Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
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.
Praise for Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy:
“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
Praise for Helen Fielding and Bridget Jones:
“Bridget Jones is a joy and comfort, and Helen Fielding is bloody great.”
“To come up with a character who is lovable, ingenuous and a crack social commentator called for a mixture of kooky wit and razor-sharp professionalism. Fielding fits both categories.”
“Life is full of guilty pleasures, and reading Bridget Jones’s diary is one of them.... Being Bridget’s soulmate is also to possess a sixth sense for the zeitgeist, a clutch of faithful friends and bags of Panglossian optimism.... Like that other gifted commentator Woody Allen, [Fielding] makes modern urban neuroses, if not art, then at least very, very funny.”
“Beneath the humour, Helen Fielding has penned a crucial analysis of the modern mating ritual, she has articulated the traumas of a generation.... Like the best comics, Helen Fielding situates her humour close to some dark, even tragic issues.”