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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vick Lesage (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by author Vicki Lesage!

Book Review

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki Lesage
Book 1: The Paris Confessions Series
Publisher: Party Girl Press
Publication Date: January 12, 2014
Format: Paperback - 274 pages
               Kindle - 2266 KB
ISBN: 978-1494701529
Genre: Humor / Memoir

Buy The Book:

Buy The Series: The Paris Confessions Series
Book 1: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl
Book 2: Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer
Book 3: Christmas Confessions & Cocktails
Book 4: Petite Confessions

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.

Book Description:

When newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proved to be much more difficile than she'd imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamefully 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 the French administration ever cut her a break?

Book Excerpt:

Parisian bakeries are world-famous for being awesome. French women are world-famous for being skinny. The two must have never met because I don’t see how these women stay so svelte when there are thousands of calories staring them in the face.
And boulangeries are more prolific in Paris than Starbucks are in the United States. On a stroll to the post office (they have an absurd amount of those, too) it’s not uncommon to pass three or four bakeries. How on earth can you resist?
With time I’ve mellowed and am usually able to escape with just one carb-laden item. But in the beginning, I had to peel my face away from the glass as the boulangère called, “Client suivant!” Next!
“Une baguette, s’il vous plaît.” A baguette was mandatory so that I could make a sandwich or spread some cheese on it or carry it around town to look like a local. To go with it I could order a croissant or a pain au chocolat (which is like a croissant but with chocolate running through it) or a suisse au chocolat (which is like a pain au chocolat with some creamy, wonderful, artery-clogging substance running through it). It was the toughest choice of my day.
The baker interrupted my thoughts. “Avec ceci?”
To my not-yet-fluent ears, it sounded like “Avec soucis?” “With worries?” I guess it’s a weird take on the Australian “No worries” phrase. Glad that the baker had no worries about my baguette, I ordered a croissant, too. The baker gave me an odd look but that was nothing new—it happened nearly every time I spoke French. I paid and went on my way. Not the smoothest of transactions, but I had warm, buttery, gluten-y products in my hands. All was good.
Later that night, I stopped in at Ammo’s bar. Sipping the froth off the top of my beer, I asked, “So what’s with the bakers here saying ‘avec soucis’? Is it some Australian thing?”
By the blank stare on her face, I knew I had said something stupid. “Avec SOO-see, you’re saying? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!”
That was maybe one “ha” too many. I got it. I must have been wrong about something. But what?
“They’re saying ‘avec SUH-see’, you know, like ‘Anything else with that?’”
Oh. Ohhhhh. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh. Now it made sense. And now I realized just how dumb I had looked. Not only did I brush off their “Anything else?” question, but I’d replied by ordering something else. Why haven’t these people kicked me out of their country yet?
The best I could do is learn from it and do better next time. I’d have to get used to embarrassing myself until I mastered the language.
Ready for another drink, I asked Anne Marie for a pint of lager. “Avec SOO-see?” she replied.

Well played.

My Book Review:

In Confessions of a Paris Party Girlauthor 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.


About The Author

Bestselling author Vicki Lesage proves daily that raising two French kids isn't as easy as the hype lets on. In her three minutes of spare time per week, she writes, sips bubbly, and prepares for the impending zombie apocalypse. She lives 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 Paris Confessions series in between diaper changes and wine refills. She writes about the ups and downs of life in the City of Light at

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  1. Hi! Thanks for reading and reviewing another one of my books. Glad you enjoyed it!!

    1. Hi Vicki! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event. I really enjoy reading this series, keep em coming. :)