Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy: Mad About the Boy by Helen FieldingBridget Jones: Mad About The Boy: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy: Mad About the Boy

byHelen Fielding

Hardcover | October 15, 2013

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Bridget Jones is back!
   When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones' Diary, charting the life of a 30-something 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 nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 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.

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...
Title:Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy: Mad About the BoyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.61 × 6.6 × 1.38 inPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345807952

ISBN - 13:9780345807953

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Love the books, wonderful to read, quite funny
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good this is a good book.shes talented and has such good things to say! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from enjoyed the first two books This one just didn't really draw me in. It was like Twitter was the centre of the universe and getting a man was all that mattered. Of course Bridget deserved to be happy but did we really need to read all those Tweets? This book just lacked the appeal that the first two books had.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Ok read, I found it a little hard to get into.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you enjoy Bridget Jones then read it! I enjoyed this book because I have read the other Bridget Jones novels but otherwise it felt a bit scattered and out of place. After I started reading it I checked to make sure I hadn't missed a book in the series. Once I got past that I really enjoyed the book.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Always so funny gets you in the feels, great laugh as always!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always love these books I've been a fan of the Bridget Jones series since the beginning and loved reading a new one.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought for an Aunt! She was a fan of the movies so i bought this for her birthday and she loved it!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bridget is back! Same old Bridget, yet not the same. Sad, funny and heart-warming.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always a delightful read I love these books, was so sad one of my favorite characters did not make it into this story but loved it any ways
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from funny as always bridget jones is a delightful read
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good laugh It took me a while to accept the surprising plot turn at the start of the book, but by the end I was thoroughly enjoying this story. It's classic Bridget, but with the problems of a 50-year-old, not a thirty-something. I think any fan of the original books would also enjoy this book.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny Worth the read if you are a Bridget Jones fan.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strangely heart-breaking, but still good After the previous Bridget Jones books, this one struck me as a bit strange at first. We meet Bridget in her early 50s here. (What? Is it even possible for Bridge to get that old?? It certainly felt odd, but such is life!) I won't spoil what happens in the book but despite her characteristic humour, good intentions, and muddles, there is a very poignant, heart-breaking side to this book. I honestly had to put it down a few times and it made me think about how I would act if I were in her shoes. Still, Fielding stays true to her style and true to the characters. Give it a read but be warned that it's not nearly as light-hearted and flippant as the first book.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun read like most Bridget Jones' titles. Nothing really new here. But worth a read if you like the series. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious!! Hilarious as always. I love this series.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book It isn't as good as the first two but it was still quite humorous at times and enjoyable to read
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay read Enjoyed reading as Bridget is still humorous as always; although I would have preferred if Mark Darcy's character was in it.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok The author seems to miss the mark a but with rhus one The author misses the mark with this book ! Definitely misses the genuine sweetness that is Bridget from the first two ! it was just okay
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bridget at her Finest I cannot wait for this book to be made into the 3rd movie!!! I could see all the characters in fine, crazy form. Quite the departure from the original two, but definitely a fabulous read. I love Bridget Jones - I am Mad About the Girl. Thank you Helen Fielding!!
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy Sad that there is no Mark Darcy....but think the world of Bridge...awesome novel and wonderful ending
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bridget Jones, Mad About The Boy An okay read. Not as good as the Bridget Jones' Diary.
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bridget Jones Mad About The Boy Fabulous as always! Can't wait for the movie!
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I thought the characterization of Bridget was outstanding! She faced a traumatic life experience that could easily happen to anyone and faced it with strength and self doubt at the same time.
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! A fun and easy to read book that had me laughing out loud at times. I found that I could relate to this boom. It was not what I expected based on other reviews that I read about but it turned out to be but a welcome surprise.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! I thought it was a bit hard to keep up with in the beginning with the changing timeline, but in the end I couldn't put it down! Great! Same old Bridget! A nice ending to the story started in the previous books, though I would have liked to have found out what happened to Mark at the start
Date published: 2014-02-05
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 3 out of 5 by from Great read! Great story line, but would of been better if written like a story rather than random diary entries...found it hard to read b-c of this.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not so funny as the other two It's a light read don't expect too much deep and meaningful from Bridget. She is an older version of her silly self, still lovable though.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Managet A really nice book and I am looking forward to the movie!
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Managet Funny, witty and a great read!
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Managet Found it difficult to get in to un like the others which i could not put down, find myself forcing to read it. Once i got past chapter 2 found it a bit more barable.
Date published: 2014-01-28
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 Managet Really enjoyed this book and you feel as though Rene Zellweger is coming to life again as Bridget Jones. Very funny and keeping up with the ever changing world!
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Managet I was excited to read this book having enjoyed the previous instalments and I wasn't disappointed. Helen fielding has updated Bridget with the introduction of social media whilst keeping the same characters and introducing some vivid new characters. Thankfully she has kept the diary like entries (always entertaining) and kept Bridget a loveable character who has grown since her debut.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Managet Being a HUGE fan of the movies I quickly snapped up this book when it came out. Let's just say I really hope they get right on making this into the next movie. I had never read any of Helen Fieldings books so had no idea the movies run just as she writes with the flowing dialogue that you can only hear in your own head! As a woman over fifty I was laughing out loud at many of the situations our dear Bridget finds herself in or it might be better phrased "puts" herself in. If you want a book that flows well, will give you some laughs with it's British-ness and just be a good read at the end of a busy day, this is the book for you.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Managet I enjoyed the book but not so much the way it is to be read
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Managet Confession: when I had heard that Mark Darcy would not be in the book, I was hesitant to read it. Having said that I really did enjoy it. Bridget isn't Bridget without awkward dating scenes, embarrassing moments and dry, sarcastic wit. She is still disorganized, clumsy at times, and constantly battling her eating habits, but she remains true to herself and that's why I continue to read about her.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Managet This book lives up to the previous ones in the series. Helen Fielding has captured Bridget as she ages perfectly! It's full of funny & embarrassing moments that makes this book a page turner. I read it in two days
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Managet I loved the book. It made me laugh and cry. I could imagine Bridget doing everything which was making me laugh a lot. A lot of people have slated this book because Bridget is supposed to be older, more mature and with children but I think it has been brilliantly written. If Bridget had matured it would make for boring reading. I would recommend this book to any Bridget jones lover!
Date published: 2014-01-23
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

Editorial Reviews

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLERFINALIST 2014 – Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize“Snappily written, observationally astute and at times genuinely moving. Its big heart, incisive observations, nice sentences, vivid characters and zippy pace make it a book you could happily spend the night with. 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 “In reviving Bridget now, Fielding has dared to question the happy ending, and in doing so she holds a mirror up to our changing values. True love is not guaranteed for life, even in romcoms, and women in their 40s and 50s are no longer prepared to fade away, alone and invisible. Those of us who loved her the first time will be glad to welcome her back—big pants, fillers and all.” —Stephanie Merritt, The Guardian  “The everywoman problems Bridget had as a thirtysomething single—Is it ridiculous for me to wear thigh-high boots? Will I die alone?—translate pretty seamlessly to middle-age singlehood. When she’s hitting the club for the first time in a decade or undergoing a regrettable Botox treatment, it’s the same old Bridget.” —Los Angeles Times  “Although the laughs are still there aplenty, there is also a sad, bittersweet edge to the novel that makes it feel…a lot more grown up, like our gal herself. I laughed, I cried and most of all I loved…. Bridget’s back—which is nothing short of ‘totes amazog’ as she herself now likes to say. Hurrah!” —Sarah Lawrence, Daily Mail“Our favorite British heroine Bridget Jones is joining the motherhood industrial complex. Author Helen Fielding (who is one of the most brilliant comedic authors of our time) is bringing back Bridget, her granny pants, and now a nursing bra.... I swear, October [the release date] can’t get here fast enough!... I’ve been waiting almost a decade for its release and when it comes out, I plan to move somewhere far, far away from my kids so I can read it with both enjoyment and peace and a good glass of Chardonnay.” —Joanna Mazewski, Babble