It is impossible to read Bridget Jones’s Diary without laughing out loud.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Bridget Jones is a thirty-something-year-old single lady. She keeps a diary (Bridget Jones’s Diary) about her life. It starts out with her new year’s resolutions, which she tries, but fails, to keep. Every day’s entry starts with a tally of the previous day’s calories, drinks, and cigarettes. It’s a roller coaster, and one can’t help but relate to her. Being single forever terrifies her. And her parents and friends don’t make it easy on her either. Hilarity ensues when she ends up with not one, but two love interests.
We all know at least one happy-go-lucky person who seems to attract disaster. Then they dust themselves off, laugh at the situation and move on. Bridget is a fun loving woman, who decides she should improve herself. She first works in publishing, and then on television. Her biggest fear is staying unmarried. She believes that if she could lose weight, and stop smoking and drinking, she will find Mr. Right.
He is a lawyer and human rights activist. Bridget’s mother tries her best to hook Bridget up with Mark. Yet, Bridget doesn’t immediately “click” with Mark. Their personalities can’t be further apart from each other. He is intelligent and well mannered and doesn’t know what to make of Bridget.
Bridget’s boss at the publishing house is Daniel Cleaver. He is a womanizer and first pays attention to Bridget as a fling. But, Bridget tells him off, which only peaks his interest in her. Bridget prefers Daniel, even though he is so wrong for her.
THE BLUE SOUP:
It takes skill to cook so bad that your food turns blue. This was my favorite scene, and yes, I tried to make blue soup and failed. My theory is that she used a blue string to tie the chicken, and the color came off. If you have no clue what I’m rambling about, you should read the book.
WHAT I THOUGHT:
Helen Fielding started writing about Bridget Jones’s character in a newspaper column. It was aimed to poke fun at issues that women face day to day. The character became so popular that she decided to turn it into a book (or three or four).
This book is great when you need to de-stress and get away from it all. It is a light and fun book to read.