Confessions of a Paris Party Girl

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl

by Vicki Lesage

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Overview

A sassy American embarks on a new life in France in this #1 Amazon Best Seller... When newly-single party girl Vicki moves to Paris, she hopes to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proves to be much more difficile than she imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Outspoken and shamelessly honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.

Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will French bureaucracy ever cut her a break?

"An entertaining inside look at what it's like to be a 20-something American girl in the city of love." - Global Living Magazine

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is a delicious cocktail of the humor of Tina Fey, the candor of Amy Poehler, and the self-deprecating charm of Mindy Kaling. You'll feel as if you're chatting over a bottle of wine with your new best friend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494701529
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/12/2014
Series: American in Paris , #1
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Amazon best-selling author Vicki Lesage proves daily that raising French kids isn't as easy as the hype lets on. In her snippets of spare time, she writes, sips bubbly, and prepares for the impending zombie apocalypse. She lives in St. Louis (after 11 years in Paris) with her French husband, rambunctious son, and charming daughter, all of whom mercifully don't laugh when she says "au revoir." She penned the American in Paris series in between diaper changes and wine refills. You can read more at VickiLesage.com.

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Confessions of a Paris Party Girl 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Holly More than 1 year ago
This memoir and series that Vicki Lesage has written of her life living as an American in Paris, has to be one of the best memoir series to date that I have read! To have Vicki tell it how everything happen without holding much back except for a certain flight back home for the holidays in which I think it was smart to not go into full details with that! I have read Petite Confessions in which she has her two children by then but, to read this book that explains how she got to France to meeting her husband just makes Petite Confessions even better now, knowing certain stuff! If you are looking for a lighthearted but funny memoir, you need to read this book and series!! Thank You to Vicki Lesage for writing this first book of what life in really like in Paris as an American!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways!
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, author Vicki Lesage, is an American expatriate who weaves an entertaining memoir that provides an account of the first six years of her life in Paris, France. Written in a sassy style, Vicki transports the reader to Paris, France, where they get a glimpse into her new life. Her memoir is full of hilarious snippets of her adventures, mishaps, and trials and tribulations, that provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. From getting her drink on, to sampling delicious croissants, to attracting quirky Frenchmen, to her issues with the French bureaucracy, this newly transplanted Paris Party Girl sure made a splash in the City of Light. As the reader gets a glimpse into the author's new life abroad, you can't help but wish that you went along for the ride! Ooh la la! Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is a fast paced and thoroughly entertaining memoir that can be read in a day. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
I’ve had the pleasure of reading books by Vicki before so I knew exactly what I was getting this time. Young twenty something single girl from the US going to spend some time in France … what could possibly go wrong!? From the moment she arrives and sees the tiny apartment that she has trouble accessing you know it’s not going to be an easy ride. Learning how to behave in a foreign country, the language, traditions, food it’s a laugh a minute when you see it through Vicki’s eyes. It’s light easy reading that will have you in stitches at some of the antics .. I felt as though I was tagging along as the ‘boring’ friend sometimes as I raised my eyebrows at the next scrape she gets into. Let’s just say she knows how to party and makes the most of the situation. There is a love interest in this one so the next in the series should follow Vicki as she matures. Great little book if you want to escape to Paris for a few hours, the descriptive writing is lovely and the smiles on every page make it a worthwhile read. Thanks to the author and Reading Addiction Book Tours for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest opinion.
Cecile-Sune-Book-Obsessed More than 1 year ago
Vicki Lesage, an American from St. Louis, Missouri, finds herself newly single at 25. When she loses her job in an IT company, she decides it is the perfect time to move to France and start over. As soon as she arrives, she relishes the delicious food and rich culture. However, she soon finds out that making new friends is not as easy as she thought and that life in Paris can be expensive. Dating is also a bit tricky when you barely speak the language. But there is nothing the self-described party girl can’t handle. In this memoir, Vicki Lesage relates with humor her experiences with French bureaucracy and the challenges of being a foreigner in France. From the hassle of shopping with a credit card to the difficulties of adapting to the French way of working, the author always stays positive and upbeat. In fact, her love of France is evident in the book in spite of the country’s idiosyncracies. Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is a fun and entertaining read. In addition, I love the beautiful cover design. The only negative comment I would have is that there are a few errors in French here and there, but this shouldn’t bother the non-French-speaking readers. Confessions of a Paris Party Girl was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review. Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.
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wordsandpeace More than 1 year ago
Very smart, witty and funny story about what it means to turn from tourist to resident in Paris. Believe me, I have read my share on expat stories, and even expat stories in Paris. And I can assure you this one tops them all! This is Vicki’s own story, beginning in Paris with renting an apartment she found on Craigslist! Yes, and it did work, after quite a few hilarious moments on how to find the key, and on how to fit the key in the right door, without looking too much like a burglar to the omnipresent looks of French neighbors… So the memoir starts right away on a very hilarious note, though I can imagine how nerve racking it must have been in the heat of the moment. Vicki has the knack of inserting what little differences we have in language and culture to turn them into very to the point episodes, such as how the French count floors of a building, compare to Americans – oh yes, there is a MAJOR difference, and you want to know that one if you even just book a room in a Parisian hotel without elevator, as they are most often… With her misadventures, with shop keepers, visa agents (I could actually write my chapter for the same version on the American side!), metro jerkers, Vicki lost rather quickly her romantic preconception of Paris, and was changed almost other night from being a tourist into a real resident. “Bonjour,” she [a visa agent] reluctantly replied. The French observe niceties, even if it kills them. loc. 1320 on kindle If you’ve never been in France, you may think she exaggerates, for instance in her pages related to the French work ethos (which sounds like a total oxymoron). Trust me, she does not! Counting the number of good morning kisses exchanged by all co-workers in the morning, coffee breaks, vacations, and the like, she ends up at a very low average for actual days of work in a French year. One thing I’m surprised she forgot: Vicki says: September is one of the best months to be in France. Fresh energy abound as everyone is relaxed from vacation. loc. 2513 on my kindle But this is ALSO fresh energy used for strikes and demonstrations, and in that respect probably the worst month of the year for work and even travel. The French don’t demonstrate in summer, they enjoy their vacation. And for that reason, the government often uses that time to pass new tough laws. So when the French come back from their 4 or more weeks of vacation, they are ready to hit the street! I thoroughly enjoyed the flow of Vicki’s story. Every line is so alive, funny, and right on target! I have heard Vicki is working on a sequel, and I can’t wait to read it, VERDICT: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is a very smart, witty and funny story about what it means to turn from tourist to resident in Paris. Whether you plan your next vacation to the city of lights or consider settling there, you absolutely need to read this very entertaining and apropos memoir.
booknerdDS More than 1 year ago
This book came to me at just the right time! I need something fun and light! I also needed to take an escape to the streets of France and emerge myself in French culture! I loved that once I started this fantastic memoir I could not put it down. The complexities of two cultures meshing are always fun and I think eye-opening experience. I personally love France and French culture so much of the “conflicts” I took as a chuckle. Vicky’s adventures in France were normal adventures that a young woman living in a different country could experience. This was such a delightful adventure. It reminded me of SATC but in France! Anyone that wants to sit and enjoy a glass of French culture wrapped up in this young woman’s adventures in France would love this book. It reminded me how much I miss France and Europe! Thank you for the fun read!
flipperlover55 More than 1 year ago
*I won this book through Goodreads First Reads giveaway. In no way has this influenced my rating or opinion of this book. Thank you to Goodreads and to Vicki Lesage for the opportunity!* I would like to say that this is a very FUN read! I literally laughed out loud while reading it! If you like someone with a sense of humor, a funny way at looking at life's (not so fun) moments, and can appreciate someone being bilingual (sarcasm anyone?), then this is the book for you! I knew I was in for the ride of my life from the very beginning when Vicki arrives in Paris and locates her apartment, only to struggle through finding the key that was left for her at the convent next door. Not to mention the hassle of figuring out exactly what floor it was on. (did you have any idea that the French consider the main floor to not count when counting floors? So technically what we call the second floor in America is the first floor to French folks.) Not only does Vicki have slight issues initially with the language (chop sticks? bread?), but she also runs into issues with money. (Don't carry a 50€ note into a grocery store unless you can handle the consequences!!) She finds friends (Anne Marie....or better known as Ammo, Lisa and Katrina), wine, part time job as a nanny, wine, Refuge des Fondus (which I will definitely try if I am EVER in Paris!), baby bottles of wine, work, love and did I mention wine? Vicki is wonderful and I wish I could be her best friend. She is fuuuunnny! Plus anyone who loves cheese, bread and bacon as much as she does is someone who wins a special place in my heart! Plus if I ever find myself near Paris when the Zombie Apocalypse starts...Vicki will be my first recruit. Unless I find her eating brains with....you guessed it...wine...then she is on her own!! P.S. Vicki, if you are reading this, I would like to submit my request ahead of time to be considered part of the "Mutinous Maniacs" if that becomes a reality! OK? Thanks! :-) Anyways, I would recommend this book to friends, best friends and complete strangers! I feel it is a must read and will leave you smiling and feeling good. Unless you have a problem with feeling good.....then I don't know what to tell ya!