Don't get me wrong, there are a number of funny lines in this book that made me giggle. But that's what the one star is for. Aside from that, the main character in this book is one of the most repulsive characters I have ever come across in fiction. If I were Helen Fielding I would be extremely offended by comparisons to Bridget Jones.
Bridget Jones, whilst neurotic, ditsy and insecure, is realistically so, and has positive traits alongside these more irritating ones. She is intelligent, warm, and she she gives a damn about things other than herself. The same cannot be said for the character in this book. She is self obsessed, neurotic, vain and unbelievably stupid, to the point of absurdity. It almost seems as if it's meant to be a satire, but it clearly meant to be a straightforward romantic comedy, in the same genre as Bridget Jones. The idea that such a person could hold down a respectable job, and receive the affection from not one man but many, is ludicrous. She is hateful and offensive, and the fact that she is intended to represent women is a grave blow to feminism.