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Quick Summary of Life Outside the Box: The Extraordinary Journeys of 10 Unique Individuals. 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.
Life Outside the Box Creates Inspirational, Biographical Portraits. Marilyn R. Wilson portrays 10 very different individuals--with unique life challenges--and illustrates their individual paths to individual successes. The author combines in-depth, personal interviews and biographical details for each featured person. She does a wonderful job portraying the emotions, motivations, and passions of the real people she features.
Would I recommend Life Outside the Box: The Extraordinary Journeys of 10 Unique Individuals? Not one of Marilyn R. Wilson's featured stories offered a simple, easy, path to success. This is a wonderful compilation of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and creative minds--and a page by page reminder that personal stories lie beneath every success story. If you enjoy motivational, inspirational stories of goal seeking and dream building with real, human flaws and trying life challenges--this is a wonderful book! Wilson's writing style flawlessly builds each of her 10 stories with ease. I enjoyed reading about each of her featured choices--and found each so inspiring and intriguing that I found myself drawn to learn even more about them! It's a wonderful book for those facing daunting obstacles or personal doubts in their journey to their goals.
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.
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