Saturday, June 27, 2015

#Review: Life Outside The Box by Marilyn R. Wilson @oliobymarilyn #inspiration #biographies #fashion

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.

My review:
This book went in depth about the people that were picked exclusively for this book. I enjoyed reading the detailed accounts of humble beginnings to where they got today. The old adage about working hard, keeping true to self, and keep striving for the goal ahead, all played a part in each person that was written about.

I especially liked reading about Geir Ness, the perfume designer because he came  from nothing and originally had no intention of making his own scent but he needed to survive. I was impressed with his tenacity to continue on even when things said otherwise. I also like his personal touch wherever he went.

This book was great and an eye opener to move ahead with your dreams and do not let anyone tell you that you cannot do it. This was a well written book and well thought out to highlight each individual well.

I give this book 4 stars.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

Author's Bio:

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


Marilyn R. Wilson said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Life Outside the box. I am so glad you enjoyed Geir Ness's story as I found it inspiring too. He is a hurricane of positive energy in person. Loved this line in your review, "This book was great and an eye opener to move ahead with your dreams and do not let anyone tell you that you cannot do it." Today - take out that box, open it up and have a look at those dreams you've set aside.

Unknown said...

Hi - I love those types of stories about people who when all they're left with is dreams, turn those dreams into reality. It's a long and hard road thought.
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