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Old 11-06-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Helen Fielding

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Do you know of any writers/books similar to Helen Fielding and her books Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Cause Celeb, Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination...
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Less outright comedy, but first person chick-lit, are Emily Giffin's books, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue, which are related but can stand alone, and Babyproof, and Love The One You're With, which aren't related. I liked them. Easy and a bit fluffy, but hey, so is Helen Fielding! (Not so much laugh out loud funny, though.)

I Don't Know How She Does It is also good, blanking on the author, and funnier than the Giffin books.
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Less outright comedy, but first person chick-lit, are Emily Giffin's books, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue, which are related but can stand alone, and Babyproof, and Love The One You're With, which aren't related. I liked them. Easy and a bit fluffy, but hey, so is Helen Fielding! (Not so much laugh out loud funny, though.)

I Don't Know How She Does It is also good, blanking on the author, and funnier than the Giffin books.
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I Don't Know How She Does It is also good, blanking on the author, and funnier than the Giffin books.
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Do you know of any writers/books similar to Helen Fielding and her books Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Cause Celeb, Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination...
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"Bridget Jones's Diary" is, as the author cheerfully admits, a "modern day re-telling" of "Pride and Prejudice" (did you think that it was just a coincidence that one of the main characters is called "Mark Darcy"? ), so you could always read the "original" which is, IMHO, one of the most entertaining and just plain funny books ever written!
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"Bridget Jones's Diary" is, as the author cheerfully admits, a "modern day re-telling" of "Pride and Prejudice" (did you think that it was just a coincidence that one of the main characters is called "Mark Darcy"? ), so you could always read the "original" which is, IMHO, one of the most entertaining and just plain funny books ever written!
Frankly speaking it is not for me. I didn't read any of the mentioned above books. It is for my wife. She really enjoyed all Helen Fielding's books. She liked her language and humour and ideas(such as although it is considered a chick literature, Fielding is not saying: all men pigs, but to the contrary shows how silly women might be etc.), and wifie would like to read a similar stuff, preferable written by British writers (because of the language, she is ESOL tutor, although a bloody foreigner like me ).
So far, I found two more books for her: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger and Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golde. Although it is not the same style.
I will tell her about Pride and Prejudice.
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Just tried to google for chick literature and found many useful links
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Not to forget Georgette Heyer. Well written, witty and fundamentally satisfying.
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