Publication Date: January 12, 2014
Series: American in Paris #1
Genres: Chick Lit
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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?
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.
If you’re looking for a good laugh AND finding a book that is stylized as chick lit than this is your book! When I started blogging I signed up for a book tour for Christmas Cocktails and Confessions knowing nothing about this author. But once I read that book I became instantly HOOKED! This book (and the others) are told as memoirs and they follow the life of the author, Vicki Lesage, as she journeys through Paris. Each and every chapter of the book tell a humorous tale of what her life was like. And, in each one of them Lesage is able to successfully make the most mundane things seem downright hilarious! She is now my “go to” author when I am looking for some good, light reading, with a lot of humor, and of course chick lit qualities. Let me also say that the idea of reading a memoir can seem boring. I never in my life thought I would be able to read these types of books because frankly, I am a fan of fictional characters who go through insane situations. HOWEVER, don’t let the idea that this is a memoir frighten you! As I said before, this book read like a chick lit told in the first person. The storyline (or plot) flows successfully within this book. I absolutely LOVE it!
This book in particular follows Vicki as she moves to Paris from St. Louis. Along the way we journey with her through trying to find the right apartment (who knew there would be so many doors to choose from), to finding a job, and getting married. Each chapter of the book takes us to a new place giving us a glimpse as to what it would be like to move to a foreign country. In addition to this, each tale is laugh out loud funny. Who knew you could laugh so hard from reading about someone’s life? This book is absolutely amazing and Lesage is a favorite author of mine. Seriously, you NEED to check out her books. They are GREAT!
Overall, this is a 5 star read for me and I look forward to reading all of her books in the near future. If you need a good laugh, are looking to try something new, or are a fan of the author but haven’t checked this book out yet, then I recommend doing so. I promise, you won’t be disappointed! Hey, you may even learn a little French while you are at it!!