Wednesday, June 10, 2015

G584 Life Outside the Box; The Extraordinary journeys of 10 unique individuals

Title of the book: Life Outside the Box; The Extraordinary journeys of 10 unique individuals

Author: Marilyn R Wilson

Publisher: Influence Publishing

Publishing Date: 2015

ISBN: 978-1-77141-066-3


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."

Author Info:
(from iRead Book Tours)

Meet 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

Personal Opinion:

A very beautiful and inspirational collection of interviews about people that have done the impossible and made something of themselves and gave a lot to community. What I loved is that the author focuses more on achievements of the people, especially women, rather than just family and children, and I feel that if she does include that topic, its something that the person wants. Some of my favorite stories from the book were Caroine McGillivray, Pamela Masik, Geir Ness and so forth. The book also deals more with art and creativity, inspiration for those that are creative but aren't quite sure what to do with their talents yet and challenges people to think differently and to be determined and not to give up no matter the odds.

This is for iRead Book Tours

Tour Schedule:

May 18 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review / giveaway
May 19 - Girl With Camera - review / giveaway
May 20 - Back Porchervations - review / giveaway
May 21 - Chronicles of an Avid Reader - review / author interview
May 21 - Book Stop Corner - review / author interview / giveaway
May 22 - My Devotional Thoughts - review / guest post
May 25 - Sarah Rehmatullah - review
May 26 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review / author interview / giveaway
May 27 - Vic's Media Room - review / guest post
May 28 - - review / author interview
May 29 - Jessica Cassidy - review / author interview / giveaway
June 1 - Readers Muse - review / guest post
June 2 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 3 - Library of Clean Reads - review / author interview / giveaway
June 4 - Author Jan Moran - review / author interview
June 5 - Reading Authors - review / giveaway
June 9 - The Booksnake Etc. - review
June 10 - Life with Katie - review / giveaway
June 10 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review
June 11 - Griperang's Bookmarks - review / author interview / giveaway
June 12 - Create With Joy - review / giveaway
June 15 - My Life. One Story at a Time - review / giveaway
June 16 - Essentially Italian - book spotlight
June 17 - Gabriella Contestabile - review
June 19 - One Frugal Girl - review / giveaway
June 22 - Jorie Loves a Story - review / author interview
June 22 - Writers and Authors - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 23 - Collecting Moments - review / guest post
June 24 - Creativity Chronicles - review
June 25 - A Bird With A French Fry - review / giveaway
June 26 - The Discerning Reader - review / giveaway
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Life Outside the Box. Have to admit I love all the chapters, but you definitely picked 2 that have inspired me personally.


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