by Sukey HowardJune, 2000
Must hear BridgetThursday 1st of June. 8:10 a.m. Weight: 129 lbs, Calories: 2399 (v.g.) Just got Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, on tape. Is sequel to super-sensational Bridget Jones's Diary and cause for multiple Hurrahs! She speaks to self as no other author can. 8:45 a.m. Added Hurrahs for Tracie Bennett's absolutely brilliant "Bridget" performance. Must phone all close friends to alert them that much wisdom, accurate take on world especially for singletons and continuous laughter is in store for listeners. 10:30 a.m. Late for work, can't wait to find out if Bridget maintains functional relationship with adult male for whole of story. 9:30 p.m. Driving in circles, can't leave car for fear of missing Bridget's adventures in Thailand with handsome, drug-dealing scoundrel and idiot foreign service functionaries. 10:58 p.m. Nothing on answer-phone, so can finish last cassette. Am with Bridget in every way and cross fingers for happy outcome. Maybe will become a "Smug Married." 12:17 a.m. Must beg Fielding to write next book ASAP, as finding life without Bridget's antics unbearably dull.