Book Review: Women, Work & The Art of Savoir Faire
Written by Lisa Montanaro | December 21, 2010

I do a lot of driving, and so listening to audio books, podcasts, and teleclass recordings is one of my favorite past times. I like to mix it up, with business topics, novels, personal development, and even language lessons making the cut.

I just finished listening to the audio version of the book Women, Work & The Art of Savior Faire by Mireille Guiliano. What a treat! I absolutely loved this book, and would recommend it to any woman interested in business sense and sensibility, with some French style (I am a total Francophile, so adding French style to anything makes it better in my book!).

Many of you may recognize Mireille Guiliano as the author of the acclaimed best seller, French Women Don’t Get Fat (an awesome book all about everything in moderation). In this book, Ms. Guiliano tells her story of becoming the CEO of the world famous champagne house, Veuve Clicquot, and the many lessons she learned along the way. She gets really personal, sharing insights and experiences on balancing career and personal life, the pros and cons of risk taking, what it takes to be a leader, how important it is to have a good mentor (and be a good mentor), the art of communicating, having passion, using proper etiquette, developing your own style, tips on business hosting and eating, and even some food recipes! Her advice is always professional, while also being personal and authentic. The audio version is read by the author herself, who has a lovely French accent (bien sur).

If you are looking for a unique business book for women (with some French flair thrown in for good measure), I recommend checking it out!

Meet the Author

Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author. 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying.