Thursday, December 3, 2015

Book Review: "Christmas Confessions and Cocktails" (Vicki Lesage)

Like your Christmas celebration centered around important relationships, light humor, and a snazzy collection of cocktail offerings?

Say no more!

Author Vicki Lesage, once American and now Parisian, has recently seen released her holiday memoir Christmas Confessions and Cocktails, written in much the same vein as her Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and her Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer memoirs.

With the holiday season descending rapidly upon us (just 22 days until Christmas as of this posting!) it may be that you're looking for a timeout from the insanity. Or perhaps you need a lighthearted gift for a book-loving friend or family member.

Lesage's memoir fits both bills beautifully.

Written with her trademark self-deprecating sense of humor, this collection of Christmas-themed personal essays hits all the right notes: witty, poignant, sweet, nostalgic. The writing is clean and streamlined, without a lot of fussy details to distract from the homey messages.

And who doesn't love cocktails? Each personal essay is followed by a quick, easy-to-make cocktail recipe, thematically appropriate to the story that preceded it. (You can enjoy the book without making the cocktails, of course, but even the recipes contain glimpses of Lesage's humor).

From celebrating Christmas with your pets to the importance of sharing the season with the people who matter most, and from more obscure family traditions to the laugh-out-loud entertainment of enjoying the holiday in an apartment the size of a postage stamp, the work will keep you chuckling, sighing, and loving your way through, cover to cover.

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Author: Vicki Lesage
Title: Christmas Confessions and Cocktails
ISBN: 978-1-51503-757-6
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the author in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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