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Mireille Guiliano
Mireille Guiliano

Mireille Guiliano Biography:

Mireille Guiliano is a French-American author.  She was born on April 14, 1946, Moyeuvre-Grande, Moselle, France. In 1966, she completed her primary education in the United States as an exchange student.  Guiliano completed her secondary education in Paris and she received Master's degree in French and English literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. She also attended the Institut Supérieur d'Interprétariat et de Traduction where she received a certification as a translator/interpreter.

Before becoming a full-time author, Guiliano worked as a spokesperson for Champagne Veuve Clicquot and a senior executive at LVMH as well as CEO of Clicquot, Inc.

When the books “French women don’t get fat” and “French women for all seasons” authored by her became famous, she chose to retire from Cliquot, Inc.(LVMH) and pursue her favourite line of activity as a full-time writer.

She authored many books as mentioned below:

  • French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure
  •  French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes and Pleasure
  •  Women, Work & The Art of Savoir Faire
  • The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook
  •  French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude.

 She also authored essays for magazines such as Newsweek, Bon Appetit and Nespresso. She gave articles on food, wine, travel and lifestyle.

Inspirational Quotes On Mireille Guiliano:

  • Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.”

  • “Once you have to start counting calories, it takes away from the joy of eating.”

  • “Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. In any balanced personal definition of success there has to be a powerful element of living life in the present.”

  • “Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career move or responsibility.”

  • “Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself.”

  • “I love my kitchen. For Manhattan, I have a rather decent-size kitchen, and it has an opening that gives out to the dining room, which has a window with a view of the city and in the distance the Statue of Liberty.”

  • “There is no lasting glory in rapid weight loss.”

  • “In America, you look at food as bad and guilty. In France, we love food and we enjoy food; food is pleasure.”

  • “We women are so judged by the way we dress, and men are not. So style is part of developing your own brand.”

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  • “Since the pleasure of most foods is in the first few bites, eat one thing on your plate at a time, at least at the start of the meal when you can concentrate and enjoy the full flavors.”

  • “If you believe you can shed pounds quickly by force of will and deprivation, you will in all likelihood not only regain the ones you lost, but add a few more besides.”

  • “I'm not a great consumer. I always ask myself, 'Do I really need that piece?' I have friends who have 300 pairs of shoes; how would you leave the house in the morning?”

  • “The word that I constantly hear out of women is 'fear.' It's almost like a background melody. Women have excellent degrees and experience, but we are afraid we aren't good enough because we have such high expectations.”

  • “Women are smarter by basic instinct and by what we have to do to multitask at home and at work. My mother did that 50 years ago, but it wasn't called multitasking or stress back then. She had a job, two kids and the meals to make with no cook or maid. My father would come home every day and expect lunch. He was a nice guy, but he was clueless!”

  • “French women don't have too many clothes - a few good pieces that last for a while and are classic and timeless.”

  • “I cannot live without flowers everywhere. I grew up having a big garden, the size of a city block, in Rombas.”

Mireille Guiliano

  • “I can never leave a bookstore without buying a book. I read four or five at a time.”

  • “When I grew up in France, I was a normal size. And then I came to the United States and I gained 20 pounds.”

  • “I find it so unattractive when women wear sneakers with their business suits. I wear a nice pair of loafers or low-heeled pumps, and that's that.”

  • “People are unhappy when they are on diets, because it's 'don't do this, don't do that, do this, do that.”

  • “Being and working in America, it's very important to work hard, work smart and work in a certain way. France and Europe has, with the tradition and culture, it's slow-moving and it's not always good.”

  • “In the U.S., too many yogurts are filled with corn syrup, preservatives, artificial this and that. To me, this is poison.”

  • “I can never leave a bookstore without buying a book. I read four or five at a time.”

  • “People are unhappy when they are on diets, because it's 'don't do this, don't do that, do this, do that.”

Mireille Guiliano

  • “When I grew up in France, I was a normal size. And then I came to the United States and I gained 20 pounds.”

  • “I've never been ambitious.”

  • “Of course there are fat French women. There are fat people everywhere.”

  • “My friends say everything I touch turns to gold. I'll say, 'I've been very lucky.”

  • “With technology, there is so much isolation with people now, that there are very few places where you can connect.”


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