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Helen Fielding

Biography

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire. She worked for many years in London as a newspaper and TV journalist, travelling as wildly and as often as possibly to Africa, India and Central America. She is the author of five novels --- CAUSE CELEB, BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY, BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON, OLIVIA JOULES AND THE OVERACTIVE IMAGINATION and BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY --- and co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY and the sequel based on THE EDGE OF REASON. She now works full-time as a novelist and screenwriter and lives in London and Los Angeles.

Helen Fielding

Books by Helen Fielding

by Helen Fielding - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Back in the day --- 17 years ago, to be exact --- Helen Fielding and her thirtysomething, potty-mouthed, diary-keeping singleton practically invented Chick Lit. There was a sequel in 1999, then nothing. Now our desperate, ditzy heroine is back, still obsessing over her weight and still looking for love.

by Helen Fielding - Humor

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, the diary has touched a raw nerve with millions of readers the world round. Read it, laugh and crash your head onto the table before you cry, "Bridget Jones is me!"