Raquel Pacheco’s Blook is an Autobiographical Best Seller in Brazil

 UPDATE:  You can now order this book by clicking through on the link below!

A few months ago a Brazilian blogger Raquel Pacheco landed a blook deal. It is the latest runaway best-seller in Brazil and is an autobiography of a young prostitute, a.k.a. Bruna the Surfer Girl.

The blook is called The Sweet Venom of the Scorpion: The Diary of a Call Girl and it’s selling well:

“In just over a month, it has sold some 30,000 copies and is already in its third edition — a huge success in a country where only a fraction of the population reads books. It also ranks third on Brazil’s bestseller list for nonfiction books, neck and neck with international hits like “Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.” (Reuters)

19 Responses to “Raquel Pacheco’s Blook is an Autobiographical Best Seller in Brazil”

  1. neomi escabi Says:

    I’ve been trying to find out how to purchase one of Brazils best sellers it is titled “The sweet venom of the scorpion:The dairy of a call girl” by Raquel Pacheco, I cant find it here in the us can you help me?

  2. Juliana Says:

    You can by it in our site. But it’s in portuguese.
    http://www.pandabooks.com.br

  3. stealbelow Says:

    Thanks Juliana:

    I've had a few emails asking this same question but I didn't have any luck tracking it down.

    Gotta love blogs! Could you provide a direct link to the product page?
    :)

  4. stealbelow Says:

    I’ve used google translate to email a portuguese request to the website mentioned above for a direct link to the product in question. I will post more when I hear back from them.

    Many thanks to everyone who has visited my site!

  5. Michael Spath Says:

    Is there an english translation?

  6. nikki Says:

    very interested in a copy in english… how would we get a hold of it?

  7. juliana 2 Says:

    Hello everyone. I am a Portuguese speaker and have also made a request for information on an English version of the book. Will keep you posted should I receive an answer.

  8. niomi Says:

    hi guys I put a request in for the book in english ..it can only be found in portuguese.

  9. Gec Says:

    please let me know if anyone manages to source this book in english! would love to get my hands on a copy. (great opportunity for translators eh?)

  10. brijesh Says:

    hi, am dying to lay my hands on a english version.

  11. stealbelow Says:

    Let’s keep working at it everyone…the power of the blogosphere won’t let us down!!

  12. Miguel Says:

    Here is the latest– the book is not available in English yet. It just came out in Spanish.

  13. juliana 2 Says:

    It’s not available yet, as Miguel said, but negotiations are already in place. I’m sure we’ll hear all about it when it comes out.

  14. stealbelow Says:

    Thanks :)

    Could someone who has read it give us a review please?

    In whatever language possible.

  15. Carl Cohen Says:

    What is the title in Spanish?
    Where can one get a copy opf the Spanish translation?

  16. Sandra Says:

    For those who have had difficulty finding this book, it’s published in both Portuguese and Spanish, but only the Portuguese version is available through Amazon.com. It’s correct title is “O Doce Veneno do Escorpiao”; there is a talk of doing an English translation, but it hasn’t been done yet. So if you don’t read either Portuguese or Spanish, you’re out of luck for now!

  17. Missy Says:

    Just FYI… I just heard about this book yesterday, 6/13/06, on an interview on NPR…. it now might be available in English through their website.

  18. stealbelow Says:

    Thanks Missy – If you find it please let us know! :)

  19. Anonymous Says:

    check amazon.co.uk for english version of the ‘Scorpion’s Sweet Venom: Diary of a Brazilian Call Girl (Hardcover)’


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