Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist who has inspired millions through his beautiful work. Born on August 24, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro was just the beginning of life. One that had a special journey destined for him to embark on. Coelho has lived a unique lifestyle as he struggled to makes his dreams come true.His dream was always to become a writer. And that dream became a reality. Read his bio to learn how he survived being in a mental institution, dropped out of law school, and led life as a hippie. Giving him the wisdom he now possesses and passes on to us.