Mireille Guiliano

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Mireille Guiliano
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BornApril 14, 1946 (1946-04-14) (age 74)
Spouse(s)Edward Guiliano

Mireille Guiliano (born April 14, 1946, in Moyeuvre-Grande, France) is a French-American author and former corporate executive at LVMH.


Mireille Guiliano was born in 1946 in Moyeuvre-Grande, France.[1] She completed a year of her education as an exchange student in the United States and studied French and English literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (1966–1970) and received her Master's degree. She also graduated as a translator/interpreter from the Institut Supérieur d'Interprétariat et de Traduction (ISIT).[2]

Executive career[edit]

Guiliano began her career as a multi-lingual translator, including work for the United Nations. In 1979 she left the translation industry and joined the Champagne News and Information Bureau where she first began working with Veuve Clicquot. In 1984 the company asked her to create an American subsidiary, Clicquot, Inc.[3] where she would become CEO[4] in 1991. In this position she increased the market share of the wine from 1% 1984 and to 25% at the end of her tenure.[3] In 2005 she joined the board of the James Beard Foundation[5] and sat on the Executive Committee of Moet-Hennessy at LVMH. [6] She retired from Clicquot in 2006 to become a full-time writer.[7]

Writing career[edit]

Her book French Women Don’t Get Fat sold 450,000 copies between December 2004 and April of 2005, and was translated into several dozen languages.[4] Overall it sold more than three million copies within ten years.[7] She then published the book French Women for All Seasons in 2006.[8] In 2009 she released the book Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility, a life and career advice book that Publisher's Weekly wrote uses “a sense of chic and fun absent in other leadership and career guides.”[9] In 2010 she then returned to the French Women series, releasing her book The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook.[10] In 2013 she published the book French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude, which focuses on “aging gracefully”.[11] In 2014 she then released her book Meet Paris Oyster: A Love Affair with the Perfect Food, in which she advocated for a greater diversity of diet,[7] and specifically discusses the consumption of shellfish in French culture.[12]

The New York Times called Guiliano’s work “eminently level headed” and noted that she included “reasonable thoughts about nutrition with a general endoresement of joie de vivre.”[13] Others have criticized her work for promoting a stereotype of French women, failing to cite scientific literature on the causes of obesity in the United States, and promoting unhealthy attitudes towards food.[14][15][16] Zoë Williams specifically criticized Guiliano’s catchphrase "la moitié, s'il vous plaît" ("just give me half of that, please").[17] In 2007, Gawker.com ran an article consisting of anonymous employees of Guiliano’s that criticized her management style and behavior.[18] The San Francisco Chronicle called her first book “a blueprint for building a healthy attitude toward food and exercise,” and The Daily Telegraph stated it was “beautifully written."[19]


Guiliano' husband Edward Guiliano, is the President Emeritus of the New York Institute of Technology. She is the co-founder of the Guiliano Global Fellowship Program with her husband.[20]


  • 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
  • Meet Paris Oyster: A Love Affair with the Perfect Food

See Also[edit]

French paradox


  1. ^ John Butman (2013). Breaking Out. Harvard Business Review. p. 32.
  2. ^ "Online Extra: Mireille Guiliano's Morsels Of Wisdom". Business Week. 2005-04-24. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  3. ^ a b Matasar, Ann B. (December 17, 2010). "Women of Wine: The Rise of Women in the Global Wine Industry". Univ of California Press – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2005-04-24/fat-times-for-a-french-woman
  5. ^ Moskin, Julia (October 26, 2005). "A New Board for the Beard Foundation" – via NYTimes.com.
  6. ^ "LVMH aims to maximise super-premium growth with the creation of Moët Hennessy USA - 03/03/05". The Moodie Davitt Report. March 3, 2005.
  7. ^ a b c Wolfe, Alexandra (December 26, 2014). "Mireille Guiliano Still Wants to Change the Way America Eats" – via www.wsj.com.
  8. ^ Finz, Stacy (December 1, 2006). "Mireille Guiliano / Stay slim -- and drink Champagne". SFGate.
  9. ^ https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4165-8919-8
  10. ^ Clay, Xanthe (May 14, 2010). "The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook: How to eat and stay slim" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  11. ^ "The Top Five Lessons We Learned From Mireille Guiliano's Latest Book, French Women Don't Get Facelifts". InStyle.
  12. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mireille-guiliano-writes-about-the-parisian-love-oysters-1.3381423
  13. ^ Butman, John (April 30, 2013). "Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas". Harvard Business Review Press – via Google Books.
  14. ^ Taylor, Kate (2005-02-23). "French women do too get fat". Slate.com. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  15. ^ Joshua Melvin (22 Jan 2014). "'French women do get fat': curvy beauty queen - The Local". Thelocal.fr. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  16. ^ Zoe Williams (15 January 2014). "French Women Don't Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano – review | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  17. ^ Williams, Zoe (25 March 2008). "Zoe Williams on why British women should not aspire to be French" – via www.theguardian.com.
  18. ^ Emily Gould (March 8, 2007). "New York's Worst Bosses: Mireille Guiliano". Gawker.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-26. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  19. ^ "French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano". Penguin Random House Audio.
  20. ^ says, Hayley Rein '19 Channelled Personal Loss Into Service | Stony Brook Matters (November 16, 2018). "Guiliano Global Fellowships Connect Seawolves With the World |". SBU News.

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