After Mary Lous mother passed away, she 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 mothers 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.
Mary Lou Quinlan has written inspirational features for national magazines including O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, and More. The nations leading expert on female consumer behavior and founder and CEO of the marketing consultancy Just Ask a Woman, she has conducted in-depth research on womens lives since 1999 for corporations such as Wells Fargo, Pfizer and Kelloggs. Quinlan has appeared on television programs such as CBSs Early Show, Good Morning America and NBCs Today and has been profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. She holds an MBA from Fordham University. Quinlan and her husband, Joe, live in New York City and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with their dog, Rocky.