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Vicky creates a great scene, takes the reader along with her and even when things do not go the way she wants she even sees the funny side of the down side.
It is a laugh out load book, just right for those gray days, pick up the book and go to Paris!! Vicky Lesage is a great travelling companion. A great read.
Barbara Goldie from the Kindle Book Review
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Vicki describes the city of Paris extremely well – detailed descriptions from a tourist arriving in Paris for the first time; the city, the accommodation, the delis, the shops and of course, the bars. On the assumption that the establishments named still exist, you could quite easily use Vicki’s recommendations as a reliable city guide, and I intend to try and hunt down some of the places myself in the near future.
Later, we read of an outsider who is attempting to make this city her home. If you’re considering such a move, this book could offer excellent advice as well as make great company if you find yourself experiencing similar frustrations at the hands of the French government as Vicki has to endure.
Food, wine and romance are all scattered throughout Vicki’s years in the French capital, and some of the friends she makes along the way as well as people she encounters, even if only briefly, make for entertaining reading. There are some fairly funny moments, largely due to the cultural differences between the Author and the people that surround her.
We’re invited to share Vicki’s very own love story, the type many can only dream about – including a handsome French Man in the City of Love. When you discover the Man in question is called Mika Lesage, you will no doubt guess where their story and the memoir itself is headed. Surprises are scarce, partying and confessions even more so and whilst I found this an interesting read, I also found myself wondering if/when something was going to happen.Read more ›
‘Confessions of a Paris Party Girl’ is a collection of Vicki Lesage’s stories of her time living in Paris, which started out as blog posts. I’m personally not a big fan of memoirs, but I really enjoyed reading about Vicki’s experiences in France. The book felt more like I was chatting to a friend who was telling me all about her adventures in Paris; stories which made me both shake my head in amazement and laugh out loud. I think it’s great how Vicki managed to convey this particular feeling into words and it’s definitely one of the strengths of this memoir. The fact that all of it is based on real-life experiences also gives it a realistic feel, because it gives a true account of what life in Paris as an expat is like.
I love how, as the book progresses, you can really see Vicki grow as a person and experience how her initial plan of going to Paris for a few months turns into a stay that lasts for much longer. I am sure people who love to travel and/or read about other cities and cultures will really enjoy this because of its distinctive voice and entertaining stories. ‘Confessions of a Paris Party Girl’ is a fun, light and quick-paced memoir, and I already look forward to reading the sequel, ‘Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer’!
I was a bit worried from the description that there would be a bit too much moaning and anti-French rants in this book, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Vicki embraces all that Paris has to offer her; from the simple pleasure of walking to the boulangerie, to late night drinking sessions, to boyfriends found in bars, to full time French employment, to wedded bliss and beyond. Her writing brings the characters she meets to life, her friends, boyfriends, fellow Metro travellers and French officials and the stories she tells are full of humour, even the truly frustrating ones. What was most enjoyable was watching her change and mature as her life in Paris blossomed.
This book will give you a lighthearted look at life in Paris and should be essential reading for anyone planning a similar move to Paris or anyone missing the heady days of their youth. I am looking forward to reading more from Vicki.
I was sent a copy of this book to review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It wasn't the best book I read, but it certainly had its moments the girl seemed to get pretty drunk most of the time, her friends just helped out, the amount of French bureaucracy... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jacquie Jerard
As an expat myself, I could relate to Vicki's escapades in Paris. I found myself nodding along with her (unfortunately for her) in depth, intimate knowledge of the bureaucracy of... Read morePublished 14 months ago by MSHALL
If you love reading about fearless gals takes on foreign cultures and winning, then this is a great book to grab! Read morePublished 15 months ago by LizzieHG
I’ve had the pleasure of reading books by Vicki before so I knew exactly what I was getting this time. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ali - The Dragon Slayer
I enjoyed reading this book and thought it gave a good portrayal of how it must be to up sticks and move abroad. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sarah Arrowsmith
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'Confessions of a Paris Party Girl' is funny, witty and admirably honest. It was light-hearted and had me crying with laughter on several occasions. Read morePublished on 17 Mar. 2014 by tracey way
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