Bridget Jones is coming back with her cigarettes, bottles of wine and, of course, her trusty diary!

Helen Fielding's latest book Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy will hit bookstores October 15, TODAY announced in a special sneak peek.

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While Bridget famously battled her weight, made a mess of her love life and confronted a host of other issues in the 1996 bestseller Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in 2001, 12 years later the awkward but lovable character is still single and battling a brand new aspect of her usual problems:

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“You see, this is the trouble with the modern world," writes Bridget in an excerpt from the book. "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.”

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Bridget has come up with a new rule for her modern problem: “Do not text when drunk.”

What is your all-time favorite Bridget Jones moment from the books or movies? Do you hope Renee Zellweger will play Bridget for a third time or do you want to see someone new? Tell us in the comments section or tweet us @OKMagazine.


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