SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES created by Oscar-nominated director Carlos Saldanha, Joana Mariani, and Diogo Dahl.

An international bestseller since 1992 with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide, this is a humorous look at what makes up one of the world’s most colorful characters.

Written by a U.S. native who has made Rio her home for more than forty years, this international bestseller has been revised and updated to include a complete list of essential words and phrases you’ll never find in any English-Portuguese dictionary.

Throughout the book, which includes more than fifty satirical illustrations by Rio-native Carlos Carneiro, Goslin details the irreverence of the Carioca. A must for the tourist who is unaccustomed to the whims of Rio, the capital of fun in the sun.

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Read what the critics have to say about “How to Be a Carioca.”

Where to buy your copy.


The Alternative Guide for the Tourist in Rio
Author: Priscilla Ann Goslin, with illustrations by Carlos Carneiro
Paperback, 152 pages
Published by Livros TwoCan Ltda
ISBN 978-85-85556-04-4    


Book photo by Ricardo Elkind - Shopping Rio Sul campaign - Agência Salles
© 2008 Livros TwoCan Ltda. All rights reserved. Illustrations © Carlos "Carlão" Carneiro Design agency S/2M2 Design