NBC’s Today show will feature Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding as the second pick for its Today Book Club. This will include both televised and Google Hangout appearances by the author of the beloved Bridget Jones series.
Even though the book won’t come out until October 15, you can follow this link to watch the first Today show interview with Fielding. Here’s an excerpt, with the author talking about her new book:
Well, I dared to make her in her 50s. I thought, you know what, when I wrote the first Bridget, the idea of this 30-something single woman was still a spinster going to end up dying alone and being eaten by a dog and I thought the same thing is going on with the 50-something woman. She has a tight perm and a shopping bag. She’s past her sell by date. All the stereotypes aren’t reflecting what’s really happening. Women are what used to be called middle aged and still have it going on.