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The Well Read Kitty. It reminded me of just how much I love the character of Bridget Jones created by Helen Fielding. Bridget is a no nonsense British girl who just wants to lose a little weight...and fall in love. She chronicles her hilarious adventures in a diary. Bridget lays bare in her diary all the insecurities that all of us women feel. She talks about her battles with weight, her attempts to quit smoking, her troubles with men, her family...everything that any woman would write in her diary privately, but it's here for the world to read. Bridget can make you laugh and cry. You almost forget that she is a fictional character because she is so real.
Here are a couple of memorable quotes from the book:
"It struck me as pretty ridiculous to be called Mr. Darcy and to stand on your own looking snooty at a party. It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden, shouting "Cathy" and banging your head against a tree." Bridget Jones's Diary
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces." Bridget Jones's Diary