It is no secret to anyone that knows me, above all, those who can read, and/or have no hearing impairments, that I LOVE Bridget Jones. The Edge of Reason is one of my favorite books ever. The part with the little Filipino boy, the rabbits and the wooden balls, had me laughing so hard, a teacher threw me out of class in law school.** It is also no secret that, though excited at first about the Bridget column being revived by The Independent last year, I’ve come to HATE*** this BJ impostor almost as much as I loved the original drunk, chandelier-swinging singleton.
I have stopped religiously following the column, though every couple of months I browse through them just to make sure Bridget hasn’t been abducted by aliens, is carrying Elvis’s offspring or has come out of the closet to reveal that she is really a man that had a sex change at the age of 12 (the column has gotten so ridiculous I wouldn’t put any of these things above Fielding!).
My only comfort was that, surely, that load of bullocks Fielding’s writing now would NEVER be published as a book, tainting the greatness she’d penned before. “Honestly who would even offer to buy that manuscript?” I would arrogantly comment while roaring with laughter. “She’ll have a hard time getting anyone to read past the third chapter of that two-bit soap opera.”
Oh, but I am innocent beyond my years, dear readers, and a bit of an idiot if I might add LOL. Read this!!!!!
Bridget Jones’s Diary author Helen Fielding, who at the age of 48 is pregnant with her second child, has revealed that she is to revive everyone’s favorite singleton, Bridget Jones, in an upcoming book—the third installment in the series.
I don’t think there’s enough space in this world for me and both these Bridgets. One of us will have to be locked away in a white padded cell, and I’m thinking it will be me. After all I’ve no money, and millions of people around the world don’t adore me. *sniff* So yeah, I better get going now... So long everyone, it was nice meeting you all. *sob*
**Yes, I shamelessly sit in the back and read during school lectures.
***Helen Fielding’s brain must have been addled by motherhood or else—she’s a downright idiot trying to foister this horrid creature she claims is Bridget on her devoted fans!