Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Life Outside the Box by Marilyn R. Wilson (Book Spotlight and Giveaway!)

Today I'm featuring Life Outside the Box: The Extraordinary Journeys of 10 Unique Individuals, written by Marilyn R. Wilson. This book is an absolute gem if you like reading inspirational real life stories of people who achieved success through hard work, creativity and sheer determination, especially when the odds were against them.

You can find my review of this book on Library of Clean Reads, along with my interview of Marilyn, the author. Several of the people featured in the book are part of the fashion world, and we all know Italy is capital of the fashion world. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco is one of the women interviewed in this book. Although she married the world-renowned Italian fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco, Lisa-Marie forged her own career through sheer creativity, after raising her son. Her story resonated with me. But I liked every single one of the stories in this book.

About the book:

Life Outside the Box: The Extraordinary Journeys of 10 Unique Individuals by Marilyn R. Wilson
Influence Publishing
ISBN: 978-1771410663
Published: Feb 1, 2015
Trade paperback, 236 pages

Real Stories about Real People to Entertain, Inspire and Challenge You.

Get inspired to step out of your box and into a world full of potential. From the corporate world, to the arts, to working with the disenfranchised – the message is clear. There is no such thing as a normal way to live your life and no one right solution to any problem. Selected from amongst over 100 interviews, the stories shared here open a window on the journeys of seven women and three men who have charted their own path, including Ruthie Davis – top U.S. luxury shoe designer and the winner of the 2014 AAFA Footwear Designer of the Year award – and Geir Ness whose perfume is a staple in Nordstrom, Disney World and on Disney Cruise Lines. Enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes into the unique ways these individuals chose to deal with life's challenges and how they define success in their careers.

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About the Author:

Marilyn R. Wilson is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for interviewing. It all began in 2006 when the she answered a Craigslist ad from a NY magazine asking for story submissions. Two were accepted. The first live interview was life changing and Wilson has never looked back. With over 150 interviews now behind her, the love of interviewing is still as strong as ever. Whether through a random encounter on the New York subway or via a “one-on-one” interview with an internationally recognized artist, the goal is the same—to share the unique journeys of inspiring individuals.

In 2007, this goal led the author to co-launch a successful, innovative magazine focused on professionals working in the fashion industry, paired with photography and illustrations by local artists. Now on staff at Raine Magazine (NY/Miami/LA), as well as freelancing for other publications, Wilson has taken her passion to a new audience with the release of her first book.

Connect with Marilyn: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter


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  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Life Outside the Box. I hope you found inspiration from the intriguing journeys of those included.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Marilyn. Yes, I found much inspiration from reading your book, especially for my entrepreneurial heart. :-)