Life In The Land Of IS

A tale of overcoming adversity and moving beyond hope…

Life in the Land of IS tells the inspiring story of Lani Deauville, a woman the Guinness Book of Records lists as the World’s Longest Living Quadriplegic. Lani is also a woman who believes in IS. “Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is yet to be,” she says, “but IS is now and it’s the truth of reality.”

In this beautifully captured memoir, Lani Deauville tells how in one moment of reckless abandon she went from a teenage diving champion to the edge of death and back again. Although destined to spend her remaining days in a wheelchair, Lani insists she wouldn’t change one moment of the amazing life that took her from high school dropout to one of the most accomplished and respected rehabilitative professionals in the state of Florida.

Her story is one that will amaze and inspire people from all walks of life and especially those who face such challenges themselves.

Winner of:

  • Royal Palm Literary Award
  • FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal

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Editorial Reviews

“Life in the Land of IS truly is an inspirational story of human courage and the power of living in IS moments. I laughed more than I cried and Lani’s story touched me. It is the kind of story that stays with you.”

The Caffeinated Reviewer

“When I first agreed to read this book, knowing that it was about the life of a quadriplegic, I expected a story filled with angst, fighting against the odds, frustration and guilt. Instead what I found was Lani, a woman that is as upbeat and positive as a person can get.”
Reading Hearts

“Incredible story from an incredibly gifted author! I loved this book from the beginning to the end”

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