Lisa Marie Runfola’s debut book, ‘A Limitless Life in a Powerless World,’ is a crash course in chasing dreams, rediscovering one’s purpose and living with gratitude
CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — It’s easy to lose one’s sense of self in the daily shuffle of life – whether falling out of touch with passions and hobbies, feeling trapped in a loveless relationship or experiencing a decline in self-esteem, it can happen to just about anyone. In author Lisa Marie Runfola’s memoir, “A Limitless Life in a Powerless World,” she offers her own insights into this phenomenon and provides readers with inspiration to help them shake off insecurities, toxicity and fear and live a life of authentic, resolute joy.
Through seamless transitions between storytelling and teaching, Runfola’s book takes readers on a journey from her charming childhood in Buffalo, N.Y., through her first marriage and divorce. It sweeps them up as she adventures abroad with her second husband, and it brings them back down to earth as she finds herself supporting her ex during his battle with cancer and, ultimately, grieving his death. Each evocative vignette Runfola shares transports the reader to a moment in her life and invites them to relate to it and learn from it as she has.
“While you read through the chapters of this memoir, you will see that I have had choices at every step in my life,” Runfola wrote in the prologue of her book. “It is what I did with these choices that molded me into the person I am today. Overall, I chose to live my life with purpose. I took the unknown path many times, backed up with my faith in God. It is my hope that parts of my story will resonate with you so you, too, can face your own powerlessness without letting it limit you.”
Ultimately, “A Limitless Life in a Powerless World” primes readers to be open to the gifts life bestows to them daily and accept these gifts with the deepest gratitude. Even in powerless positions, one’s limitless life is still waiting to be lived.
“I would like to thank Lisa Marie Runfola for sharing her journey with us. It was truly captivating and inspiring to read her heartfelt experiences that led her on her path to her limitless life. I cried, laughed and enjoyed every page of her memoir,” a reader wrote in a five-star review of the book on Amazon. “We are gifted this beautiful life and how we choose to live each day is up to us. Through her joyous moments to her tragic grief she will INSPIRE you to take a leap of faith and live life not just in the moment but with purpose.”
“A Limitless Life in a Powerless World”
By Lisa Marie Runfola
ISBN: 978-1-9822-1961-1 (hardcover); 978-1-9822-1959-8 (softcover); 978-1-9822-1960-4 (e-book)
Available through Balboa Press, Barnes & Noble and Amazon
About the author
Lisa Marie Runfola went from living a conventional American lifestyle to an unconventional expatriate one and has lived abroad for more than 12 years. A mother of five and a lifelong reader, she brings her poignant observations and experiences as a parent, partner and daughter into her writing. This is her first book, and she currently has a sequel, “Unstuck,” in the works. Runfola’s deeply introspective style mirrors her love for adventure, which has brought her through divorce, grief and many international airports. Runfola splits her time among homes in Switzerland, Chicago’s North Shore and Florida’s Gulf Coast, and she often visits her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. To learn more, please visit http://www.lisamarierunfola.com and follow the author on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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