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Jamie Cat Callan


Jamie Cat Callan

Jamie Cat Callan grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. She spent her summers with her French-American grandmother and under her tutelage, she learned the secrets to a French woman's mystery and allure. Jamie first visited in France in 1976 and has returned many times since, interviewing thousands of French women (and more than a few men). She has been awarded an international artist residency from the Virginia Center for the Arts to write in the little village of Auvillar in Southwest France. Jamie's books, FRENCH WOMEN DON'T SLEEP ALONE, BONJOUR, HAPPINESS! and OOH LA LA! have been translated into 14 languages. Jamie has received many awards for her writing, including the PEN Award, a Massachusetts Council on the Arts Fellowship, and the Goldwyn Award in Screenwriting. Jamie lives on Cape Cod with her husband, a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Jamie's essay on how she met and married her husband appeared in the New York Times Sunday Styles Modern Love column. She's a popular speaker on women's issues, love, marriage and leading a creative life. Please visit Jamie at

Jamie Cat Callan

Books by Jamie Cat Callan

by Jamie Cat Callan - Cultural Studies, Culture, Entertainment, International Intrigue, Mind & Body, Nonfiction

French women are not born more attractive than anyone else. They simply learn at a very young age how to feel beautiful, confident, and sexy. Experience only makes them more irresistible. Growing up, Jamie Cat Callan had a French grand-mère to instruct her on style, grooming, and genuinely liking her reflection in the mirror. Now she shares that wisdom along with advice from other French women on fragrance, image consulting, makeup, and more.