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                PAULO COELHO: A WARRIOR’S LIFE The Authorized Biography
                Morais
                THE ONLY AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHO
                AND THE TRUE STORY OF HOW THE ALCHEMIST CAME TO BE

                11.10.2009 – For three years, groundbreaking journalist Fernando Morais
                researched every aspect of bestselling author Paulo Coelho’s life, living in his         Twitter Pitc
                community and interviewing family, friends, and foes. But it was ultimately a bet with   Groundbreaki
                                                                                                         Coelho, author
                Coelho himself that allowed Morais complete access to the contents of a box “to be
                                                                                                         surprise fans
                burned upon death”—a box containing his journals dating back to 1959, when he
                was twelve years old.                                                                    News Facts
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                Through these journals, Morais’ extensive research, and with Coelho’s own                  doctors initi
                blessing, Paulo Coelho: A Warrior’s Life (HarperOne; November 2009; Hardcover;             stillborn.
                $26.99; ISBN 978-0-06-171888-5) emerges as the most comprehensive                          In the third g

                examination of one of the world’s most famous living writers.                              writing cont
                                                                                                           shy to even
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                Coelho knew the risk of having the more controversial aspects of his life exposed,
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                but he also welcomed the opportunity to reveal himself in a new way—in truth, with
                                                                                                           quests.
                the possibility of gaining even more freedom in pursuing his “personal legend,” 
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                much like his beloved character Santiago in The Alchemist.                                 friends, Coe
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                From his miraculous birth to his struggles in school; from his time spent in an            among “the
                asylum to his early days as a playwright and actor; Paulo Coelho: A Warrior’s Life         Coelho briefl

                tells the story of an ambitious young man chasing his three obsessions—faith, sex,         before findi
                                                                                                           Christianity.
                and success as a famous writer.

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                Chronicling an extraordinary life, Paulo Coelho: A Warrior’s Life shows how Coelho       Read Inside
                came to write The Alchemist and became a literary sensation throughout the world.        Official Paulo
                Depicting a man of extremes—one beloved by millions of loyal fans yet widely             HarperOne.c
                condemned by literary critics—this extensive biography reveals how Coelho strives,
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                thrives, and inspires others to do the same.
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                Fernando Morais is one of the most important and preeminent journalists in South
                America and is widely credited with making the biography a popular genre in Brazil.
                He is also a well-known politician and activist whose articles have stirred much
                debate in both his native country and throughout South America. He lives in Sao
                Paulo, Brazil.


                Paulo Coelho is an international bestselling author whose books—The Alchemist,
                The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth
                Mountain, and The Witch of Portobello—have sold more than 100 million copies in
                140 countries and have been translated into 55 languages. He lives in Brazil.


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