Présentation de l'éditeur
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!
Biographies & Memoirs
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.