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Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy

by Helen Fielding
Read by Samantha Bond

Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group | November 12, 2013 | Audio Book (CD)

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.

A GoodReads Reader''s Choice

Bridget Jones—one of the most beloved characters in modern literature (v.g.)—is back! In Helen Fielding''s wildly funny, hotly anticipated new novel, Bridget faces a few rather pressing questions:   

What do you do when your girlfriend’s sixtieth birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s thirtieth?

Is it better to die of Botox or die of loneliness because you’re so wrinkly?

Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating?

Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice?

Is it normal to be too vain to put on your reading glasses when checking your toy boy for head lice?

Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant?

Is it normal to get fewer followers the more you tweet?

Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?

If you put lip plumper on your hands do you get plump hands?

Is sleeping with someone after two dates and six weeks of texting the same as getting married after two meetings and six months of letter writing in Jane Austen’s day?

Pondering these and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in—Warning! Bad, outdated phrase approaching!—middle age.

In a triumphant return after fourteen years of silence, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, page-turning, witty, wise, outrageous, and bloody hilarious.


TODAY Book Club Selection

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.94 × 5.1 × 1.16 in

Published: November 12, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0804148767

ISBN - 13: 9780804148764

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from The sad return of Bridget I had REALLY been looking forward to this book when it was announced in the summer that it was being released in the Fall, and then the spoiler about you know who dying came out and I was a little put off. I didn't know if I wanted to read THAT story.  I'm glad that I did buy it- if only to see the conclusion of Bridget's story. It was at times painful to read and a little immature but the story DID tug at my heart strings and I was able to see the Bridget that I enjoyed from oh so long ago.  I wish that Jamie Bridget's brother from the first two books was mentioned- it is like this book is the sequel to the movies. I wish that Shazzer was actually in this book and I wish that Helen Fielding would name secondary characters something other than Rebecca. 
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Welcome back Bridget! It is an entertaining and easy read. It helps to have read the previous Bridget Jones books in order to understand the story line and the characters in it. This book made my heart ache and laugh out loud.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right back with Bridget Wow!  :) I'm not 51, nor do I have kids.  And yet, I was right there with Bridge the entire book.  I read it in 2 days.  I cried, I laughed, I felt her anxiety about whether she was raising the children properly, and I missed Mark with her.  Very very odd (brilliant!) to time travel like this with a character! Bridget with kids!! Who would have ever thought!  And she's remained entirely true to herself!   Bravo Helen Fielding!  Thank you for bringing Bridge back so beautifully. 
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mad about Bridget! I pre-ordered Helen Fielding's newest book along with Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones the Edge of Reason, not knowing quite what to expect.  Bravo!  Fielding has another winner with Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy. I did not want the book to end and was a bit sad when reading Bridget's last entry in her diary.  Hopefully Fielding will continue To breathe life into Bridget at least one more time. 
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like being reunited with an old friend What can I say? Mad About the Boy was fabulous. It's great to see Bridget all grown up and dealing with the drama that comes with family, aging... and, of course, nits. I didn't want it to end.
Date published: 2013-11-04

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Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy

by Helen Fielding
Read by Samantha Bond

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.94 × 5.1 × 1.16 in

Published: November 12, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0804148767

ISBN - 13: 9780804148764

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Saturday 8 September 2012 Just woke up from delicious, sensual dream all mixed up with Daniel and Leatherjacketman. Suddenly feel different: sensual, womanly and yet that makes me feel so guilty, as if I’m being unfaithful to Mark and yet . . . is so sensual feeling like a sensual woman, with a sensual side which is sensually . . . oh. Children are awake. 11:30 a.m. Entire morning has been totally sensual and lovely. Started day with all three of us in my bed, cuddling and watching telly. Then had breakfast. Then played hide and seek. Then drew and colored in Moshi Monsters, then did obstacle course all in pajamas, all the while with roast chicken emitting delicious fragrance from the Aga. 11:31 a.m. Am perfect mother and sensual woman with 
sensual possibilities. I mean maybe someone like Leather-
jacketman could join in with this scenario 
and. . . . 11:32 a.m. Billy: “Can we do computer, now it’s Saturday?” 11:33 a.m. Mabel: “Want to watch SpongeBob.” 11:35 a.m. Suddenly overwhelmed with exhaustion and desire to read papers in echoing silence. Just for ten minutes. “Mummeee! De TV is broken.” Realized, horrified, Mabel had got hold of the remotes. I started jabbing at buttons, at which white flecks appeared, accompanied by loud crackling. “Snow!” said Mabel, excitedly, just as the dishwasher started beeping. “Mummy!” said Billy. “The computer’s run out of charge.” &l
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A GoodReads Reader''s Choice

Bridget Jones—one of the most beloved characters in modern literature (v.g.)—is back! In Helen Fielding''s wildly funny, hotly anticipated new novel, Bridget faces a few rather pressing questions:   

What do you do when your girlfriend’s sixtieth birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s thirtieth?

Is it better to die of Botox or die of loneliness because you’re so wrinkly?

Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating?

Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice?

Is it normal to be too vain to put on your reading glasses when checking your toy boy for head lice?

Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant?

Is it normal to get fewer followers the more you tweet?

Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?

If you put lip plumper on your hands do you get plump hands?

Is sleeping with someone after two dates and six weeks of texting the same as getting married after two meetings and six months of letter writing in Jane Austen’s day?

Pondering these and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in—Warning! Bad, outdated phrase approaching!—middle age.

In a triumphant return after fourteen years of silence, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, page-turning, witty, wise, outrageous, and bloody hilarious.


TODAY Book Club Selection

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.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy Today Show’s second Book Club Selection! “ Mad About the Boy is not only sharp and humorous, despite its heroine’s aged circumstances, but also snappily written, observationally astute and at times genuinely moving. Fielding has somehow pulled off the neat trick of holding to her initial premise – single woman looks for romance – while allowing her heroine to grow up into someone funnier and more interesting that she was before. Who knew middle age could be so eventful? . . . Fielding beautifully conveys the constant seesaw of emotions a parent feels toward the young and demanding: one minute overwhelming love, the next minute overwhelming desire to lock oneself in the bathroom with a bottle of gin . . . We get some good long narration, but large chunks of the book come in diary form, introduced by select statistics of the day, hilariously expanded to reflect grown-up Bridget’s concerns…. Its big heart, incisive observations and zippy pace . . . make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all. It is possible I cried a little at the end, but then, as Bridget might say: am sucker for happy endings.” —Sarah Lyall, The New York Times Book Review   “With Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding created a new female archetype. Now she’s brought Bridget back to conquer the 21st century. (Rule No. 1: No texting while drunk) . . . Texting and Twitter play an outsize
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