Carla Albertuni

Business Partner, Box1824 Youth Research
Sãƒâ£O Paulo, Brazil

About Carla

Languages

Italian

Talk to me about

Education / Crafts / Movies / Music / Books / Colors / William Gibson / Trips to India / Learning languages / Children stories and songs / Iceland / Running / ...

People don't know I'm good at

1) Drawing. As a child I used to dray everything I saw. 2) Making up children stories.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

190710
Carla Albertuni
Posted about 1 year ago
Two questions: 1) What's your favorite book? 2) If it's different from your favorite, what one book would you recommend to others?
My favorite book: Chaos Point - Ervin Lazlo The first book that made me aware of the challenges we face towards a better world - or chaos. A book I would recommend: Freedom - Not License by A.S.Neill (founder of Summerhill School) This is a book about an extraordinary school that broke paradigms in the fifties - but what is incredible about it is that it's still a breakthrough model, even today.
190710
Carla Albertuni
Posted over 3 years ago
What's the overlooked gem, the book I haven't read that I must?
Here's my precious list: Miranda July's "No One Belongs Here More Than You" (my number one!!!) Ervin Laszlo's "Chaos Point" (my life could be described as "before and after" this book - surprised by Vivienne Westwood recommending it at a speech she gave here in Brazil) Dino Buzzati's "The Tartar Steppe" (about waiting) Herman Hesse's "Damien" (many people recommended 'Siddartha', but I prefer 'Damien') Alain de Botton's "The Art of Travel" (a good light unpretentious companion for a trip) Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" I haven't resisted and created a wiki page with mostly all books listed here. I must confess I took the liberty of deliberately omitting books I've read or know about and that would not fit in my "lost gem little box". * If anyone wants to join the wiki please write to me at cmayumi.a@gmail.com