I succeeded in my goal of finishing everything but the final chapter before her birth, wrapping up that last chapter while I was in the hospital. People wonder how I find time to organize my tiny apartment and write books--it's because I literally never waste a second! I would have gone crazy on bed rest if I didn't have a project like this. And what's awesome is I now have a tribute to both of my children in the form of a book.
Without further ado, here are the details of my newest "baby":
Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer, by Vicki Lesage
Diapers, tantrums, and French bureaucracy--the crazy life of an American mom in Paris.
Former party girl Vicki trades wine bottles for baby bottles, as this sassy mommy of two navigates the beautiful, yet infuriating, city of Paris.
How does she steer a stroller around piles of dog poop? Or find time for French administration between breastfeeding and business meetings? And will she ever lose the baby weight with croissants staring at her from every street corner?
This hilarious memoir will have you laughing, crying, and wiping up drool right alongside Vicki as she and her ever-patient French husband raise two children in the City of Light.
If you've been following my pregnancy journey, you'll enjoy reading about it in my book! Even if you haven't been following my journey, I think you'll enjoy the book (if I do say so myself, and it's my blog so I can).
I'd like to give a special thanks to Elle Marie (aka Mom) for editing, formatting, and publishing my manuscript. Her feedback was invaluable and her dedication to this project was amazing. I think it was therapeutic for her as well to have a project to distract her from worrying about her granddaughter.
I'd also like to thank Marie Vareille, friend and fellow author, for editing my manuscript. Her book, Ma vie, mon ex et autres calamités, comes out June 4 so if you read French, I highly recommend it. I read an advance copy (one of the perks of being friends with an author!) and loved it. It's fun and fresh chick lit, right up there with my other faves like Sophie Kinsella and Talli Roland.