About Mimi Tanner

Mimi Tanner is a woman's best-kept secret!

Mimi Tanner's work is the benchmark of women's relationship advice in the 21st century. In the grand tradition of the most daring and successful relationship advice for women, Mimi is not afraid to tell it like it is!

Mimi Tanner's legendary email column for women is one of the longest running, most beloved relationship advice newsletters in the world, read by over a million of readers worldwide since 2005.

Mimi's message resonates with millions who recognize that the psychology of human nature is the key to love, self-respect and happiness.

Love it or hate it, Mimi's advice works. True students of the heart know what works, and understand that the "methods to our madness" spring from love, kindness, and generosity of heart.

Beginnings to Now


Mimi's family never lived long in one place. However, she got to know several different cities, including her beloved New Orleans. As a child, Mimi auditioned for and attended the Piano Preparatory Department at SMU, studying with Lucien Leinfelder and Louise Bianchi. She also studied theatre, ballet, art, and voice during most of her growing up years.

Mimi wanted to be a writer from an early age, and as a teenager, she became particularly interested in the subject of relationships and self-help. Her interest in decluttering came early in life, too.

Mimi has a special interest in psychology and mental health. She lost her brother to mental health disease and suicide.

Mimi loves the theatre, classical music; music from the late 60's to the present; movies, books, and traveling by car or in her vintage camper van.

Writing Influences and Books


Mimi's influences as a writer are many, including Helen Gurley Brown and her high-profile writers during Cosmo's golden years (70s - 80s); Ginie Sayles, whose support and generosity has been immense; the original vintage Fascinating Womanhood pamphlets and Helen Andelin's work to amplify these; the brilliant duo Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, authors of The Rules; the legendary Shirley Conran; the iconic Don Aslett; and many more.

Like her wise mentors, Mimi is not afraid to tell it like it REALLY is.

Mimi Tanner is the author of numerous books and programs, including:

  • The Reverse Ultimatum: A Step-By-Step Plan To Make Him Realize YOU’RE the ONE He Wants To Marry
  • Hard To Get: The Timeless Art of Conquering His Heart
  • Secrets of Feminine Mystery
  • Secrets of Flirting With Men
  • Calling Men: The Complete Guide To Calling, Emailing, and Texting the Men You Date
  • Man Mistake Eraser: How To Regain a Man's Interest

And more.

Mimi is also the author of the definitive guide to decluttering, Declutter Fast: How To Get Your Home In Order Almost Immediately, which has sold tens of thousands of copies since its publication in 2006. Mimi writes much-loved decluttering email newsletter three times a week, all about how to get your life decluttered and in order.