From the FBF Library! Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

1 copy of the book will be given away on Friday, October 14, 2016, along with some awesome FBF Swag!

We’re giving away some cool FBF swag along with our Library book this week. 1 lucky winner will receive the book plus: 1 FBF Bookplate, 1 FBF Bookmark, and 1 FBF Pen, created especially for our readers!

About the Book:

Bridget Jones’s Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton on a permanent doomed quest for self-improvement. Caught between the joys of Singleton fun, and the fear of dying alone and being found three weeks later half eaten by an Alsatian; tortured by Smug Married friends asking, “How’s your love life?” with lascivious, yet patronizing leers, Bridget resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, visit the gym three times a week not just to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult and learn to program the VCR. With a blend of flighty charm, existential gloom, and endearing self-deprecation, Bridget Jones’s Diary has touched a raw nerve with millions of readers the world round. Read it and laugh—before you cry, “Bridget Jones is me!”

The iconic #1 bestseller by Helen Fielding; Bridget Jones is now the inspiration for the September 2016 Working Title film release of Bridget Jones’s Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey and Emma Thompson. Check out the website (including the trailer for the new movie) at www.bridgetjonesmovie.com!

About the Author:

Helen Fielding (born 19 February 1958) is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the fictional character Bridget Jones, and a sequence of novels and films beginning with the life of a thirtysomething singleton in London trying to make sense of life and love.

Bridget Jones’s Diary (1996) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1999) were published in 40 countries and sold more than 15 million copies. The two films of the same name achieved worldwide success. In a survey conducted by The Guardian newspaper, Bridget Jones’s Diary was named as one of the ten novels that best defined the 20th century.

In November 2012, Fielding announced she had begun writing the third instalment in the Bridget Jones series. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy was published in Autumn 2013 with first-day sales in the UK exceeding 46,000 copies. It was the second biggest selling novel of 2013 in the UK, occupied the number one spot on the Sunday Times bestseller list for a total of 26 weeks and has sold over two million copies in 36 countries. In her review for The New York Times Book Review, Sarah Lyall called the novel ‘sharp and humorous’ and said that Fielding had ‘allowed her heroine to grow up into someone funnier and more interesting than she was before.’

Giveaway info:

Title: Bridget Jones’s Diary
Author: Helen Fielding
Publisher: Penguin

1 copy of the book (along with FBF swag) will be given away on Friday, October 14, 2016!

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