June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Coelho during the World Economic Forum Pearson Education Limited. Hollow Verse. July Is that what Bolsonaro wants to celebrate? Retrieved 30 March Archived from the original on June 12, December Retrieved 5 August Rowling to T. Retrieved 21 January Aleteia in Spanish.
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The Alchemist. Christina Oiticica. We tend to have the image of our mentors as somebody who is just the picture of idealism and perfection. But, as they say the night is the darkest just before the dawn. Paulo went through a series of ruts and potholes but eventually climbed out of them and emerged out as a winner. After all, A winner stands alone and is distinct!!! View 1 comment.
Apr 23, Aditi rated it did not like it Shelves: harper-collins , biograpghy , my-reviews , didnotfinish. Unexceptionally Boring and didn't expect that my all time favorite author would brag about his achievements this much! Moreover, there's nothing in this biography that will make me feel sny closer to the author! I suggest, don't waste your money on this book, even though Coelho is your favorite author!
Received this book in an online bookstore competition- IndiaBookStore! View all 11 comments. Nov 23, Lolly K Dandeneau rated it liked it. There was a lot I didn't know about Coelho. I felt the ending of the biography was a bit weak, boring. But he seems to have lived an interesting life thus far. I was surprised about the whole dabbling into 'satanism'. I never would have guessed that about him, nor about his often callous attitude toward women in his life. Judging from the book, he seemed hell bent on being famous and for me, it seems contrary to claim you're on a path of spirituality be it religious or not and on that same bre There was a lot I didn't know about Coelho.
Judging from the book, he seemed hell bent on being famous and for me, it seems contrary to claim you're on a path of spirituality be it religious or not and on that same breath be honing in on fame. It's my personal opinion that fame shouldn't be your goal if you're looking for spiritual enlightenment. If fame happens as a by product of your journey then great. I know he markets himself well, and what writer wouldn't? I am judging by the statements early on in his life about how he wanted to be well known. I guess I just didn't expect that from reading his literature, that he would be consumed with fame.
The whole drug thing surprised me too. Then again, looking at the time period, it certainly didn't 'shock' me. I cannot imagine living in a country where you can't truly be free in the sense of what your political and religious opinons are and I admire anyone with the strength of conviction to 'act out' be it in writing, speaking, etc.
Worth the read. From the first pages the story makes you feel quite ambiguous about the famous writer. The biography it's very detailed. Obviously, Mr. Morais had a huge stuff to work on it. But as in the end of the book, the letter of P. Coelho says it -pretty much- he didn't gave the more secret or sentimental aspects of Coelho's life and character.
For example, he refers to the writer's feelings such a few times and when he does, he doesn't pay too much attention. It sounds to me like he is describing the li From the first pages the story makes you feel quite ambiguous about the famous writer. It sounds to me like he is describing the life and the actions of a robot and not a passionate human being with such a full life!
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Also, in the end there were too many details about the sales of his books So many numbers of the sales and the money he earned! I was a little tired of that Anyway as my general opinion about getting know better with Coelho As i already said i feeli really ambiguous! I've read his books and I really like them, but now I've seen a writer who almost did everything to be famous and rich i feel very confused His books are supposed to make people follow their dreams and live life to the fullest and pay attention to things that really matter or be more spiritual.
But how can he persuade us for all this when himself had so low motives and he is a member of an esoteric organisation? I don't know if Mr. Morais paid more attention to the negative side of Coelho or Coelho is really such a person, but it's worth to read it and have your own opinion about it.
Oct 02, Antoaneta rated it it was amazing. Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a teenager, Coelho wanted to become a writer.
Upon telling his mother this, she responded with "My dear, your father is an Engineer. He's a logical, reasonable man with a very clear vision of the world. Do you actually know what it means to be a writer? They did not do that to destroy me, they did that to save me.
Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life
One year later, he dropped out and lived life as a hippie, traveling through South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe and becoming immersed in the drug culture of the s. Composing with Raul led to Paulo being associated with satanism and occultism, due to the content of some songs. I was doing something that gave me food and water -- to use the metaphor in "The Alchemist", I was working, I had a person who I loved, I had money, but I was not fulfilling my dream. My dream was, and still is, to be a writer.
May 04, Agbonmire rated it really liked it. Paulo Coelho is a teacher. But in his authorized biography I get to see the man and what makes him tick and glean bigger lessons. It was good to see how difficult his formative years were and they are quite similar to everybody else. It was terrifying to see how he dabbled with satanism and was almost consumed by it. It was also refreshing to see Paulo Coelho is a teacher.
It was also refreshing to see how he extracted himself from it It was engaging to see how he struggled to find his own personal legend. And it was finally good to see him achieve his dreams. Through this book I can see that anybody can achieve his goals if he stays on course. Trials and tribulations would come, nothing good comes easy.
Aug 14, Lorri Coburn rated it liked it.
Paulo Coelho has sold million books in the metaphysical spiritual genre, written in the style of light novels or fables. His most famous one is The Alchemist, which I loved. Since I've read most of his books, I wanted to see how much of his personal life was contained in them. In addition, his experiences with being forcibly hospitalized as a young adult, for what his parents Paulo Coelho has sold million books in the metaphysical spiritual genre, written in the style of light novels or fables. In addition, his experiences with being forcibly hospitalized as a young adult, for what his parents called mental illness and I would call just not fitting in, figure into his books.
Coelho is a passionate, deep, unconventional man with a profound sense of the mystery of life. Those who feel practices like tarot, rituals, and searching for hidden meanings are silly, however, might not like his books. I was surprised to find that his books are extremely popular in Russia. The biography, which was authorized, was fascinating, but the writer gave to many details, so it moved too slowly. View all 9 comments. Jan 02, Suhrob rated it liked it.
Well - this one is a bit hard for me to judge for several reasons. I've skim-read the book in a quite fast pace. I can tell that formally it's not much to write home about - its factual and frank. I have read only two books by Coelho Alchymist and Veronica decided to die and disliked both of them both would merit barely 1 goodread star and the biography just convinced me that I'm certainly not Well - this one is a bit hard for me to judge for several reasons.