I Take You

  • by Eliza Kennedy
  • Narrated by Julia Whelan
  • 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Brilliantly executed and endlessly funny, this pause-resistant debut showcases one of the most winning, irrepressible voices since Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones.
I'm getting married.
He's perfect!
It's a disaster.
Meet Lily Wilder - New Yorker, lawyer, and bride-to-be. She has a dream job, great friends, a family full of charismatic and loving women, and a total catch of a fiancé.
Also? She has no business getting married.
Lily's fiancé, Will, is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five), and completely incapable of being faithful to just one man. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he really know her? As the wedding approaches, Lily's nights - and mornings, and afternoons - of booze, laughter, and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.
Bridget Jones's Diary meets Where'd You Go, Bernadette in this joyous and ribald debut, introducing a self-assured protagonist whose choices raise fresh questions about gender, politics, monogamy, and the true meaning of fidelity.


What the Critics Say

"I have not laughed this hard or this much at a book since Bridget Jones's Diary. I Take You is wickedly smart, hilariously funny, sexy, clever, and stupidly accomplished for a first novel. In short, the most enjoyable read I have had in YEARS. I completely loved it." (Jane Green, New York Times best-selling author of Tempting Fate)
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I Take You is the funniest book I've read all year. I drank four bottles of chardonnay by myself because I couldn't get to a book club fast enough. Eliza Kennedy makes infidelity sexy again!" (Gary Shteyngart, New York Times best-selling author of Super Sad True Love Story)
"I Take You is sexy and smart in equal measure - Eliza Kennedy's heroine Lily Wilder is great fun to be around, even if she's not always sure who she's taking to bed. Kennedy's witty and brash voice will win you over by the end of the first page." (Emma Straub, New York Times best-selling author of The Vacationers)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I'm not sure why I continued listening to this. The primary character was just awful - it seemed like the author was trying to make her seem cool & funny but nothing she said or did was funny - it just seemed like the author was trying too hard. I wasn't bothered by the main characters promiscuity, nor her alcohol & drug use but her behavior was more like a college student than an adult & it was pathetic & not funny. Don't waste your credits or time on this one.
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- MichelleO

Unredeeming characters!!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I kept waiting for the main character of the book to come to her senses but then I realized, this was a book about narcissists. The only person who seems to have had some sort of epiphany about bad behavior shows up towards the end. I only liked the main character during a single courtroom and that was because the opposing attorney was more of an ass than she was!

Has I Take You turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I believe in chick lit!

What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is why I got this book. I have loved her narrations of other more enjoyable books. She is just fab.

Do you think I Take You needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I hope not. Why would anyone care about these awful people?

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- Rita T

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio