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 Bad, outdated phrase approaching!—middle age.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
In Fielding's novel, beloved Bridget Jones is now 51 years old and a widow, raising her two young children alone after the death of husband Mark Darcy. With her signature diary entries and comical obsession with minutiae, Bridget forges ahead into unfamiliar worlds as she uses Twitter, tries to write a screenplay, and dates a sexy "toy boy" 20 years her junior. Narrator Bond is perfect as Bridget, conveying her humorously self-deprecating insecurity, her joyous highs and depressed lows, and all her inevitable comic mishaps and social awkwardness. She also slips easily into a variety of spot-on character voices, including sophisticated Talitha, supercilious Mr. Wallaker (a schoolteacher who turns out to be more than meets the eye), sexy Roxter (the aforementioned toy boy), and Mabel, Bridget's young daughter. Bond's brilliant narration will have listeners cheering Bridget on, and makes this audiobook a must-listen. A Knopf hardcover.
Mad About The Boy, had me laughing and crying throughout the book! Definitely a great read!
So V. Disappointing
Thank God they never made a movie of this one. Re-reading the whole Bridget Jones series, but forgot how truly disappointing this volume is. Very slow, tedious, utterly unbelievable and a struggle to stay interested in the story.
Not quite the same
It was with high enthusiasm that I bought the book as I had enjoyed the previous ones and the title was very enticing. But I must admit I had a hard time to get into it. I felt bored at times with the whole Roxter story. But I desperately wanted to know how it would end so I kept reading and in the last 200 pages read it fast. By the way the Part Four is written Part One in the pages so needs to be corrected. I knew I was long gone from Part One ! 😳😄.
Still this is our Bridget and I still love her !