|Valérie Trierweiler - Photo credit : AFP/Getty Images|
I should give it a try. Who knows. I might be lucky as Valerie who received an advance of about 100,000 euros for her revenge book or I might be luckier and be the next Chimamanda Adiche :)
A friend of Valerie told Le Parisien newspaper that Valerie had initially abandoned her plans to write a memoir because she had thought that Julie Gayet was out of the picture and that Hollande would come back to her.. But when she realised it was not the case, she decided to wreak havoc.
Merci pour ce Moment comes nine months after Hollande humiliated his fake first lady, Valerie,by dismissing her unceremoniously on January 25 in a short official statement. This came after French magazine Closer revealed Hollande's secret love affair with Julie Gayet with claims that one of the presidential bodyguards brought croissants to the love nest in the morning. Lol! The gossip magazine also published pictures showing the President arriving by scooter to visit the actress while disguising himself by a black motorcycle helmet to go up to her appartment so his lover's neighbours do not recognise him. Hahahhaha, what a president !
Although she made it known after their seperation that she might write a book shortly, the Elysée Palace said it was not aware of the score-settling memoir when it was finally released. According to the French media, the book prepared amid great secrecy during a period of six months with Valerie never connecting her laptop to the Internet and the printing done in Germany rather than in France.
Valerie becomes the first woman in history to publish a kiss-and-tell about a serving Head of State. Merci pour ce Moment became Amazon’s top seller on its first day.
Although in 2013, Cecilia Attias, the second wife of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, published a book called A Desire for Truth, it came out a year after Sarkozy left office, and contained no intimate details.