Book review: Petite Confessions – I love France #151

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Petite Confessions: A Humorous Memoirette

Petite Confessions

Petite Confessions by Vicki Lesage

Publisher:  Velvet Morning Press Pages: 71 Publication date: March 8, 2015 Genre:  Nonfiction / Humor Source: Received from the author for review   Goodreads

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I don’t know how it is at your place, but May 2015 in Chicago is rather awful with tons of rainy and COLD days. The type of day when you want to crawl back in bed with a funny book, and I have exactly the one for you: Petite Confessions, by the author of two books already presented here:  Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer. Three laugh out books, trust me. This short book presents 17 vignettes in which Vicki shares “a few of her less-than-proud moments”, “times [she] slipped up, tripped up, and flipped out on [her] journey to establish a new life in Paris.” It’s about wine – she had to get to Paris to finally taste “delicious wine that didn’t need to be mixed”…. with Fanta (yuck!!, say my tasting buds born in Burgundy, France), it’s also about food (adventures at restaurants “with an attitude” — oh yes we do have plenty of those, to McDonald’s or MacDo as the French say).  It is also about dancing and dating (French men of course), followed by pregnancy and all its ordeals. There are lots of funny scenes on daily life and on what you must be ready to face to learn French and apply for a visa and its renewal – really hard work! I enjoy Vicki’s funny style that debunks all the romantic clichés we often have on Paris and the French. The one thing that bugged me was the title. I think Vicki’s “mission” could be to help Americans grab some basics of French grammar, lol, and why not put an s at the end of this adjective, especially as she describes indeed her Confessions as petiteS in the introduction to the book. Right now (at the time of this review) this book is free. Once you have devoured it, you will definitely want to read her two other similarly hilarious books, especially as you will find the first pages of the first book included at the end of this one. VERDICT: Hilarious look at the adventures of a real American girl in real Paris, not the one you encounter in movies. Treat yourself with this short book and of course a glass of good French wine.


From champagne bottles to baby bottles, this memoirette offers a humorous look at an American mom’s decade in Paris. Party Girl Vicki moved to Paris hoping to drink her fill of wine and fall in love. She accomplished her goal, but encountered many bumps along the way: romantic encounters gone awry, absurd French bureaucracy threatening her sanity, and two adorable but impossibly energetic kids keeping her on her toes. This memoirette takes you on a journey of the ups and downs of Vicki’s 10 years in the City of Light. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to open another bottle of wine. [from Goodreads]


Vicki LesageAmazon 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 Get in touch: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads




10 thoughts on “Book review: Petite Confessions – I love France #151

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  4. Thanks for the review! I debated FOREVER about the title because with an S it’s correct in French but would look weird to English-speakers. Since technically Petite and Confessions are also English words, I figured better to go with the one that would look right in English. It’s tough having to choose! Thanks again 🙂


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