After over seven months of writing, rewriting old blog posts, deleting everything and then writing again….34,000 words later I have finally finished my book, Trying to Understand Brazilian Culture. This is a personal account of the time I’ve spent here in Brazil, filtered through my experiences of living and working in São Paulo.
Here is the blurb:
It’s a truth acknowledged by pretty much every seventeen-year-old guy with an Internet connection: Brazil is one of the sexiest countries on the planet. When looking at pictures of the country online you can expect to see samba dancing goddesses, ridiculously tropical beaches and, of course, the infamous Carnival celebrations. But if you’ve ever wondered what life is like beyond these images, this is the book for you. Penned by award-winning British blogger Andrew Creelman, this memoir will give you an intimate insight into the reality of Brazilian culture.
After arriving in the country on a bit of a whim, Andrew has spent the last four years in São Paulo attempting to understand Brazilians and their culture. Within the book, some incredibly highbrow subjects are explored. Does Brazil really resemble one giant, dangerous game of Grand Theft Auto? What’s it like to live in a football-mad country? Are ALL Brazilian women beautiful? What is it like to teach over here? And perhaps the most important question of all is addressed within these pages: why, oh why, do Brazilians wear so little on the beach!?!
With the World Cup being just weeks away, I set out to publish a book that illustrated what living in this country is like for a foreigner. Trying to Understand Brazilian Culture will be released as an ebook in the coming weeks (I’m on with designing the cover at the moment), and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it!