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From awkward schoolgirl to Caterer to the Stars, Mary Giuliani weaves together a collection of hilarious memories, from professional growing pains to her long journey to motherhood, never losing her sense of humor and her love for everyone's favorite party food, pigs in a blanket.

Mary's utterly unremarkable childhood was everything she didn't want: hailing from a deeply loving yet overprotective Italian family in an all-Jewish enclave on Long Island. All she wanted was to fit in (be Jewish) and become famous (specifically a cast member on Saturday Night Live) . With an easy, natural storytelling sensibility, Mary shares her journey from a cosseted childhood home to the stage and finally to the party, accidentally landing what she now refers to as "the breakthrough role of a lifetime" catering to a glittery list of stars she once hoped to be part of herself.

Fresh, personal, and full of Mary's humorous, self-deprecating, and can-do attitude against all odds, you'll want to see where each shiny silver tray of hors d'oeuvres takes her next. You never know when the humble hot dog will be a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success, in building a business or simply making life more delicious.

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Mary Giuliani

Mary Giuliani is a party and lifestyle expert and owner of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. When the finest names in art, fashion and entertainment want to host a standout event, they call Mary. With her "simple yet special" approach to parties, Mary's clients look to her to break entertaining norms and bring to life party ideas that are one of a kind, out of the box, playful experiences. With a knack for making the "ordinary INTO extraordinary," Mary has maintained a loyal client roster that includes JCrew, Vogue, The Rolling Stones, Bradley Cooper, Stella McCartney, Carolina Herrera, HBO, and many more. Mary has appeared on the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox Morning News, and The Barefoot Contessa. In 2013 she partnered with Chef Mario Batali on a catering collaboration called MARIObyMary (www.mariobymary.com) . Mary splits her time between NYC's Chelsea neighborhood and Woodstock, New York, with her husband Ryan, daughter Gala and their two dogs Stanley and Hudson.

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