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Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer: A Humorous Parenting Memoir (English Edition) par [Lesage, Vicki]
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An American mom in Paris learns that not all French kids (hers in particular) are well-behaved in this #1 Amazon Best Seller!

Being a mom in America is hard enough... Try navigating Paris with a stroller in one hand and a croissant in the other! In this humorous memoir, Vicki shares the highs and lows of raising her family in the City of Light.

A former party girl, Vicki has now traded wine bottles for baby bottles. If she's awake at 2 a.m. it's because of a crying baby, not a wild night out on the town. Follow her journey through pregnancy to raising two kids with her ever-patient French husband, all while trying to enjoy life in Paris.

Fans of Pamela Druckerman's Bringing Up Bébé will be comforted to know that not all French kids are perfect angels, and readers of Jenny McCarthy's Belly Laughs will enjoy the humor in this parenting memoir. As a contributor to Jen Mann's best-selling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, Vicki Lesage is used to not holding anything back when talking about the down and dirty aspects of raising kids abroad.

Interview with the Author


What was your inspiration to write the Confessions series?
After a few too many drinks, I either turn to storytelling or karaoke. I'm much better at storytelling—or so my friends say! They encouraged me to put my tales to paper, and thus was born my series of memoirs, essentially a collection of funny true stories.

OK, so they're technically memoirs. But they seem different than traditional memoirs. How would you categorize them?
Most bestselling memoirs are written by celebrities, who already have a huge audience. I had to choose a different angle in order to stand out, so I went for humor. I hope people enjoy my funny short stories, which have been compared to chick lit except they're true! I also talk about my travels, so my books would appeal to anyone who likes travel humor and travel memoirs by women. Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is a funny coming of age memoir, while Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer falls under parenting humor or pregnancy humor.

Yikes, those are practically spoilers!
Sorry! Between my French last name and my author bio, I think the cat might already be out of the bag. However, even if you have a rough idea of how it all ends, you have no idea how rough it was getting there until you read my books!

Aren't there already so many memoirs, and ones about Paris in particular? Why should I choose yours?
It's true, there are some really great Paris memoirs. The fact that I have read (and enjoyed!) so many bestselling memoirs myself makes me think it's a popular genre for a reason. We're always thirsty for another sip of Paris, to travel to Paris through the pages of a book, to fall in love with Paris again!

In what order should I read the books?
Each book can stand alone, but like fine wine and cheese they go great together! I recommend:
- Confessions of a Paris Party Girl
- Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer
- Christmas Confessions & Cocktails
- Petite Confessions
- Confessions & Cocktails

If you enjoy funny true stories, and want to see the crazy things that happened to this American girl in Paris, you'll enjoy the Confessions series!

Categories


Humor Essays
Biographies & Memoirs
Chick Lit
Romantic Comedy
Travel Essays & Travelogues
Family & Parenting Humor
Motherhood & Pregnancy Humor
Parenting Newborns, Babies & Toddlers

If you're looking for a funny memoir packed with parenting humor, or simply want to know if French parenting really leads to well-behaved kids, this collection of funny short stories is for you. It's a motherhood manifesto, French-style! For readers who like: funny essays, funny true stories, funny pregnancy books, funny short stories, funny books for women, parenting humor, pregnancy humor, motherhood books.

Biographie de l'auteur

Amazon best-selling 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 two books, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer, in between diaper changes and wine refills. She writes about the ups and downs of life in the City of Light at VickiLesage.com.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 269 pages
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  • Editeur : Party Girl Press (23 mai 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00KJIIQVS
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You remember Vicki from the Confessions of a Paris party girl ? She's back! Not only must she now fight French bureaucracy, but she's becoming a mother in Paris and obviously it's not an easy task...
Very entertaining, I laughed out loud and could not put it down and even though I'm French, I loved reading about French bureaucracy and apartment hunting in paris. Hilarious !
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Easy read you won't want to put down! If you liked Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, you will enjoy following Vicki's adventures as she evolves from Party Girl to Potty Trainer. Just as funny (and sarcastic) as the first book, especially for those of us foreigners navigating through French bureaucracy.
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HASH(0x96c467a4) étoiles sur 5 An entertaining account of a party girl who become a working mother in Paris 11 juin 2014
Par FrenchVillageDiaries - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This book continues on from Vicki's first memoir about her life in Paris, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl. Vicki is just an ordinary woman writing about her life in Paris, but her writing is engaging and entertaining and I recommend you start with book one.

This book shows the same sharp sense of humour and fun outlook on life that I enjoyed in the first book, but gone are her party days and hilarious look at some of the frustrations of French life. Instead she `tastefully' turns her attention to describing with wit the various occasions when she's to be found naked, with her legs in stirrups on an examination table and how to cope becoming a parent in France. She still has plenty to say about (and to) commuters on the Metro and travellers at the airport, but when it comes to talking about her husband and babies her soft side comes out. Paris life, including moving apartments, getting a place in a crèche, becoming part of a local community and registering her son at the US Embassy (where he was given his own flag) are described in just the right amount of detail to keep the story moving nicely along.

Despite the fun and engaging way she writes about her life, on a serious note I know that giving birth isn't easy, so to do so abroad, with complications, must be scary. This book should reassure those in a similar situation that even when things aren't textbook perfect, with a positive attitude they will get through it. I am sure many of the experiences she writes about must have been very emotional and painful at the time and the fact that she can recount them with such honesty and make them entertaining enough to raise a smile is quite incredible - more so, when many of these events only happened earlier on this year.

This is a self-published book, but Vicki has got a great cover designed for her, a keen eyed editor and an author friend to help, all of which ensures it is a book worth reading. Having now read and enjoyed both of her memoirs and her blog, she comes across as hyper organised and always in control, so I can't imagine her ever settling for anything other than total perfection. This shows in the quality of the book. It has been a privilege to read about the first years of their Franco/American family life and I wish them all the best for the future.

I was sent a copy of this book to read and review.
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HASH(0x96ec42d0) étoiles sur 5 Get ready to laugh! 26 juin 2014
Par Lisa M. Foxx - Publié sur Amazon.com
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**I received this book for free from the author and in no way has this influenced my opinion of this book. Thank you to Vicki Lesage for the opportunity!**

Vicki delivers another stellar read! I did not think that giving birth and potty training and language training could be any funnier than Vicki's first book that was about partying.......boy was I wrong and could not be happier about it! I highly recommend that if you are considering reading this book that you start with her first book "Confessions of a Paris Party Girl". Although not necessary (this book could stand alone), why would you miss the opportunity to hear the predecessor to this book in all its hilariousness?!? Vicki has a wonderful personality that shows through her writings. I love her sense of humor and openness. She also seems to find the funny side to most things even when she is going through personal struggles. Who could not admire that in a person? Vicki is very fair in calling out the French and the Americans for things that make no sense at all. A very delightful read. I hope that Vicki is still doing this well into her retirement years. It will be like listening to an old friend recount her life in funny detail. I want to hear all about Leo and Stella as they grow up and eventually lead their own lives as well as continue to hear about all the ups and downs that Vicki and Mika continue to face head on while laughing along the way! Now someone get Vicki a drink! I think she deserves it :-)
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HASH(0x9a2b48dc) étoiles sur 5 Huge disappointment 1 octobre 2014
Par funky_town - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Maybe I'm the wrong audience for this book, I don't know. I doubt it because I typically love true stories about people with kids because kids can say and do the funniest things. This book, in my opinion, just wasn't funny.

There were few stories about the actual kids themselves, more about how backward the French medical system is, requiring maternity patients to strip and sit on the examining table totally naked, without even a paper gown. There were several stories about how expensive it is to live in Paris, the cost of apartments and how bizarrely apartments there can be laid out. There were also a lot of comments about how thin French women are and how much the author used to drink.

I kept reading because I figured that soon I'd get to the funny parts that made people rave about this book in reviews. Well I never got there and I'm wondering where all these fantastic 5 star reviews came from.
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HASH(0x97207a44) étoiles sur 5 Doesn't live up to the hype 21 mai 2016
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is the first product review I've ever written, on Amazon or anywhere else. I've never felt compelled to, because typically my experience is similar enough to the reviewers' ratings that my opinion wouldn't add much. But in this case, the average review seems so overblown that I feel the need to balance things out. I bought this book largely based on the reviews, and was sorely disappointed.

Is Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer "hilarious"? No. I got a couple giggles out of the entire book. Is it engaging? Not really; I had to force myself to keep reading in hopes it would get better. Is it kind of cute? Sure. Some interesting tidbits about living in Paris? Yep. So how did it get such rave reviews? When I read them again, I realized a significant number were by people whom the author had given a free copy in exchange for a review. I don't think the reviewers were lying; I just think you're going to be more generous in your assessment than if you spent your own hard earned dollars on it. Probably a lot more of the reviews were by friends and family of the author, because they read like sales pitches.

It was especially disappointing because I think the material in the book did have the potential to be truly hilarious. Unfortunately, a lack of editing (excess dialogue that didn't add anything, tangents that didn't move the story forward, repetitive themes and phrases) sucked all the comedic punch out of the stories. Ms. Lesage, if you're reading this, please hire a professional editor - or two - to work on your next manuscript with you. It's not cheating - most professional writers do so because they know it's hard to effectively edit your own work. It could help your next effort live up to its potential. That would be a book I'd happily buy.
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HASH(0x96ec42ac) étoiles sur 5 Engaging account of life in Paris 12 juin 2014
Par carolynfromoz - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
In Vicki Lesage's first book Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, she describes how she successfully made the transition from America to Paris, made new friends, partied hard, battled French bureaucracy and met and married her own handsome Frenchman, Mika. However, now Vicki's partying ways are behind her (sacre bleu!) as she is expecting an addition (or two) to her French/American family.

Through the trials and tribulations of pregnancy and birth in a new country, Vicki maintains her positive outlook on life and manages to see the funny side. Although there must have been some painful and difficult moments for Vicki following the early arrival of her son Leonardo and threat of an even earlier arrival by her daughter Stella, she maintains her composure and tells us only the interesting and idiosyncratic side of living in Paris as seen by an outsider. As in her first book, Vicki's voice is very much her own and her affection for her adopted country with all its peculiarities shines clearly as she navigates her way around the French medical system, the difficulties of finding a new apartment each time a baby is added to the household and coping with a life without alcohol. A very charming and often hilarious memoir. I do hope we here more of Vicki's Parisian adventures with Mika, Leo and Stella in the future.
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