Synopses & Reviews
When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones’s Diary
, charting the life of a thirtysomething Singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced readers to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
. The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth.
With her hotly anticipated third installment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new, enticing phase of Bridget's life, set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by, and the nightmares of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need ninety buttons and three remotes to simply turn on.
An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favorite Everywoman.
"In Fielding's novel, beloved Bridget Jones is now 51 years old and a widow, raising her two young children alone after the death of husband Mark Darcy. With her signature diary entries and comical obsession with minutiae, Bridget forges ahead into unfamiliar worlds as she uses Twitter, tries to write a screenplay, and dates a sexy 'toy boy' 20 years her junior. Narrator Bond is perfect as Bridget, conveying her humorously self-deprecating insecurity, her joyous highs and depressed lows, and all her inevitable comic mishaps and social awkwardness. She also slips easily into a variety of spot-on character voices, including sophisticated Talitha, supercilious Mr. Wallaker (a schoolteacher who turns out to be more than meets the eye), sexy Roxter (the aforementioned toy boy), and Mabel, Bridget's young daughter. Bond's brilliant narration will have listeners cheering Bridget on, and makes this audiobook a must-listen. A Knopf hardcover." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Bridget Jones, the iconic character who sold 15 million books worldwide,
inspired a major motion picture franchise, and became beloved as a
chardonnay-swilling everywoman, is back in this hotly anticipated third
Set in contemporary London, the new novel brings us Bridget in a new phase of
"How can a reader not love this woman?" -The New York Times
"Fielding is a wonderful comic novelist." -Time
"One of the most enchanting heroines to ever overdraw her bank account." -USA
"A brilliant comic creation. Even men will laugh." -Salman Rushdie
"Bridget Jones is a joy and a comfort, and Helen Fielding is bloody great."
"Helen Fielding is one of the funniest writers alive and Bridget Jones is a creation of
comic genius." -Nick Hornby
About the Author
Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire. She worked for many years in London as a newspaper and TV journalist, travelling as widely and as often as possible to Africa, India and Central America. Fielding is the author of four novels: Cause Celeb, Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, and co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of Bridget Jones's Diary and the sequel based on The Edge of Reason. She now works full-time as a novelist and screenwriter and lives in London and Los Angeles.