hatred that triggered my own I get that a lot of people love the book and that's fine I totally get it but for me it ended up being a damaging and destructive novel that ended up being uite triggering for my depressionLet me know any thoughts you guys have on this book or any of the things I've discussedAround the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes 20 A book with a first name in the title

  2. Jessica Jessica says:

    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 offI 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 passing as a somewhat informed member of civilization This was not the only chick lit book I attempted I tried Bergdorf Blondes the first few pages of which made me want to stab my eyes out with a rusty fork; well maybe it made me want to stab someone else's eyes out Plum Sykes springs to mind but my point is that it wasn't just bad but actually highly disturbing Disturbing as in does not so much shake as demolish one's faith in humanity and makes one tremble in horror at the times we're evidently living in I also tried Good in Bed which wasn't upsetting but did seem pretty bad or at least definitely not for me I even flipped open a Shopaholic book which wasn't as awfully written as Bergdorf Blondes but did similarly make yearn for a grim Stalinist dystopia where this kind of trash just isn't permittedThen there was Bridget JonesNow my enjoyment of this book was not uncomplicated by this terrifying I am Cathy feeling that I'm now enough of a grownup to identify with a lovably neurotic character from fluffy popular women's fiction Because dear bookster identify I did Yes I had the 100% straightforward chick lit experience which I guess must be exactly this sense of recognizing your own ridiculously stereotypical feminine traits in a light novel's plucky heroine And seriously? That's exactly what happened to meCan I just explain that I'm supposed to be packing right now which is why this is getting so long and involved? I'm not really crazy I'm just procrastinating Also though I do want to tell you guys about Bridget Jones and how weirdly good it wasThere were a few things I didn't realize about BJ before I read this book One is she drinks too much The other is she smokes I know it sounds dumb but I think I would've felt differently knowing that instead of just that she struggles with food I'd sort of heard that a lot of it was about efforts to control her weight or whatever and this typical you know on again off again dieting blah blah blah and I really couldn't imagine anything less appealing partly because that isn't a problem I identify with and partly because does the world really need another book about a self hating lady trying to lose weight? And why would anyone want to read something like that anyway?Well I would And I did Because it's not really about her trying to lose weight although I guess it kind of is it's about the constant compulsive agony self inflicted by a woman cursed not only with zero impulse control and a ravenous id but also obsessively high standards for herself and a ridiculous amount of guilt and self scrutiny about virtually everything she doesSo yeah basically this book is about me and a lot not all of my close female friends And it really really I want you to hear this from me truly gets at some stuff about certain ways that a lot of women tend to act and think which I'm sorry all my fancy feminisms and gender theory aside let's be honest a lot not all of us are very crazy in some classically female ways and Fielding just NAILS a lot of those Plus she's very funnyIs this the greatest book ever written? No But it was fun to readObviously not all men act one way and not all women act like Bridget Jones However I certainly do and that must be the reason I got such a kick out of this book

  3. Maggie Stiefvater Maggie Stiefvater says:

    Like our narrator both funny and deceptively stylishI have not seen the film

  4. Shriya Shriya says:

    Let's review this book the Bridget way Reading goal for 2011 35 books not badBooks actually read 38vg No of chick lits supposed to be read in a year 1 fairNo 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 Bridget Jones's Diary is definitely a piece of literature It is well written it's funny and it is extremely relate able Bridget like most girls tends to make mistakes fall in love with the wrong guy and she gives an all new twist to the story of 'Pride and Prejudice' In a way it is a work of plagiarism and yet it has the uality of being original It is at once the biggest tribute to Austen and one of the most successful experiments on creating a story which has its own elements of uniueness and surpriseAnd the best thing about this book is you don't want to believe Bridget is not real It's like Santa Claus or Hogwarts all over again Yes I know I can't stop gushing over it but trust me had this book been anything like the usual chick lits I most certainly wouldn't have given it a five star rating Of course I approached it gingerly and rather hesitantly at first but once I was done I felt like banging my head against the wall asking Why didn't I read it before when I had the e book lying with me for the last three years? But I guess I had to borrow it from Gayatri and then spend an entire fortnight gushing over it Do I recommend it to you? Hell yeah I do

  5. Joey Woolfardis Joey Woolfardis says:

    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003Let me introduce you to the Béchamel Test No not the Bechdel Test that's different And not the sauce eitherThe 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 works1 Is There A Gay Best Friend?2 Are There Moments When The Main Character Would If The Book Was Set In The Current Time Period Do Something Awkward and Say Awkward Out Loud Afterwards In An Incredibly Irritating Faux American Accent With A Hint Of Irony But No Clue As To What Irony Actually Is?3 Is The Protagonist Selfish Deluded Thinks 9st Is Overweight Doesn't Think Maybe A Bit Of Exercise Would Help Pretty Much Every One Of Their Problems Not Care About Anything Except Men And Thinks That's Fine But Can't Stand The Idea of Marriage And Kids But Secretly Wants That Hates Anyone Who Is Happy Thinks Feminism Is Just Acting Like A Man Wouldn't Want To Be Thought Of As Delicate Now Would We?4 Is The Book Purported To Be Funny But Isn't And Is Just A Weird Way For People To Be Mean About Past Generations Without Actually Saying Anything Specific?If you answered Yes to any of those then the book has failed the Béchamel Test and should be burnt At once Don't bother leaving the bookshop; ask them to helpAnd go and spend your money on some actual Béchamel SaucePS Also failed the Bechdel Test and the one that uses a needle on a metre to determine whether a noise was heard after a joke was madePPS no noise was heardPPPS Read as part of the Infinite Variety Reading Challenge based on the BBC's Big Read poll of 2003PPPPS Just watch the filmBlog | Reviews | Instagram | Twitter

  6. Annalisa Annalisa says:

    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 did I really care about the holes she dug herself into This book is the perfect example of why I don't read chick lit I just don't relate to this definition of what women are More than that I'm embarrassed by itI also didn't buy into the love story I didn't really get why Bridget liked him other than he was there But what else than a shallow love interest did I expect from Bridget? I'm glad that the Pride and Prejudice undertones were not blatant or I might of cried that Fielding so disgraced the characters I liked the way Renee Zellweger played Bridget so much than the way this is written At least in the movie she has a brain and a personality worth something and she seems a little above all the nonsense around her One of these days I'd like to read chick lit with a protagonist I can relate to but then again would it really be light and chick lit ish?

  7. Manny Manny says:

    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 organizedHard 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 until tomorrow have to tidy apartment since guests coming for picnic and place looks like tip Pack picnic Guests arrive walk down to water and find good spot to pitch camp While waiting for movie to start eat all salmon florentine followed by large serve of chocolate mousse and most of two bottles of wine Halfway through movie stretch out hand to grope girlfriend and spill remaining wine over brand new picnic rug v bad Girlfriend not happy Arrive back home pissed at 1 am Must do better tomorrow

  8. Yulia Yulia says:

    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 no established atmosphere characters dialogue or insight Fielding would be better off looking into a crystal ball and telling people their fortunes than writing another non novel

  9. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at so many others out there the holidays can sometimes get me feeling blah Not like seasonal depression or can’t get out of bed kind of depression like just “meh” In an effort to combat that I do things like going balls out on Christmas decorating well before Thanksgiving making giant Sunday dinners with all the fixins as soon as the leaves start to change in case I turn into a “please just go get Taco Bell” kind of Mom between Thanksgiving and the New Year and tipping the scales heavier than usual when it comes readingwatching things of the feel good rather than the stabby variety Thus is the case with Bridget Jones and her diary I’m not a big re reader but I am HUGE re watcher My family always knows I’m about to go spelunking in the basement for decorations as soon as I’ve watched Christmas Vacation usually as close as possible to the day after Halloween and it becomes hot cocoa cookies snuggly blanket and cozy reads season with the annual viewings of Serendipity and Bridget Jones’ Diary There’s just something about moments like these Oh and just in case you’re wondering if I’m a pod person I assure you I’m not In my world it’s not officially Christmas until this happens Greatest Christmas movie ever PeriodIt seems ol’ Bridge is a fail for the newer generation The only thing I can say is this is not a story that’s meant to be taken seriously so if you’re not in on the joke it definitely won’t work for you Put yourself in the mindset of geriatrics like me and Bridget “I am a child of Cosmopolitan culture have been traumatized by supermodels and too many uizzes and know that neither my personality nor my body is up to it if left to its own devices” Realize that Bridget’s inner dialogue regarding weight alcohol and cigarettes is of a “first world problem” type of confessional rather than an “I’m going to go stick my head in the oven because I’m a morbidly obese drunk with lung cancer and no one will ever love me” admission

  10. Annamaria Annamaria says:

    Skirt is indisputably absent Is skirt off sick?Despite what most of my friends think about me I'm a sucker for good romantic comedies Sure they'll tell you that I mostly end up calling everything cheesy and roll my eyes but that's a coping mechanism and they just don't get me alright? One of my favourite chick flicks is you guessed it Bridget Jones's Diary I love how light hearted it feels how relatable and funny Bridget is I love the London vibe the movie gives off the Pride and Prejudice obvious references that's another thing PP makes me sueal like the idiot I am and my god how gorgeous are Grant and Firth in this one? It's a personal attack I say I'll sueI didn't have many hopes for this book I had already started it once but couldn't be bothered to finish it Recently though I decided to give it another go It just didn't work for me The book presents itself in the form of a diary that doesn't feel like an intimate portrayal of life at all it lists a series of stuff that happens to Bridget in the driest way possible First of all there's no plot just poor Bridget whining about weight and men At some point it takes her pages and pages to tell us how unsuccessfully she's trying to work the video recorder Who cares Bridget? Who cares?? As a character she doesn't grow and doesn't inspire She doesn't stand up for herself not even once She lets people walk all over her and mops around afterwards She's so self centered that as a reader you struggle to see her as anything else beyond a huge ego Her friends are the ones who help and care you never feel this care expanding from within her Her parents are going through rough times but she reflects their issues on herself again UghShe'll tell us that she is in love but we don't get to experience that love we don't get to know Daniel at all we just know that he's a borderline sexual harasser and a sex god Good to know Bridget can't we go a little deeper? And what about Mark? I Was he even in the book?What got me than anything else though was the feminism I know from experience that when it comes to romantic comedies feminism is a tricky subject because it can be easily failed but I wasn't prepared for this Bridget pretends she's a raging feminist but only when talking shit about men with her friends Because that's what feminists do Sometimes her friend Sharon would come up with actual good points that could have started interesting conversations like the unwillingness of most women to stop compromising their careers for the sake of men who don't share the same emotional investment as their partners but mainly Bridget fat shames her colleagues she calls a woman a worthless trollop because she's wearing a suit better than she did and is possibly her friend's husband's lover At some point she even laughs at Daniel Cleaver's frigid cow comments he calls her that because she once refused to have drunken sex with him Like ewPlus she'd say stuff like After all there is nothing so unattractive to a man as strident feminismI don't know if this is possible but I felt my uterus litearally shrivel up Think will cross last bit out as contains mild accusation of sexual harassment whereas v much enjoying being sexually harassed by Daniel Cleaver by the way I hated the way she'd never fully write very is this an English cultural thing I missed? That didn't give him license to sexually harass me but the complication was uite enjoyable reallyThe oxymoron in these last two is what nightmares are made ofFinally that cover is so ugly I want it to die the worst deathNeedless to say that I hated this book's guts but am also very thankful for the movies that this series has inspired without which we wouldn't have been able to get thisnor this

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