Synopses & Reviews
The author of the bestselling French Women Don't Get Fat
shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude, joy, and no surgery.
With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice, and storytelling flair, Mireille Guiliano returns with a delightful, encouraging take on beauty and aging for our times. For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriate for their age, gained a little too much in the middle, or accidentally forgot how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to "the knife"-a French woman's most guarded beauty secrets revealed for the benefit of us all!
"Guiliano (French Women Don't Get Fat), a former chief executive at LVMH, tackles the topic of aging gracefully in her latest advice book. Quite happy to be in her 60s, the author has 'a foot in two countries,' with an American husband, a Manhattan apartment, and a home in Paris. She notes that Frenchwomen (with a life expectancy of 84) have an exceptional attitude toward aging in France, many believe that old age begins at 80. While the average aging Frenchwoman knows how to be 'bien dans sa peau ,' the United States suffers from a 'youth-obsessed' and 'results-oriented' culture. With her charmingly conversational tone, Guiliano walks readers through the mental and physical steps of aging with attitude, covering everything from cosmetics to spiritual life. Readers will find tips on hairstyles, makeup, healthy recipes, and eating tips, as well as general suggestions for nurturing one's body as if it were a cherished garden. Guiliano maintains that aging has much more to do with how women think of themselves than with facelifts or outward appearances; nevertheless, dressing stylishly and appropriately, making time for sleep, play, love, laughter, and, of course, the occasional glass of wine are all part of the author's uplifting attitude fix. Agent: Kathy Robbins, Robbins Office." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Mireille Guiliano, a former chief executive at LVMH (Veuve Clicquot), is "the high priestess of French lady wisdom" (USA Today
) and "ambassador of France and its art of living" (Le Figaro
). She is the author of French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure,
the number 1 The New York Times Bestseller
in the US. It has been translated into 37 languages. Mireille has appeared on The Today Show
, CBS' The Early Show
, NBC's Dateline
, CNN, among many national broadcasts, and has been profiled in The New York Times
, USA Today
, Business Week
, Travel and Leisure
, Food and Wine
and dozens of other publications, and she is the author of French Women for All Seasons
, Women, Work and The Art of Savoir Faire
, and The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook