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Bridget Jones : mad about the boy / Helen Fielding.

By: Fielding, Helen, 1958- [author.].
London : Jonathan Cape, 2013Description: 390 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780224098106 (paperback).Other title: Mad about the boy.Subject(s): Single women -- England -- London -- Fiction | Jones, Bridget (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | London (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Humorous fiction. | Chick lit.DDC classification: 823/.914 Summary: Londonite Bridget Jones faces the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by, the nightmares of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need ninety buttons and three remotes to simply turn on.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

" What do you do when a girlfriend's 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend's 30th? 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? Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood? Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day? Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what SOME people rudely and outdatedly call 'middle age'. The long-awaited return of a much-loved character, Bridget Jones- Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious."

Londonite Bridget Jones faces the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by, the nightmares of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need ninety buttons and three remotes to simply turn on.

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True to character, Bridget continues to bumble and stumble forward, sideways, and oftentimes backwards in her disheveled life. In this installment (after The Edge of Reason), Bridget, now in her early 50s, is mourning Mark Darcy, the love of her life, and raising two small children on her own. At the same time, friends and family encourage her to get back into the dating scene. The format is familiar: Bridget's second-by-second reckonings of perceived major events in her life-Twitter account activity, texts received (or not received) from romantic prospects, weight loss and gain, number of calories taken in, number of bags of shredded cheese consumed, number of nits (lice) found in her and her children's hair, and how many people she and her children have infected-all detailed in unfortunate half-sentences that seem to mirror her scattered thought processes. Only a true Bridget Jones devotee could enjoy this book and the tired punch lines that miss their mark. The author seems to have overlooked the possibilities of a mature, fully aware Bridget Jones who has grown up to become an interesting, functioning, believable person. Narrator Samantha Bond does an adequate job in her delivery of the material, with a pleasing, posh British accent. Verdict Recommended only where there is patron demand.-Laura Brosie, Abilene, TX (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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