An international bestseller since 1992, this is a humorous look at what makes up one of the world's most colorful characters: the Carioca--those charming inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, written by a U.S. native who has made Rio her home for more than thirty-eight years. If you dream of blending in with the locals while visiting Rio, help is at hand. Natives of Rio have a unique way of maintaining an up-beat samba-like swing while dealing with the woes of the day-to-day in paradise. How to Be a Carioca will help any traveler understand the endearing Carioca attitude about life and gives an insider's view into the unique daily rituals of the charming natives who populate this marvelous city.
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Graphic designer, pianist, and mother of two grown sons, Priscilla Goslin was born in Minnesota. She has made Rio her home for more than thirty-eight years. Aside from her years in Rio de Janeiro, Priscilla has lived in London, New Jersey, Sao Paulo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Currently she is partner and creative director at S/2M2, a design studio specializing in interactive design, as well as founder and director of Livros TwoCan, a boutique publishing house. Prior to S/2M2, she worked as senior art director for a large Brazilian ad agency and founded DesignCorp, providing design services focused on corporate identity and collateral print design.
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