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Guiliano wrote French Women Don't Get Fat (2004) which reached No.1 on the New York Times "Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous: Hardcover bestseller" list, followed by French Women for All Seasons. She runs a related website offering advice, recipes, and a reader forum to complement her French Women books.
Guiliano's third book, Women, Work & The Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility was published in October 2009, and her fourth, The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook, was released in April 2010.
Guiliano has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, The Early Show, Dateline NBC and CNN. She has been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today, TIME, Newsweek, The Robb Report, Business Week, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine and dozens of other publications.
She frequently contributes articles on food, wine, travel, and lifestyle to a wide range of publications, including Town & Country and The Quarterly Review of Wines. She has authored essays for Newsweek, Bon Appétit, and Nespresso magazines, as well as the third chapter of Parisiennes (Flammarion 2007).
A native of France, Mireille Guiliano grew up in Rombas, Lorraine amidst cooks, chefs, and restaurateurs. Guiliano completed a year of her primary education as an exchange student in the United States (1966). She completed her secondary education in Paris, where she studied French and English literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (1966–1970) and received her Master's degree. She also attended the Institut Supérieur d'Interprétariat et de Traduction where she received a certification as a translator/interpreter.
Prior to becoming a full-time author, Guiliano was for over 20 years the spokesperson for Champagne Veuve Clicquot and a senior executive at LVMH as well as CEO of Clicquot, Inc., the United States firm she helped found in 1984 and was its first employee.
Mireille Guiliano is one of the few women to rise to the top of the luxury industry and is well known for her business success. Under her leadership, Veuve Cliquot grew its U.S. marketshare from less than 1% to 25%. After publishing French Women Don’t Get Fat and French Women for All Seasons, Guiliano decided to retire from Cliquot, Inc. (LVMH) and follow her new passion to become a full-time writer.
Guiliano currently resides in Manhattan with her husband, Edward, president and CEO of the New York Institute of Technology, and makes frequent trips to their homes in Paris and Provence for business and pleasure.
Mireille Guiliano's first book, French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure was a No.1 bestseller in the US, as well as a best seller in many other countries. In less than six months, well over 1 million copies of the book were printed and it has been translated into 37 languages. The book was based on the lessons she learned after gaining weight as a teen. Her family physician, dubbed "Dr. Miracle" by Guiliano, came to the rescue: reintroducing her to classic principles of French gastronomy plus time-honored tricks of the local women, he helped restore her shape with a fresh understanding of food, drink, and living. The key lessons he taught her were moderation and how to eat for pleasure while maintaining a healthy diet and healthy weight.
In the fall of 2006, Guiliano followed up with French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes and Pleasure. Devoted to l'art de vivre (the art of living), the book contains 100 additional recipes that feature French staples such as leeks and chocolate. While her first book enabled readers to enjoy a healthier relationship with food, French Women for All Seasons showed readers how to enjoy a healthier relationship with life. In both, through her personal stories and illustrations, she espouses living life to the fullest by embracing quality, sensitivity, seasonality, and pleasure, while maintaining a healthy equilibrium.
In Fall 2009, Atria Books published Guiliano's third book, Women, Work & The Art of Savoir Faire. The book is a guide for women in business, exploring issues of balancing career and personal life, risk taking, career advancement, leadership, branding, etiquette, mentoring, communication skills, and personal relationships. It draws on the insights and experiences Guiliano gathered over her thirty-year career in business, including a long stop as CEO of Clicquot, Inc. (LVMH). As in her other books, Guiliano leads with the message that life, even in business, should be a pursuit of pleasure.
In Spring 2010, Guiliano published "The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook" (Atria), her first cookbook and the third book in the "French Women" trilogy. The cookbook includes recipes as well as stories from Guiliano's life and advice for maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. As in her earlier books, chocolate, champagne and pleasure are key ingredients.
- Frenchwomendontgetfat.com - website to accompany the French Women books.
- Mireilleguiliano.com – author's website
- "Paperback best sellers: April 9, 2006". New York Times. April 9, 2006.
- "Simon and Schuster: Books: Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire". Simon and Schuster Catalog.
- "Simon and Schuster: Books: The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook". Simon and Schuster Catalog.
- "Why 'French Women Don't Get Fat'". CBS News. January 12, 2005.