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

In Person: An Evening with Vanessa Gonçalves


November 7
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 so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! 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.