More about Mary Lou: Mary Lou Quinlan has written inspirational features for national magazines including Real Simple, O Magazine and More, and is the author of the books Just Ask a Woman, Time Off for Good Behavior and What She’s Not Telling You. The nation’s leading expert on female consumer behavior and the founder and CEO of the marketing consultancy Just Ask a Woman, she has conducted in-depth research on women’s lives since 1999 for corporations such as Wells Fargo, Pfizer and Kellogg’s. The keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences around the world, Quinlan has appeared on television programs such as CBS’ Early Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today, and has been profiled in media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. She holds an MBA from Fordham University and received an honorary doctorate in communications from her alma mater, Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she also holds a B.A. in English. Quinlan and her husband, Joe, live in New York City and Bucks County, Penn., with their dog, Rocky. Connect with Mary Lou at http://www.marylouq.com
More about The God Box: After her mother passed away, Mary Lou went searching for the God Box. But rather than one box, Quinlan found 10 containers stuffed with hundreds of origami-like folded papers. Covering the last 20 years of her mother’s life, the notes contained a treasure of brief prayers for family, friends, and people she had never even met. Note by note, Quinlan discovered the greatest lesson her mother could impart: the importance of letting go in order to live. Poignantly written and beautifully designed, The God Box is a gift for every parent, every son or daughter, every person who trusts in the permanence of love and the power of prayer.
“A beautiful story of love, faith and family. IT reads from beginning to end like an intimate and familiar prayer.”
–Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love