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Lessons

My Path to a Meaningful Life
Written by: Gisele Bündchen
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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The instant New York Times best seller 

Supermodel and philanthropist Gisele Bündchen shares personal stories, insights, and photos to explore lessons that have helped shape her life.

Gisele Bündchen's journey began in southern Brazil, growing up with five sisters, playing volleyball, and rescuing the dogs and cats around her hometown. In fact, she wanted to become either a professional volley player or a veterinarian. But at the age of 14, fate suddenly intervened in the form of a modeling scout, who spotted her in São 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. 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.

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 Lessons, 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 listeners from a childhood spent barefoot in small-town Brazil, to an internationally successful career, motherhood and marriage to quarterback Tom Brady.

A work of great openness and vulnerability, Lessons reveals the inner life of a very public woman.

©2018 Gisele Bündchen (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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bit dull

I grew tired of hearing about the anxiety... couldn't get through the book. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Enlightening Book

Fantastic book that was so enlightening and inspiring. I never really knew anything about her and never followed her at all. Her story and "lessons" she talked about pleasantly surprised me! She really is an amazing woman/wife/mother from what I took from her book and seemed so grounded. I was actually disappointed when the book ended. I could have listened to so much more!

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Love Gisele!

Such a strong and inspiring woman for younger women. I've always been a fan of her clean eating habits and lifestyle and she's had a very positive impact on my life. Go Gisele!

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Enjoyed the story

I really enjoyed the story, it was inspiring, ....picked me up during a few low moments...

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  • MC
  • 2018-11-23

Reader

The person reader is amazing at her work but I would have enjoyed the book Elmore if Giselle would have read it. Story is amazing! Thank you !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-10-09

Wish Gisele narrated the whole book!

I am still in the process of listening too it, I have a couple chapters left. Overall I like the book, my one complaint is I REALLY wish Gisele narrated the whole book! After hearing her voice on the intro, the rest of the book just doesn't feel the same. I love Gisele's voice and her accent. I think it would have made the whole book much more authentic. Gisele - next book you write, please narrate!

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  • Jades Goudreault
  • 2018-10-16

Life changing!!

Gisele is such an inspiration!! I listened to this in the car and finished it just in a few days! it was so interesting to listen to her stories and to hear how she handled the struggles in her life. She is so appreciative of life and I’ve been feeling more appreciation since I’ve read the book! Also I learned so much.

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  • DB
  • 2018-10-20

Inspiring, Motivating, Honest

I bought this audible book because I was curious about Gisele Bündchen, both as a super model and as the wife of a record-setting NFL Quarterback. The book is so much better, and different, than I expected. This book is about the private Gisele Bündchen, as opposed to the public Gisele that the media shows us. "Lessons" is an honest, revealing story of Gisele Bündchen’s life--her struggles, her down times, her beliefs, her loves, her deepest feelings. Gisele’s story touches one’s heart. I initially categorized "Lessons" in my library as “autobiography” but changed it to “motivational” after I finished listening to it.
Gisele Bündchen narrates the introductory material, and could have narrated the entire book, with her pleasant voice and accent. However, the transition to the narrator was easy. The narrator’s voice quickly became as though it were Gisele’s. I did not want to stop listening.
I rarely listen to a book a second time, but I will listen to "Lessons" again. In fact, I ordered a hard copy so that I could refer to some of Gisele’s ideas on exercise, eating, meditation, child rearing, suggestions on how to live more productively, and more.
"Lessons" is a truly inspirational story of a humble, strong, and successful woman. Mr. Brady is so fortunate to have Gisele in his life!

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  • Sheila K
  • 2018-10-27

very good book

I love her thoughts about love, God. life, health also entertaining . the narrator is good

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  • Raquel Carneiro Dutra
  • 2018-10-22

Sweet and Inspiring!

Thank you Gigi’ for sharing your meaningful life. It’s very important and inspiring to hear that those thoughts, concepts, that wisdom that many of us are seeking have found a beautiful and big spot into your life. This story, your story so far will be in our memory to help us all keep moving forward as you will as well.
Namaste!

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  • Jessica
  • 2018-10-15

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Enjoyed, wish Gisele would’ve narrated! I loved learning more about her story. She’s a fascinating person.

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  • dacuks
  • 2018-10-14

Uplifting read

Inspiration and surprisingly sincere message and light read. I would recommend this book to fight the autumn blues and get a fresh charge for your motivation.

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  • Fernando L Bastos
  • 2018-10-14

Some good insights

The book offers some good insights about how sometimes it is necessary to make decisions that focus on what is good for what you want and not what other want for you

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  • Hilde
  • 2018-10-12

Great book

I wish she would have narrated the entire book. Having said that, she gives great insight into her life and answers many personal questions people may have about her. Love the book.

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  • Cristina Johnston
  • 2018-10-07

Inspiration on the catwalk!

I already had great admiration for Gisele, after Lessons I was fascinated by her simplicity and determination towards life. I am Brazilian and I am proud of this Brazilian warrior. Lessons is a book to inspire us.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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