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November 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Person: An Evening with Vanessa Gonçalves


November 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books presents…



I am Enough, I am Vulnerable

Tuesday, November 7th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is thrilled to present a bilingual evening with Vanessa Gonçalves for her insightful book: I am Enough, I am Vulnerable.

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

“I am Enough, I am Vulnerable”, my first book.

In this book, I delve into the depths of vulnerability, embracing our imperfections, and discovering the strength that lies within our authenticity. It’s a journey of self-acceptance and empowerment that I hope will resonate with each and every one of you.

I have dared to share some stories from my life with the certainty that vulnerability is a form of bravery and connection with others. I narrate in the first person my experiences as Miss Venezuela 2010 and finalist in Miss Universe; my bittersweet story as the daughter of Portuguese immigrants in Venezuela and as an immigrant myself in the United States; episodes of my love life that led me to severe depressions and to consider suicide; my failed attempt to convert to Judaism; my views on femininity, beauty, sports, health, family, and aging, which led me to freeze my eggs; and finally, my journey through mindfulness and yoga, practices that are now my life project and that I am sharing by teaching others.

Let’s embrace vulnerability and celebrate our own enough-ness.

About the Author:

My name is Vanessa Gonçalves. I was born in Caracas in 1986. My maternal grandparents and my dad are from Portugal. I am a dentist and yoga teacher. I have been living in Miami, Florida since 2015. I was Miss Venezuela in 2010 and a finalist in Miss Universe 2011.

Books & Books se complace en presentar una noche bilingüe con Vanessa Gonçalves por su libro: Soy Suficiente, Soy Vulnerable.

***Nota: Este evento tendrá lugar en Books & Books en Coral Gables en 265 Aragon Ave. Las entradas son GRATUITAS y los libros estarán disponibles para su compra en el evento. Pida su copia aquí.

Sobre el libro:

Soy suficiente, soy vulnerable

Mi primer libro. En l me he atrevido a contar algunas historias de mi vida con la certeza de que la vulnerabilidad es una forma de valent a y de conexi n con los dem’s. Narro en primera persona mis experiencias como Miss Venezuela 2010 y finalista del Miss Universo; mi agridulce historia como hija de emigrantes portugueses en Venezuela y como emigrante yo misma en Estados Unidos; episodios de mi vida amorosa que me condujeron a severas depresiones y a considerar el suicidio; mi fallido intento de convertirme al juda smo; mi visi n sobre la feminidad, la belleza, el deporte, la salud, la familia y la vejez, por lo que he congelado mis vulos; y finalmente mi recorrido por el mindfulness y el yoga, pr cticas que son hoy mi proyecto de vida y que estoy concretando en la ense anza a otros.

Mi nombre es Vanessa Gon alves. Nac en Caracas en 1986. Mis abuelos maternos y mi pap son oriundos de Portugal. Soy odont loga y profesora de Yoga. Vivo en Miami, Florida desde el 2015. Fui Miss Venezuela en 2010 y finalista en el Miss Universo 2011.

Sobre la autora:

Me llamo Vanessa Gonçalves. Nací en Caracas en 1986. Mis abuelos maternos y mi padre son de Portugal. Soy odontóloga y profesora de yoga. Desde 2015 vivo en Miami, Florida. Fui Miss Venezuela en 2010 y finalista en Miss Universo 2011.