The name should ring a bell! Bridget Jones? Indeed, Helen Fielding is the author of this succesful series and also the reason why Renee Zellweger enchanted us in the film with the same name.
Helen fielding created not only one of the bestselling books of the 1990’s, she also created a whole new genre of “chick lit”. Funnily enough the Bridget Jones’s Diary began as a column she wrote anonymous for The Independent in 1995. The column was only a way to finance another novel about cultural differences in the Caribbean, but when the people started praising the column she put her own name to the Diaries.
My favourite quote from the Diaries:
“I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second”More info here
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