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April 14, 1946 (age 72)|
Moyeuvre-Grande, Moselle, France
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.
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.
She 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).
Guilano's French Women series has been criticized for promoting a stereotype of French women, failing to mention the main reasons for differences in obesity rates between France and the USA, promoting unhealthy attitudes towards food, promoting an elitist view of female beauty and just poor writing. The British journalist Zoë Williams also singled her out for criticism in her article "Cherchez la femme", with particular criticism directed at her catchphrase "la moitié, s'il vous plaît" ("just give me half of that, please").
In 2007, Guiliano was voted as one of New York's Worst Bosses on Gawker.com.
- 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
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- Zoe Williams (15 January 2014). "French Women Don't Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano – review | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
- Williams, Zoe (25 March 2008). "Zoe Williams on why British women should not aspire to be French" – via www.theguardian.com.
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