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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 uAn 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....

Title : How To Be A Carioca
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ISBN : 9788585556013
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 472 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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How To Be A Carioca Reviews

  • Nicholas Smith
    2018-12-15 06:01

    Learnt a few good tips and phrases from this book! A must read for any tourist heading to Rio.

  • Ronald Chan
    2018-11-17 22:16

    Not a bad easy read for the plane ride to the place. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a light read before your trip to Rio

  • Jesse
    2018-12-09 23:24

    How To Be a Carioca is an awesome blend of dark humor and information on the culture, language, and life in Rio de Janeiro; information that you would not find in any normal guidebook. I also find it very interesting that the author is American by birth but has lived most of her life in Rio de Janeiro, as a real Carioca (resident of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).This is a tongue-in-cheek description of various social and cultural aspects of life in Rio, with "helpful tips" on how gringos like us (foreigners) can try to fit in. There's a fair amount of sarcasm and irony, but what makes it even funnier is that it is quite obvious that the humor is based on reality. (Note: there are some R-rated references and illustrations; this isn't a book for kids.)If you want to know how to go on a date, what the proper attire is for going to the beach, what to expect from a maid you hire, how to drive (and park your car), and many other situations you may find yourself in while in Rio, then this book is for you. And beyond that, it is excellently well-written, and really made me feel as I was right in the middle of a vida louca for a time. You also get a few language lessons in how to speak like a Carioca, and plenty of new slang words and phrases to learn. As someone who is interested in languages and dialects, this is awesome.A great read - both entertaining, and informative!

  • Bader
    2018-12-11 22:06

    It was fun reading this book about people I've lived with for almost a year. A lot of the funny stuff in this book look like a stereotyping thing but guess what, you will definitely find out that those Cariocas, the people of Rio de Janeiro, will be always the first to start those stereotypes about themselves and would agree with most of what is in this book. The humor in this book is acceptable and would make you laugh very loud reading a "light" text written with care supported with good illustrations. The titles and the lists were nicely done, too.This book is as its title includes "The alternative guide for the Tourist in Rio"; that means it's not a substitute at all to a real guide with the best sites to see, the restaurants to eat at .. etc. It's, as I believe, a funny talented author's observations of people of Rio! and I think it would be the best experience to read this book in two cases; if you intend to visit Rio de Janeiro to see what the book talks about, or, and it's better in my opinion, to follow your already-done visit, or the ongoing one, to Rio de Janeiro with reading this book.

  • Geert Vanhulle
    2018-11-22 22:23

    This little book is really funny!I've read it when I was staying in Rio de Janeiro for several months and everything is absolutelly true. If you know Rio it is hilarious, but also if this city is new for the reader it will give you a good insight of Brazilian culture and for sure it will make you laugh.

  • Katerina
    2018-11-23 23:13

    I find this little book a gem. Not only does it provide you with information that is useful, but I love the humorous writing style with a touch of kind irony. The only problem is that after reading it I wish I was in Rio already, but unfortunately that has to wait...in the meantime I am happy to have this book to bring me closer to what it feels like being in Rio.

  • Rhode
    2018-11-21 01:12

    It's a slender humorous volume for everyone who ever wondered what it would be like to move to Rio in Brazil. Although Brazil's politics and economy have changed since this was written, most of this addresses the kinds of cultural attitudes and behaviors that will probably still be true in 50 years.

  • Redsteve
    2018-12-17 06:13

    Not ENTIRELY stupid.

  • Suzanne Yoder
    2018-11-28 05:20

    silly book with obvious, superficial observations of the beautiful people of Rio.

  • Claudio Costa
    2018-11-27 04:24

    this will be useful

  • Cheryl
    2018-11-22 06:08

    Simply a fun book on life in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Jonathan
    2018-12-05 00:12

    None

  • Andy Venet
    2018-11-29 04:26

    Basic stuff about Carioca, a good introduction to visit Rio and behave like a native...

  • Kamilah Tisdale
    2018-12-06 06:29

    An entertaining look at the culture of Rio, with helpful tips and phrases.