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  • Published: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780099593669
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99
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I Take You




‘Whip-smart, pacy, and truly hilarious. The Bridget Jones’ Diary for our times, you’ll probably read it in one sitting because that’s how good it is’ Stylist Magazine

‘Whip-smart, pacy, and truly hilarious. The Bridget Jones’ Diary for our times, you’ll probably read it in one sitting because that’s how good it is’ Stylist

I’m getting married. He’s perfect! It’s a disaster.

Note to self:

Do not tell future-mother-in-law that you got into Harvard Law School by sleeping with the Dean of Admissions.

Do not sing Beyoncé-style while representing client in major court deposition (actually, that one kinda works).

Do not buy into the social construct of fidelity. But hey, for an easy life, do not let Will find out about all the other men (esp. my boss/his boss/his best friend).

Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer extraordinaire, blushing bride. And totally incapable of being faithful to one man. As the big day dawns, one thing's for certain, Lily's in for a hell of a surprise...

  • Pub date: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780099593669
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Eliza Kennedy

Like Lily, Eliza Kennedy attended Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Like Lily, after graduation Eliza moved to New York where she worked for a prestigious Manhattan law firm. Unlike Lily, Eliza lives happily in New York with her husband and son. This is her first novel, which she was inspired to write whilst at the gym, and describes as ‘the only good thing that has ever happened to me at a gym. Ever.’


Praise for I Take You

“Funny, smart and controversial”

Andreina Cordani, Cosmopolitan

“[A] smart update on chick lit…as bracing as a margarita in a Manhattan bar… Very funny, very sharp and very modern”

Metro

“Magnificent…packed with great one-liners… This is a laugh-out-loud book [with] extremely smart writing”

Christena Appleyard, Daily Mail

“One of the funniest debut voices of the year”

Grazia

“[A] romping summer read… Sheer unadulterated and adulterous fun”

Stylist

“[A] romping summer read… Sheer unadulterated and adulterous fun”

Stylist

“whip-smart, pacy, and truly hilarious. The Bridget Jones’ Diary for our times, you’ll probably read it in one sitting because that’s how good it is.”

Stylist Magazine

“A salty, lively first novel… In the fine tradition of screwball-comedy brides[,] the book’s dialogue is crackling, bawdy and modern”

New York Times

“I started reading Sunday morning, finished Sunday afternoon, have not laughed this hard or this much at a book since Bridget Jones's Diary. It was 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

“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

“The smartest, sexiest, funniest (like, hilarious) beach read on the shelves right now.”

Huffington Post

“This is a racy, pacy, funny read.”

Cathy Rentzenbrink, Bookseller

“In the first big beach read of the season, New York lawyer and bride-to-be Lily Wilder has a hard time staying faithful to her perfect fiance´—but that won’t stop this hilarious debut novel from winning you over and warming your heart.”

Entertainment Weekly

“This debut novel’s take on modern gender roles is aggressively provocative. It’s also funny and, eventually, wise.”

People Magazine

“Sparkles with candor and wit... Kennedy’s ribald story is both engaging and atypical, the perfect combination for a new voice in women’s fiction.”

Publishers Weekly

“A whip-smart, whip-fast debut… One for the beach”

Sonia Haria, Sunday Telegraph STELLA LOVES

“Smart, pacy, and hysterically funny”

Deirdre Oâ??Brien, Sunday Mirror

“This provocative debut explores whether monogamy is all it’s cracked up to be”

Glamour

“Witty, sparkling and a dissection of monogamy and happiness... Entertaining”

Lady

“Here is a heroine who scores a solid ten on the sass-o-meter, and she made the whole reading experience a hoot… Guilt-free fun with this deliciously rampant romp.”

Sarah Hughes, Heat


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