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“Many of these people are no more qualified to dole out life lessons than you or I.” * * * decade and change later, I got a firsthand taste of the guru trade. Just keep me posted so I can tell everyone what shows to see you on and when.” Shortly after this pep talk, the marketing director at my publisher gave me one of her own.It was 2007 and my first book, a career guide for creative types who didn’t want an office job, was approaching publication. ” my mother said when I called to tell her my advance copies had arrived in the mail. ” I explained to her that most authors, especially small press authors like me, don’t get the opportunity to meet the queen of daytime television. Everything was on track, she said across her large, cluttered desk. The PR team had begun to get some nibbles; I could expect to see a couple early reviews soon and would start getting calls for interviews any week now. Any grassroots steps you can take to connect with readers and build a following will help.” So began my year-long odyssey of doling out career advice to anyone who would listen.The context of Rousseau's account was his desire to have some bread to accompany some wine he had stolen; however, feeling he was too elegantly dressed to go into an ordinary bakery, he recollected the words of a "great princess".
As one biographer of the Queen notes, it was a particularly useful phrase to cite because "the staple food of the French peasantry and the working class was bread, absorbing 50 percent of their income, as opposed to 5 percent on fuel; the whole topic of bread was therefore the result of obsessional national interest." Other objections to the legend of Marie-Antoinette and the cake/brioche comment centre on arguments concerning the queen's personality, internal evidence from members of the French royal family and the date of the saying's origin.For example, the Queen's English-language biographer, Antonia Fraser, wrote in 2002: The attribution also has little credibility.Fraser cites as justification for the alternative attribution to the wife of Louis XIV the memoirs of Louis XVIII, who was only fourteen when Rousseau's Confessions were written and whose own memoirs were published much later.While it is commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, there is no record of this phrase ever having been said by her.It appears in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions, his autobiography (whose first six books were written in 1765, when Marie Antoinette was nine years of age, and published in 1782).