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Waddup, book nerds! Welcome back for Season 5. This week we read Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding. Already a success in the UK, this book sat high on The New York Times Bestseller List when it was released in 2008. The Guardian newspaper named Bridget Jones’s Diary one of the ten novels that best defined the 20th century. It spawned a book series and three motion pictures starring Renée Zellweger. But WHY? We break it down.

Mean Book Club is four ladies (from UCB-NY, HuffPost, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast (almost) every Tuesday!

If you want to read ahead for our 5th season, here’s the reading list:

- Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
- How To Win Friends by Dale Carnegie
- Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
- I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max
- Congo by Michael Crichton
- Dianetics by L Ron Hubbard
- The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn

We’ve got a live show coming up at Caveat in NYC on Saturday, September 14. We’re reading "A Woman's Worth" by Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson! Link to tickets here:

Send any future book suggestions to! Follow us on the socials @meanbookclub!

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