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Il diario di Bridget Jones Reviews

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2019-04-27 06:26

    Prepare yourselves, it's about to get personal up in here.So, 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 more 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 3/4 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 quite triggering for my depression.Let me know any thoughts you guys have on this book or any of the things I've discussed!Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes:- 20. A book with a first name in the title

  • Jessica
    2019-05-16 03:27

    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 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 more 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 permitted.Then there was Bridget Jones.Now, 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 me.(Can 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 was.)There 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 more 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 does.So 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 funny.Is this the greatest book ever written? No. But it was fun to read.Obviously, 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.

  • Shriya
    2019-05-16 04:25

    Let's review this book the Bridget way! Reading goal for 2011: 35 books (not bad)Books actually read: 38(v.g.) No. of chick-lits supposed to be read in a year: 1 (fair)No. of chick-lits actually read: 2 (includingBridget 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 quality 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 uniqueness and surprise!And 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 Gayatriand then spend an entire fortnight gushing over it! Do I recommend it to you? Hell, yeah, I do!

  • Annalisa
    2019-05-07 05:50

    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 it.I 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 more 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?

  • Manny
    2019-04-22 23:41

    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. organized.Hard 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.

  • Joey Woolfardis
    2019-05-06 23:41

    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, "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 help.And go and spend your money on some actual Béchamel Sauce.P.S. 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 made.P.P.S. (no noise was heard).P.P.P.S. Read as part of the Infinite Variety Reading Challenge based on the BBC's Big Read poll of 2003.P.P.P.P.S. Just watch the film.Blog | Reviews | Instagram | Twitter

  • Yulia
    2019-04-30 00:35

    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.

  • Kiki
    2019-05-05 04:53

    Gawd, this book was criminally hilarious. I sat in the doctor's office waiting room literally snorting into my Nine West handbag (there's something really metal about being a minimum wage worker who chooses to buy labels instead of food) as I cradled my Kobo in my lap, with Bridget Jones and her life of ridiculous shenanigans all over the black and white screen. Needless to say, the people I waited with were unimpressed. They are probably not the first to wonder why someone like me would carry anything as elegant as Nine West.Sometimes I wonder that, too. Honestly? I took off a star because I was highly disappointed with the rushed and nonsensical ending. But the rest of this book? Pure gold. A little warning, though: this is not a shiny, polished tale of the stereotypical (and in real life, extremely rare) uptown and sophisticated south-English thirtysomething. It's an incredibly and often shamefully honest portrayal of a woman who likes sex and cigarettes and drinking and her foul-mouthed friends. It's not The Young Victoria. It's modern Britain, like nobody wants to see it.Sure, it's a little ham-fisted in places. I won't say it doesn't idealize relationships, and get a little bizarre here and there. But who cares? I picked this book up expecting to be entertained. It exceeded those expectations.Good job, Helen Fielding.

  • Suzanne
    2019-04-29 05:52

    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. It’s a fun reminder of the noughties (naughties??) and the nineties, for me at least.I love the mention in the book of Colin Firth and Hugh Grant (I love these guys full stop). And what’s not to love about “Gav had cooked spag bog”. But why oh why are Aussie’s always portrayed as drunkards?! Perhaps there really is something behind that.. "…I have nothing to wear. I’m no good at anything. Not men. Not social skills. Not work. Nothing.” Love her."Where in the name of arse where you last night?” I said. “I might ask the same of you,” he said, icily. Love it.Where else can we read gold pieces like this? I'd eat blue soup all day, if I could sit down with Bridget and Mark. Daniel too, even if he’s a sod.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-05-05 07:31

    Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1), Helen Fieldingعنوانها: عنوان: یادداشتهای روزانه یک زن؛ یادداشت های روزانه یک زن برژیت جونز؛ نویسنده: هلن فیلدینگ؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هفتم سپتامبر سال 2005 میلادیعنوان: یادداشتهای روزانه یک زن؛ نویسنده: هلن فیلدینگ؛ مترجم: ویدا قانون؛ تهران، چشمه، 1384، در 280 ص؛ 9643622932؛ عنوان دیگر: یادداشتهای روزانه یک زن برژیت (بریجت) جونز؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن - 20 منام فیلم: خاطرات بریجت جونز؛ کارگردان: شارون مگوایر؛ نویسندگان: ریچارد کرتیس؛ اندرو دیویس، هلن فیلدینگ؛ بازیگران: رنی زلوگر؛ هیو گرانت؛ کالین فرث؛ جیم برودبنت؛ امبت دیویتس؛ جما جونز؛ پل بروک؛ فیلم‌ برداری: استوارت درایبرگ؛ تدوین: مارتین والش؛ توزیع‌ کننده: میرامکس (آمریکا)؛ یونیورسال استودیوز (جهان)؛ تاریخ‌های انتشار: دوم : وریل 2001 (نمایش نخست بریتانیا)؛ 13 آوریل 2001 (بریتانیا/ایالات متحده)؛ 10 اکتبر 2001 (فرانسه)؛ مدت زمان: 97 دقیقه؛ کشور: بریتانیا؛ زبان: انگلیسی؛ هزینهٔ فیلم: 26 میلیون دلار؛ فروش گیشه: 218,929,795 دلار؛ دنباله این فیلم در سال 2004 با عنوان: بریجت جونز : نکته باریک؛ و در سال 2016 با عنولن: بچه بریجت جونزساخته شده استتلاش‌های زنی سی و پنج ساله، برای ترسیم یک زندگی بهتر است، او می‌کوشد در جامعه جا بیفتد و گلیمش را از آب بیرون بکشد، و در این راه از یاری گروهی از دوستان محدود خویش و یکی دو خانواده ی سنتی در شهر محل زندگی‌ اش بهره می‌گیرد؛ و زمان وقوع اتفاقات دهه 1990 میلادی است. موفقیت این داستانها و اشراف هلن فیلدینگ بر مسایل ظریف، و حس جامعه شناسی قوی او، سبب شد زنان بسیاری به دنبال کردن داستانهای جونز علاقه نشان بدهند، و با ایشان همذات پنداری کنند، و بخصوص وابستگی زنان به نشریات زنانه، و خط و ایده‌ هایی که نشریات به زندگی زنان در غرب می‌دهند، در این داستانها مورد تاکید و انتقاد قرار می‌گرفت، و نگاه نقادانه ی: فیلدینگ، به مسایلی از آن دست؛ «جونز» را به چیزی بیش از یک اثر هنری و حتی فراتر از یک رُمان پرفروش تبدیل کرد، و از آن یک پدیده ی ماندگار اجتماعی ساخت. فیلدینگ کتاب نخست بریجیت(بریژیت) جونز را که همان جمع آوری پاورقی‌های چاپ شده در روزنامه ایندپدنت بود، در سال 1996 میلادی منتشر کرد، و یک پاره ی دوم را نیز با عنولن جنبی و کامل کننده «لبه منطق یا همان نکته باریک» در سال 1999 میلادی روانه بازار ساخت، و در ادامه کتاب بچه بریجت جونز را نوشتا. شربیانی

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2019-04-29 23:43

    Unpopular opinion time: I just can't make myself like Bridget Jones. I wasn't huge on the movie, but hoped maybe the book would be a bit better. Nope. Bridget is way too crass & shallow and her diary is mostly self-loathing thoughts. WHY do I want to put myself through this???The only reason I gave it an extra star is because it's so British AND I can't bring myself to give any Pride & Prejudice retelling 1 star. I'm glad so many people love these books & movies, but I'm just not a fan.

  • Charlotte May
    2019-04-21 23:32

    I must confess I watched the Bridget Jones films before reading the books.This was light hearted amusement for me.I could relate to a lot of Bridget's thoughts and habits, but I wouldn't say it was groundbreaking. If anything it was probably a bit too close to home for me to really enjoy - I prefer books with more escapism or surrealism.But if you are looking for something that won't strain your brain too much and will offer you a few chuckles then this book is all you need.Still gonna read the other two though as I own them so I might as well.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-21 05:39

    I read this book a number of years ago after it was recommended to me by a friend and ever since that moment I have been wishing that I could go back in time and smack her over the head and tell her to take the book and shove it.I found the book to be deeply irritating with a central character that was nether funny nor likable. In any way shape or form. In fact Bridget Jones has got to be one of the worst literary characters I have ever come across as she is in turns a moaning, whiny, boring, inane, deeply shallow, smug and extremely tedious individual.In the course of reading this book I found myself not caring about her or her irritating 'problems' and at many points I simply rolled my eyes at her stupid behaviour which in turn made me unable to warm to any of the other characters (although I think that was also down to the fact that they don't have an original bone in their fictional bodies) in a story that is essentially nothing more than girl meets boy, girl has difficulty getting boy, has a dalliance with someone else and then eventually get's the boy. With a lot of unnecessary profanity, naval gazing and whinging along the way.It's chick lit of the worst kind and how anyone can hold it up as a book about the difficulties faced by modern (feminist) women is beyond me. If I ever came across a 'Bridget' in real life then I would be deeply concerned for the human race as all the book is concerned about is appearance, getting a man, swearing and sex.Completely devoid of humanity substance and totally misses the point about the troubles of dealing with the difficulties faced by real modern women in everyday life. Best avoided!

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-23 01:29

    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!

  • Kwesi 章英狮
    2019-04-26 06:46

    I am not Bridget Jones!My classmate beside me opened a cool notebook with a red leather jacket and a heart sculpted in the middle. I asked her what she's writing in her notebook while my professor keep on talking about carbohydrates, ruminants, and whatever scientific words with -lysis in the end. Because everyone is bored and so do I, I kept on sneaking her notebook and she kept on hiding it. Sorry, playing inside the classroom is illegal but my rules, my rules!So I asked here face-to-face, as if I'm Boy Abunda and she's Tony Gonzaga talking about Piolo Pascual. video> Oops! Okay, back to her. So I asked her if that was her diary and she said yes. Okay, so yeah, it was her diary and my curiosity wanted to jump so high. So when she lean beside her friend, I open her notebook and, Voila!, I can't understand her handwritten. Stupid and I remembered... Bridget Jones's Diary.What's with this book that everyone is reading it, I find it corny, boring and I can't relate a thing, and my friend said because I'm a guy not a girl like Bridget. So I asked her that not all girls are like Bridget and she tweeted me, "My weight (and body) = frustrations in life". I got her point but she's not that fat and she had an average height of a Filipina. She's cool and a total geek. Maybe she should improve her inner poise to boost her confidence. Does it include confidence? Never mind.So Bridget Jones's Diary is like a normal diary of a frustrated girl who wanted to change and keep her New Year's resolution intact on the first page of her diary. I think everyone doing this but Bridget wanted to change and of course she wanted a boyfriend. This is not a daily dose of everyday writing, somehow... Bridget only write some interesting events in her life. Unlike me, who keep my everyday course in my stupid journal which en up to be a daily to-do list. Ugh! I'm not really good in keeping.Not all books ended happy ending. Well, I don't know with Bridget but I think she got what she wanted in the end except some excess fats she got from too much eating and if all girls can memorize calories of each food like Bridget's ABC, I find it cool but weird. Do all girl conscious with their sizes and do they really keep track of their boyfriends? Okay. Sorry, I think I just read Bridget's private notebook. Uhum!Next stop... looking for a copy of the movie. Some reviewer and friends said that the movie is better than the book. Here I go again, raiding pirated CDs and illegal videos online. For those like Bridget, there is always a way (and time?) to look (and dispose?) for Mr. Perfect (Mr. Right?). For people like me... I don't have any idea. Just keep believing and do not mind your size. Click! Click! Smile!

  • Cedony
    2019-05-17 00:53

    I usually end up liking the books better than their film counterparts, but it worked the other way around for Bridget Jones's Diary for me.While I loved the movie, this book was just a bit blah. Bridget irritated me with her whining and her desperation for a man. I hope that I won't be anything like that by the time that I'm nearing the big 3-0. The diary format of the writing annoyed me, but that might just be because I prefer books that are descriptive and have wonderful narrative. Daniel Cleaver also came off as a one-dimensional, total bastard type instead of like the irresistible, though still a bastard, charmer that Hugh Grant portrayed him to be in the movie version. I guess it was an okay short, meaningless read, though. If it had been any longer than it was, I don't think I'd have managed to plod through it.

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2019-05-04 03:27

    Might be more of a 3.5 stars? I read this because I am COMPLETELY OBSESSED with the movies and decided I should probably read the book if I want to be a ~tRuE fAn~ and this was very cute! Bridget's voice was hiiiiiilarious and the boys were mega dreamy. However, I did find myself to be a bit underwhelmed by this just because I kept comparing it to the movie. So maybe read this before seeing the movie if you can help it. Other than that though mega cute!

  • Annamaria
    2019-04-22 06:50

    "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, P&P makes me squeal 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 sue!!I didn't have many hopes for this book, I had already started it once but didn't find within me the will to keep reading it but recently 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 one 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. Ugh.She'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 more 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, ew.Plus she'd say stuff like:"After all, there is nothing so unattractive to a man as strident feminism."(I think that at this point some of my brain cells decided to commit suicide because I was putting them through too much)"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's never fully write "very")"That didn't give him license to sexually harass me, but the complication was quite enjoyable, really."(The oxymoron in these last two is what nightmares are made of)Finally, that cover is so ugly I want it to die the worst death.Needless to say that I hated this book's guts but am also very thankful for the movies that this series has inspired. Now, let's bring these back and cheer up again!^ Jesus take the wheeeeeeeel^ Me ♡^ *ovaries cannot take this anymore, pack and leave.*POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2018: Read a book made into a movie you've already seen.

  • Pooja
    2019-05-02 00:54

    Brought it by just looking at the word Diary !!Saw it on BBC's 100 books list and blessed the day I bought it.Got to read it at the last day of the year and had resolutions of keeping a diary at last. What can be said more !!

  • Helene Jeppesen
    2019-04-22 05:40

    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 the movie adaption of this book several times and I will say that decreaed my reading experience a little bit. I didn't laugh as much at all of the jokes and whimsical twists because I knew they were coming - however, I did laugh out loud once because Bridget's tone of voice and sense of dry humour is amazing. This is a book that will make you feel good - especially if you are of the female species, even though I'm pretty sure males would find it very entertaining and educating as well :-)

  • K.P. Webster
    2019-05-17 01:28

    What a depressingly bad book. ‘Helen Fielding is one of the funniest writers in Britain,’ says Nick Hornby on the front cover, ‘and Bridget Jones is a creation of comic genius.’ What in earth…? Why is he saying that? Did he want to sleep with her? Same goes for Salman Rushdie. ‘A brilliant comic creation,' blurbs Salman. 'Even men will laugh.’ Oh, Salman. Why is he saying that? Surely, if a book is genuinely funny, then people will laugh irrespective of their gender. Obviously. ‘Even men will laugh.’ What kind of bullshit is that? As it happens, I did laugh. I laughed, if I remember correctly, four times. Out loud. On the other hand, I also shouted out in anger, annoyance and plain old despair at least forty times.So what’s wrong with this book?Well, in a nutshell: flaccid, half-dimensional characterisation; sickeningly pat plotting – the ending in particular is an embarrassing slap in the face for anyone who's ever shown even a passing consideration for the real world; downright adolescent ideas about style – those bits where she writes ‘drunk’ and ends up with her typing slurred are a disgrace. Also, I know Helen Fielding can’t exactly be blamed for this, but Jesus, you’d think Picador could afford a decent proof reader. There are so many incredible howlers in BJD that it beggars belief. On page 174 of this edition, for example… …not only is there an ‘on one’ instead of a ‘no one’, but there is also – drum roll – this: ‘that’s a nice shirt your wearing’. NOOOOOoooooooo! God in Heaven, strike me down and bugger me.One thing that particularly upset me about this book - and which Helen Fielding can be blamed for - was the woefully predictable oscillation of mood. This kind of thing throughout: 7pm. Opened bottle of wine feeling desperate and lonely and miserable. 7.30pm. Oh unassailable joy! Daniel called and declared his undying love for me. 8pm. Daniel called back and said he’d called the wrong number by mistake. He thought I was Ryan Giggs. (Who?) Opened second bottle of wine. Binged on marshmallow and lard and put on 3 stone in 20 minutes. 9pm. Oh insurmountable ecstasy! Mark Darcy called and declared his undying love for me. He’s coming over. Performed quick gastric bypass procedure on self and washed hair. Down to 9 stone but still look podgy. 10.30pm. Mark Darcy stood me up. Why am I so lonely? Why? Why? Why? Because you’re a bore, Bridget, that’s why. You’re a fucking bore.Of course I know we don’t have to like our fictional protagonists. Patrick Bateman, for example, is vile. As is Humbert Humbert, and even Homer Simpson. Yet in each of these cases, it is possible to describe these characters using one or more of the following adjectives: ‘interesting’, ‘fascinating’, ‘funny’ or ‘well-written’. And all of these things are important. However, if you insist on creating a character who is dull, slow-witted, utterly charmless, and self-indulgent to the point of mentally ill, then you’d better make sure that you write them well. Otherwise no one will read your book.So, I suppose the next question has to be: how could I believe so passionately that what I’m saying is true and yet at the same time be so wildly and obviously wrong?Bridget Jones's Diary has apparently sold millions and millions and millions of copies worldwide. It has also picked up astonishing reviews by the likes of the inestimable Jilly Cooper and a clearly fuckstruck Salman Rushdie.My instinct is to say that these people are all wrong and that I know dross when I read it and that Bridget Jones’s Diary is utter, utter dross. But… what if it’s me?This is a chilling thought. And I'm not sure what to do with it. Perhaps I shall just sit here, in my study, in nothing but the light from my computer monitor, and weep.

  • Jon
    2019-05-13 06:32

    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 or similar, have obsessions about random people we probably shouldnt and wonder if we will get to shag them, suffer for being a singleton when we secretly rather enjoy it, plan diets that we never quite stick too and sometimes record the banal details. We also often enjoy a good wallow in self-pity. I even have a friend whos more than likely downed several solitary bottles of red and mouthed the words to 'all by myself' before collapsing in stupor. In short theres a bit of Bridge in all of us and I loved it...even if I've now left the country for a slightly less depressing life in the sun!

  • Bonnie
    2019-05-14 01:41

    Okay - I learned a few things from this book and I didn't think I would. For me, Ive been doing some pretty heavy reading over the past few weeks -- SWIMMING by Hershon, THE AMBER SPYGLASS bu Pullman. I wanted a break from all that was hard. I wanted to simply read and laugh a little and enjoy a lot. I picked BRIDGET JONES' DIARY because I hoped to read and not engage my intellect too much. Durr...I really, really liked this book, for a number of reasons. Characters that I could relate to -- weighing oneself every single day. Mooning over a guy and obsessing to the point where you get no work done at work, friends who protect and love you and sometimes lie to you.I thought it probably was a pretty honest assessment of single people in the 1990's. I can't be sure since I haven't been single in over 22 years. This book made me laugh, kept me turning the pages (on my beautiful new SONY E BOOK and kept me interested in Bridget and her group of friends. So, I'm taking anther step and reading the sequel. Very telling because this is not necessarily my favorite genre.Oh yes, it also made me interested in reading other books by English authors. None of the above are bad things.And no - 120-130 pounds is NOT FAT!

  • Oana
    2019-04-20 01:52

    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 entire female specie out there) that there is a moment in every woman’s life when a certain amount of inner Bridget is revealed.I’m a declared everlasting fan of the movie for the obvious reason, meaning the incredible choice of actors, Bridget-Daniel-Mark (hello Mr. Firth, how are you, I’m a big fan), and though the movie is more complex in which the scenario and witty dialogues are concerned, I loved the book too. Quick read, full of Briticisms and British humor I cannot help but love, and the writing style was hilarious to the core. Yes, Mrs. Fielding, I will have some more of Bridget, thank you.

  • Kimberly Carrington-Fox
    2019-04-28 05:39

    //Relectura n° indefinido -existía la vida antes de Goodreads y yo he perdido la cuenta de las veces que lo he leído//Bridget Jones es más simple que el mecanismo de un chupete y en su cerebro no caben más inseguridades/locuras/tonterías pero siempre siempre siempre me parto de la risa con ella, siempre me alegra el día y es un descanso para mi cabeza volver a pasar un rato con ella. No puedo evitarlo, me encanta este libro, es mi Dirty dancing literario 😂Mark Darcy, marry meeeeeeeeeee 😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • ჰიუ
    2019-04-21 06:46

    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. :(

  • Bonnie
    2019-05-16 03:36

    Didn't know what to expect when picked the book up on spec. Ended up laughing out loud so often, my husband allowed me to read bits to him -- and he laughed just as much! (Now, this was a while ago, of course!)

  • Irene Rauch
    2019-05-06 06:46

    Obwohl dieses Buch schon 20 Jahre alt ist, konnte es mich echt begeistern! Mit sehr viel Witz, Realität und Sarkasmus konnte es mich für sich gewinnen. Die Story ist sehr nahe am Buch, was ich gut fand, da ich zuerst den Film gesehen habe. Super Buch für Single Ladies, die auch mal über sich selbst lachen können. Girlpower! ;)

  • Megan Johnson
    2019-05-21 01:47

    This was an interesting book. I like when you are able to see something right from the narrators point of view. I think some things in the book were a little hard to understand. I think that all the words should have been written out, I know it's supposed to be a Diary, but I think that everyone writes differently. This made it a little hard to follow at times.

  • Olive (abookolive)
    2019-04-22 03:53

    I couldn't help myself - I needed to give this one a reread (re-listen? whatever the audio book equivalent of reread is). This book reminds me so strongly of Christmas and reading it feels like a hug.