Happy Habits For Life



The Alchemist

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.



Author Biography

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he worked as a theater director and author, journalist and composer before turning to books. Since the publication of his first book, El Peregrino de Compostela (Diary of a Magician), more than 320 million copies of his novels have been sold worldwide. Among his greatest successes, The Alchemist stands out, considered the best-selling Brazilian book of all time. It has been published in 170 countries and translated into 83 languages. Coelho has received notable international honors, including the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum, the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur from the French government, and the Galician Gold Medal. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, and since 2007 he has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace. http://paulocoelhoblog.com/