Autora: Helô Pinheiro
Formato: 14 x 21 cm
Número de páginas: 128
The Eternal Girl from Ipanema
In The Eternal Girl from Ipanema, Helô Pinheiro tells how the genius – and generosity – of a poet and a conductor changed her future, taking her out of her ordinary middle class background, and thrusting her into the limelight as a celebrity, a true Brazilian icon.
Starting with her childhood and teenage years growing up in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro, through the memorable 1960s, with her marriage and move to São Paulo, and up until her life today, the book tells the story of a woman who, even without having planned it, found herself having to deal with overnight fame. From a strict family background, she became a wife and a mother and also built a successful career.
Through the ups and downs, suc- cesses and uncertainties, the girl from Ipanema matured. Her unforgettable story is still being written. With the indomitable spirit of “the girl who comes and goes by”, she continues her relentless search for happiness. Without clinging to her past, she forges ahead. To be Helô, simply and forever.
Word of the Poet
“Her name is Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto, but everybody calls her Helô. Three years ago, she was crossing the intersection between Montenegro and Prudente de Morais on her way to the beach, and we thought she was mesmerizing. […] With great respect and silent awe, we created for her the samba that put her in the headlines all around the world, and turned our beloved Ipanema into a magical word for foreign ears.”
Vinicius de Moraes.