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Confessions of a Paris Party Girl
#1 Amazon Best Seller

Wine, romance, and a new life in France—the ups and downs of an American's life in Paris. This laugh-out-loud memoir is almost too funny to be true! Read more...





Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer
#1 Amazon Best Seller

If you think motherhood in America is tough, try navigating the City of Light with a stroller in one hand and a croissant in the other! Read more...





Christmas Confessions & Cocktails
#1 Amazon Best Seller

This Christmas-themed memoir features 25 funny and heartwarming essays, all with a tenuous tie to Christmas, and pairs each with a delicious drink recipe. So grab your martini shaker and get ready for tasty cocktails and hearty laughs this holiday season! Read more...





Petite Confessions
#1 Amazon Best Seller

From champagne bottles to baby bottles, this memoirette offers a humorous look at an American mom's decade in Paris. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to open another bottle of wine. Read more...






Confessions & Cocktails

Drink up the good life in the City of Light! If you've ever had one too many drinks and ended up spilling one too many secrets, this book is for you! So grab that cocktail shaker and let's get this party started! Read more...




Additional Titles

My stories have also been featured in the following anthologies & collections:

That's Paris: An Anthology of Life, Love and Sarcasm in the City of Light I Still Just Want To Pee Alone Legacy: An Anthology

Featured reviews


From Global Living Magazine:

Amazon best-selling author and American expat Vicki Lesage takes you on her journey from walking through the door of her first Parisian apartment as a newly-single party girl to finding love and settling down in her home away from home.

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is a laugh-out loud memoir with an unfiltered perspective on the ups and downs of one American’s life in Paris, including the trials and tribulations of daily expat life, finding friends, dating, perfecting the French language, adapting to workplace idiosyncrasies, mastering la bise, and much more.

As a former expat resident of Paris myself, I thoroughly enjoyed Vicki’s bold observations on everything from the sometimes-irritating realities of French bureaucracy to the simply irresistible allure of Paris itself. Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is an entertaining inside look at what it’s like to be a 20-something American girl in the city of love.

Fair warning: you’ll likely be tempted to indulge in some Champagne and charcuterie as you flip through the pages, but make sure you save some for Vicki’s other memoirs, Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer, Petite Confessions, and Confessions & Cocktails."

- Global Living Magazine, www.globallivingmagazine.com

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From Global Living Magazine:

Vicki Lesage leaves you guessing about nothing. If you want to know what it's like to give birth to and raise young children in France as an expat, this book will give it to you straight.

Vicki, an Amazon best-selling author, lives in Paris with her French husband and two children, a boy and a girl, and hilariously recounts what life is like for a new mother navigating the cobblestone streets in the City of Light. Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer is an honest yet delightful memoir of a former party girl who reaches more for baby bottles than champagne flutes nowadays.

Filled with pregnancy humor, insights into French healthcare and childcare (yes, the kids eat amazing food in daycare in Paris…), dealing with relatives who live far away, French maternity leave, managing "baby brain" in a non-English-speaking country, obtaining dual citizenship for a newborn, and apartment hunting for an expanding family, anyone raising a family abroad (or thinking about it) can get something from this book.

- Global Living Magazine, www.globallivingmagazine.com

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From The Huffington Post:

Check out this list of 10 great summer reads, Summer Reading: Women's Fiction Style, which includes Confessions of a Paris Party Girl:


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From The Huffington Post:

Six holiday-themed book picks in It's Beginning to Read a Lot Like Christmas, which includes Christmas Confessions and Cocktails:


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From Readers' Favorite:

When an author claims that his or her book is funny, inwardly my eyes are rolling. Most people don't have the chops to be either stand-up comics or humorous authors. I am amazed and delighted to introduce readers to Vicki Lesage and her collection of Christmas essays - Christmas Confessions and Cocktails: A Humorous Holiday Memoir with Sassy Drink Recipes.

The back story of this memoir is that Vicki Lesage moved to Paris, fell in love, married, and had two children. She considers herself a French transplant, while maintaining close ties to family back in the United States. Some of these essays cover travel back and forth across the Atlantic - either pregnant, or with a baby or two in tow. What ties everything into Christmas is the time of year that these things happened, not necessarily an account of every Christmas like a chronology. A bonus feature of Christmas Confessions and Cocktails is that, yes, there really are cocktail recipes after every story. They are chosen to highlight the story that came just before it. Many of them looked darned festive!

These essays are just as long as they need to be, and no longer. Some are very brief, and others are longer and more detailed. The writing style is breezy and fun, even while talking about baby poop, vomiting and green boogers. There are comparisons between the work ethic in the U.S. versus the more relaxed ethic in France. There are stories with happy endings, including bottles of champagne. There are also love stories between Vicki and her birth family, her married-with-children family, and her love for her adopted country.

Be prepared to dust off your high school French. The occasional French word is thrown in here and there, but they are common words. I had no trouble and actually felt a tad cosmopolitan. Ms. Lesage has written other essay collections, and she freely admits that there is some cross-over, with some of the same stories included in more than one volume. Having read this collection first, I would be willing to bet that the other books are just as entertaining as this one. Unquestionably, this is a 5-star read.

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