Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones #1)

Meet Bridget Jonesa 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could:a. lose 7 poundsb. stop smokingc. 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 a..


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

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

Judging by some of the reviews, I think its quite possible that it might be slighlty lost on the audience if not a Brit or spent time there. The book was such a success because she nailed the English sensibility, particularly, but not exclusivley female. Everyone either has an element of Bridget in them or knows someone like that. We do whinge, worry about the size of our arses, have to put up with naf jumpers for Christmas, occasionaly about having no friends and found alone eaten by alsations ...more

Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones #1)
Helene Jeppesen

I think it goes without saying that this is a very funny and witty book, and the main character Bridget Jones is one of the most relatable characters I've read about. I especially liked her intros to every diary entry where we get to know how much she weighs, how many calories she's had during the day, how many cigarettes she has smoken, etc. It was fantastic and actually made me feel quite good about myself, because apparently I'm not the only one with those kind of insecurities.

I have watched
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones #1)
Suzanne

Watched and loved the movie first, and that's what's stuck unfortunately. So I'd say this is 3.5 stars from me. Of course it would’ve been a different experience if I’d read it first, and I can totally see why the movie focused on Daniel the cad.. What would the movie have been without the fist fight in the snow?!

The diary entries witty, the protagonist funny and cheeky. She's a ninny isn't she?! This is a fun book, a romp really, and all the more fun with the self deprecation that is Bridget. I
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones #1)
Joey Woolfardis

Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003.

Let me introduce you to the Béchamel Test. No, not the Bechdel Test, that's different. And not the sauce, either.

The 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 works:

1.) 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, "Awk
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones #1)
Oana

There isn’t anything I could possibly say about Bridget Jones's Diary which wasn’t already said, so I will keep it simple. Bridget Jones takes the phenomenon known as chick-lit to a completely different level. If you have no idea who Bridget Jones is, nor you know nothing about the premise of the book/movie, that means you’re just an alien-spy, sent on Earth with genocide and forced-colonization purposes, so you don’t even deserve to know. All I can say is (and I guess I’m speaking for the entir ...more

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

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 off.

I 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 civilizatio
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones #1)
Jennifer

This was SUCH a FUN book to read. I read it in December - when family/holiday shit and self worth is really taking a beating. So to pick up this book and read about her holiday get togethers and her weight and smoking issues and family issues - and how she can make an ass out of herself in such a grand grand manner....well - it was just what I needed. To be able to sympathise and laugh at the same time? Priceless!

Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones #1)
ჰიუ ჩარლზ

კითხვის დროს დავლიე 5 ჭიქა ყავა (ჯამში). მოვწიე 3 კოლოფი სიგარეტი (კითხვის დროს გამოწვეულ სევდას ვგუდავდი), და ვიფიქრე ათას დებილობაზე, რაც კი შეიძლებოდა. (მაგალითად, ბრიჯიტის მესამე ფილმი რა ყლეობაა.)

პ.ს. ალალად უნდა ვთქვა, რომ ეს ის შემთხვევაა, როცა წიგნი ფილმთან ახლოსაც ვერ მივა. :(