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Brazil: 11 books to read before you go

The 11 travel books that The Lonely Planet suggests you read before arriving in Brazil.

- Elizabeth DrakeMonitor contributor

3. "How to Be a Carioca," by Priscilla Ann Goslin

"How to Be a Carioca" (1992) by Priscilla Ann Goslin is highly recommended for anyone who will spend any time in Rio de Janeiro. Goslin's "tongue-in-cheek" portrait of Caricoa (the word means "long time resident of Rio") culture rings true. Particularly valuable is her entertaining section devoted to the "essential vocabulary" of regional jargon.

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