Life Outside the Box, The Extraordinary journeys of 10 unique individuals by Marilyn Wilson – 5 stars

Life Outside the BoxReal 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.

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.

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My Review –

I absolutely loved this book. It was inspiring to read the stories of extraordinary, yet such ordinary people and their journey. From the first story to the last I was captivated. I wanted to know more about the person and as I finished each story, I found myself typing their name into a search engine for more information.

The writing was flawless. The author drew you into each person’s story. Each person had their own unique story of how they overcame the obstacles they faced to be a success. The only part missing from the book were photographs, but that was what led me to do additional research. Who is this person? What do they look like?

I was looking for an inspirational book to read and this surpassed my expectations. I sincerely hope that the author finds another ten people to write about that will continue to inspire us to conquer our own dreams.



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