Bridget Goes Bonkers

Bridget Goes Bonkers

The title of Helen Fielding’s upcoming Bridget Jones novel—to be published October 15—has been revealed. Mad About the Boy will follow Bridget Jones’ Diary (1996) and The Edge of Reason (1999), which sold over 15 million copies combined and spawned two blockbuster films starring Renée Zellwegger. This time, says publisher Knopf, Bridget “is also immersed in texting and experimenting with social media, with an accent on ‘social.’” But some things haven’t changed: Britain’s beloved bachelorette still loves her Chardonnay. In an excerpt from the book, a liquor-fueled faux pas inspires “Dating Rule No. 1: Do not text when drunk.” (Photo credit: Miramax Films.)

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.