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

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy

byHelen Fielding

Paperback | June 3, 2014

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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 BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.95 × 5.18 × 1.02 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345807960

ISBN - 13:9780345807960

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Found this book more serious I did like th book, It was a bit more serious and less of the witty humor. I was devastated to learn that Mark Darcy had passed away but happy to know that Bridget is a mom of 2. This book was fun to read and Bridget still gets into her hi jinks.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as hilarious as the first. I love the wit, the character and the shenanigans. One of my favourite series. Loved hearing about Bridget later in life.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wanted to love this so badly... I really did! But sadly, I couldn't even finish it as it just fell completely flat. A real disappointment.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An hilarious and entertaining read Bridget Jones is back and single again! Her husband, Mark Darcy, passed away 5 years earlier, and she is raising their two children alone in London. As a single mom, Bridget has to deal with vomit, head lice, and other kid-related catastrophes, as well as with new technologies such as texting, Twitter and online dating. Life is hard, but she keeps “buggering on”. When she meets a hot younger man, she starts feeling alive again. Could this be a new beginning for the loveable “singleton”? Once I got over the shock that Mark Darcy was dead, I quite enjoyed the story. In fact, I don’t think there would have been a third book if Mark was still alive, as it would not have been as interesting a story. Reading the third installment of the Bridget Jones series feels like meeting with friends you haven’t seen for years. Bridget has the same pals with the addition of a couple more. The book is written as a diary and in the first person, like its predecessors. And as before, Bridget finds herself in hilarious predicaments. However, I thought it was odd that Daniel was godparent to her children. Would someone name an ex-boyfriend as a godparent, especially when this person is immature and untrustworthy? I wouldn’t in a million years leave my child alone with this guy! However, while the ending of the book was a bit predictable, it was nevertheless satisfying. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy was a fun and entertaining read, and I think people who loved the first two books in the series will enjoy this one too. I wonder if a movie is in the works… If it is, I would love to see it! Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh I'm not yet done this novel; however, I find myself a little disappointed. It's not as good as the others. Hopefully it will get better before the end. I guess it's holding true to the old adage that a sequel is never as good as the original. Disappointing buy.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SHE'S BACK!!! I was so happy when I saw this on the shelves at Chapters!! It has been way too long since we last heard from Bridget. PICK THIS BOOK UP ASAP!!
Date published: 2014-08-11

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