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Author Interview: Jamie Cat Callan, "Ooh La La!"

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My Inner French Girl

My Inner French Girl


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French women are renowned worldwide for their innate sense of style, grace and sophistication. Jamie Cat Callan explores this legend and offers those of us not fortunate enough to have been born Parisian wonderful, memorable tips on how to live life a la francaise. Her book, Ooh La La: Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day, will be published this summer by Citadel but is now available for pre-order on Amazon.


Inspired by her mysterious and beautiful French grandmother, happiness expert, professional speaker, and author Jamie Cat Callan travelled all over France, where she intrviwed hundreds of French women and came home with their secrets to joie de vivre, beauty, love, and the secret to leading a romantic life. She shares those secrets in her books: 

  • Ooh La La! French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day
  • Bonjour, Happiness!
  • French Women Don't Sleep Alone: Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love

Callan's literary awards include the Massacusetts Council on the Arts Grant in Fiction, the Goldwyn Award in Screenwriting, the New York State Council on the Arts Grant, and many others.

She offers keynote talks, lectures and workshops on "The Secrets to Joie de Vivre: How to Love Yourself For Who You Are Right Now." 

She is married to William Thompson, a climate change scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and lives on Cape Cod. For more information about Jamie, go to JamieCatCallan.com.