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Rating: 3 out of 5
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!"
I have read a lot of books, few I read after seeing the movie and this is a prime example. I love the movies, it is one of the only films I can stand to watch Renee Zellweger at all.
The book, it had a lot of the comedic flare but I was shocked to discover most of my favourite parts from the film weren't actually in the book.
Usually I sort of hate film adaptations, or at least I find it not quite as good or missing vital information.
When this ended I was a bit like - but, huh? All this waffle about her crummy little life for this? for a crumb of hope and that's it?
I have the second book because I bought them together, but otherwise I wouldn't read it. A big shame. I hope book two is better.