Helen Fielding, a journalist and a novelist, is the author of three Bridget Jones novels, including Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Her other novels include Cause Celeb and Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination. She also co-wrote the screenplays for the blockbuster movie adaptations of the first two Bridget Jones books as well as for the forthcoming Working Titles film Bridget Jones's Baby (in theaters September 2016); which she is also an executive producer. Follow her on Twitter @bridgetjoneshf.
Bridget Jones takes us into her world of the 30-plus unmarried career woman. Her daily life is seen largely through her diary entries, which regularly include comments on her alcohol, cigarette, and calorie consumption. She chronicles her unending search for a lasting relationship with the right man while continuing to tolerate attempts by her parents and married friends to match her up with every available bachelor. At times Bridget contemplates a permanent single status as she also realizes that she must face the responsibility of taking part in solving her parents' problems as they once did for her. The often self-deprecating diary entries are both humorous and incisive. Barbara Rosenblat's lively narration does justice to Fielding's pointed dialog and the diverse personalities of Bridget's friends and family. A good commentary on contemporary life, this is recommended for adult fiction collections.--Catherine Swenson, Norwich Univ. Lib., Northfield, VT Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
"Bridget Jones is channeling something so universal and
(horrifyingly) familiar that readers will giggle and sigh with
--Elle "Fielding . . . has rummaged all too knowingly through the bedrooms, closets, hearts, and minds of women everywhere."
--Glamour "Hilarious and poignant."
--The Washington Post "Bridget Jones's diary has made her the best friend of hundreds of thousands of women."
--The New York Times "A brilliant comic creation. Even men will laugh."