The supermodel, noted entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist shares her unexpected path to self-discovery and the lessons that have shaped her life.
Gisele Bündchen's journey began in southern Brazil, where she grew up sharing a bedroom with her five sisters and bullied by her classmates. At the age of 14, fate intervened suddenly in Sao Paolo in the form of a modeling scout. Four years later, Gisele's appearance in Alexander McQueen's runway show in London launched her spectacular career as a fashion model, while also putting an end to the "heroin chic" era in fashion. Since then, Gisele has appeared in 600 ad campaigns, over 2000 magazine covers and walked in more than 800 fashion shows for the most influential brands in the world.
But until now, few people have gotten to know the real Gisele, a woman whose private life stands in dramatic contrast to her public image. In Lessons, a work of deep vulnerability, courage and honesty, Gisele reveals for the first time what she's learned over the past 37 years that has helped her live a meaningful lifea journey that takes readers from a childhood spent barefoot in Brazil, to a internationally successful career, motherhood and marriage to quarterback Tom Brady.
Intimate, questing, practical and timely, Lessons reveals the inner life of a very public womanone that will inspire women of all ages to uncover their own power, meaning and purpose.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||Signed Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Gisele Bündchen is one of the most famous supermodels of all time. Known globally for her business savvy, her philanthropy, and her advocacy for environmental protection, she has been listed by Forbes as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World and among the world's thirty most generous celebrities. She has served as Goodwill Ambassador of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program), and was named by Harvard University as a Global Environmental Citizen in recognition of her eco-efforts. She lives near Boston with her husband; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, their children and dogs. Profits from this book will go to The LUZ Foundation, which Bundchen created in 2007, to address social and ecological issues.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book !!! Some reasons to read "Lessons": - Historical Factor: It is about the most influential model in history and one of the most important names in the history of fashion. - For the environment: It's about a person completely dedicated to how to make the planet better, healthier, more aware. (100% of the sales proceeds from this book will go to the "Água Limpa" (Clean Water) project). - For the sake of self-help: A person who has gone through a lot of criticism and questioning about his appearance, has gone through moments of great combat, loneliness, low self-esteem. She shares how she overcame her problems and began to wonder how the experiences she experienced could help people in distress. - For the issue of overcoming and professional success: It is a professional success manual. Principles that made a 14-year-old girl from a southern Brazilian hometown become the most successful professional in the history of her career. And how he conducted his success in a balanced and healthy way. Always keeping the humility of her origins.
What a great read! I will keep referring to this book for years to come