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An edition of Bridget Jones's Diary (1996)

Bridget Jones's Diary

First American Edition (14)
  • 3.72 ·
  • 25 Ratings
  • 171 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading
  • 42 Have read
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Viking
Language
English
Pages
271

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"129 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)?"

Bridget Jone's Diary charts a devastatingly self-aware, hilarious year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton. Here is the compulsively readable, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of her permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement--a year in which she resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1 1/2 inches, visit the gym three times a week not merely to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a reasonable adult, and not fall for any of the following: misogynists, megalomaniacs, people with girlfriends or wives, emotional fuckwits, alcoholics, workaholics, chauvinists, or perverts. 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. 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), the Smug Marrieds (whose dinner parties offer ever-new opportunities for humiliation), and crazed parental attempts to marry her off to a rich divorce in a diamond-patterned sweater. Bridget struggles to keep her life on an even keel--or at least afloat. Whenever her plans meet with disaster, as they invariably do, she...
--front flap

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Le journal de Bridget Jones
2013-09-02, J'ai lu
Paperback in French
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El diario de Bridget Jones
2001-02, Debolsillo
Mass Market Paperback in Spanish - Quinta ed.
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Bridget Jones's Diary
2000-03, Goldmann
Mass Market Paperback in German
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Bridget Jones's Diary
2000, Egmont Richter
Mass Market Paperback
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Bridžitos Džouns dienoraštis
1999, Alma littera
Hardcover in Lithuanian
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Le journal de Bridget Jones
1999, France loisirs
Hardcover in French - Une édition du Club France Loisirs
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Bridget Jones's Diary
1998, Viking
Hardcover in English - First American Edition (14)
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Het dagboek van Bridget Jones
1998, Prometheus
in Dutch - 5e dr.
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Bridget Jones's Diary
1998, Viking
Paperback in English - 1st American edition (1)
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Bridget Jones's diary
1998, Picador
Paperback in English - 1998 Picador editon (1)

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New York

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1996

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6056.I4588B75 1998

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
x, 271p.
Number of pages
271

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL34737873M
Internet Archive
bridgetjonessdia0000fiel_a0d4
ISBN 10
0670880728
ISBN 13
9780670880720
LCCN
98018687
OCLC/WorldCat
972155893
Goodreads
533744

Work Description

Bridget Jones's Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. Written in the form of a personal diary, the novel chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single working woman living in London. She writes about her career, self-image, vices, family, friends, and romantic relationships.



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129 lbs. (but post-Christmas), alcohol units 14 (but effectively covers 2 days as 4 hours of party was on New Year's Day), cigareettes 22, calories 5424.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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