The Brazilian supermodel, entrepreneur, activist and philanthropist traces her remarkable discovery and meteoric career, sharing stories from her marriage to Tom Brady, her perspectives as a mother and the lessons that have helped shape her life. - (Baker & Taylor)

The Brazilian supermodel, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist traces her remarkable discovery and meteoric career, sharing stories about her marriage to Tom Brady, her perspectives as a mother, and the lessons that have helped shape her life. - (Baker & Taylor)

<b>Supermodel and philanthropist Gisele B&uuml;ndchen shares personal stories, insights, and photos to explore lessons that have helped shape her life.<br><br></b>Gisele B&uuml;ndchen's journey began in southern Brazil, growing up with five sisters, playing volleyball, and rescuing the dogs and cats around her hometown.&#160; In fact, she wanted to become either a professional volley player or a veterinarian. But at the age of 14, fate suddenly intervened in in the form of a modeling scout, who spotted her in S&atilde;o Paulo. Four years later, Gisele's appearance in Alexander McQueen's memorably rain-soaked London runway show in the spring 1998 launched her spectacular career as a fashion model, and put an end to the "heroin chic" era of fashion. Since then, Gisele has appeared in almost 400 ad campaigns and on over 1200 magazine covers.&#160; She has walked in more than 470 fashion shows for the most influential brands in the world. Gisele has become an icon, leaving a lasting mark on the fashion industry.<br><br>But until now, few people have gotten to know the real Gisele, a woman whose private life stands in dramatic contrast to her public image. In <i>Lessons</i>, she reveals for the first time who she really is and what she's learned over the past 37 years to help her live a meaningful life--a journey that takes readers from a childhood spent barefoot in small-town Brazil, to an internationally successful career, motherhood and marriage to quarterback Tom Brady.<br><br>A work of great openness and vulnerability, <i>Lessons</i> reveals the inner life of a very public woman. - (Penguin Putnam)