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New 'Bridget Jones' book title revealed

May 28, 2013 at 7:47 AM ET



Video: The latest book in the hugely popular Bridget Jones series of books by Helen Fielding has been revealed. The book is set to be published in October.

Bridget Jones is back, and this time she’s dealing with an entire new range of nightmares: skinny jeans, social media and technology.

The book's title, "Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy," was announced in a sneak peek Tuesday on TODAY.

The new Bridget Jones book comes out in October.
Alfred A. Knopf Publishers
The new Bridget Jones book comes out in October.

Author Helen Fielding's latest, which will be available later this year, wouldn't be a Bridget book if there weren't some dating tips. Her newest rule? “Do not text when drunk.” In an excerpt, the entry reads:

“You see, this is the trouble with the modern world. If it was the days of letter-writing, I would never even have started to find his address, a pen, a piece of paper, an envelope, a stamp, and gone outside at 11.30 p.m. to find a postbox. A text is gone at the brush of a fingertip, like a nuclear bomb or Exocet missile.”

The book follows the first two installments of the plucky singleton's saga. The first, "Bridget Jones's Diary," was made into a movie with Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth, as well as the second, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason." The latest book is available for pre-order now and will be released in October.

In the meantime, there's nothing left to do but celebrate with a glass of red wine and a stirring rendition of Celine Dion's “All by Myself.”


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