Bridget Jones's diary : a novel /
by Fielding, Helen.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Viking, 1998Edition: 1st American ed.Description: x, 271 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0670880728 (alk. paper) :.Title notes: c.1 $22.95 7-98$22.95 6-2001$22.95 6/21/2001Subject(s): Single women -- Fiction | England -- Fiction | Humorous stories | Diary fiction
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
"130 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds overnight? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier (repulsive, horrifying notion)); alcohol units 2 (excellent) cigarettes 21 (poor but will give up totally tomorrow); number of correct lottery numbers 2 (better, but nevertheless useless)?"
This laugh-out-loud chronicle charts a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single girl on a permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement--in which she resolves to: visit the gym three times a week not merely to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and not fall for any of the following: misogynists, megalomaniacs, adulterers, workaholics, chauvinists or perverts. And learn to program the VCR.
Caught between her Singleton friends, who are all convinced they will end up dying alone and found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian, and the Smug Marrieds, whose dinner parties offer ever-new opportunities for humiliation, Bridget struggles to keep her life on an even keel (or at least afloat). Through it all, she will have her readers helpless with laughter and shouting, "BRIDGET JONES IS ME!"
January: an exceptionally bad start -- February: Valentine's Day massacre -- March: severe birthday-related thirties panic -- April: inner poise -- May: mother-to-be -- June: hah! boyfriend -- July: Huh -- August: disintegration -- September: up the fireman's pole -- October: date with Darcy -- November: a criminal in the family -- December: oh, Christ -- January-December: a summary.
A comedy on an Englishwoman's quest for self-improvement. Single and thirty-something Bridget diets, keeps tabs on her tobacco and alcohol consumption, visits the gym regularly, yet she still has problems finding the right man. A debut in fiction.
c.1 $22.95 7-98
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- New Year's Resolutions (p. 9)
- January: An Exceptionally Bad Start (p. 15)
- February: Valentine's Day Massacre (p. 55)
- March: Severe Birthday-Related Thirties Panic (p. 91)
- April: Inner Poise (p. 121)
- May: Mother-to-Be (p. 155)
- June: Hah! Boyfriend (p. 189)
- July: Huh (p. 217)
- August: Disintegration (p. 241)
- September: Up the Fireman's Pole (p. 275)
- October: Date with Darcy (p. 301)
- November: A Criminal in the Family (p. 333)
- December: Oh, Christ (p. 377)
- January-December: A Summary (p. 409)