Author Says "Just Take One Step" by
Penny C. Sansevieri
her book, The Land of I Can, San Diego author Susan Gilbert
has created a deceptively simple way of overcoming a variety
of potentially debilitating challenges with her "take one
Susan received a letter from a local Childrens Disability
Council. It detailed the story of a nine-year-old boy who had
suffered abuse by his father and lost his mother to cancer.
Now, living with his grandmother, he is haunted by nightmares
and rarely sleep through the night. He sustained lung damage
due to his premature birth, and also suffers from an eating
disorder. His grandmother received a copy of The Land of I Can
and began reading it to him. Now, three weeks later, he sleeps
through the night, needs less medication for his lung disorder
and has gained three pounds! The book was donated to the Childrens
Disability Council by The IAM Foundation, an organization whose
mission is to gift life-changing books, products and events
to children and youth worldwide.
like this are just one of many that Ive come across since
I began working with Susan. What is most remarkable about his
book is that it is only 52 pages in length. Yet its groundbreaking
method demonstrates how taking one step can make all the difference.
In fact, several well-known local therapists agree that its
message is incredibly powerful.
San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Scene, by Publisher, Gary Shaw
California Cuisine Restaurant & Catering on University Avenue
is selling the book, "The Land of I Can", to customers,
which is not surprise to the author, San Diegan Susan Gilbert,
show also markets the 52-page take as a corporate incentive
and employee gift. The merit is obvious, sort of like a "One
Minute Manager quickie for the heart. Its also a
beautiful book illustrated by Jill Holden. An entrepreneur better
known as the original baker behind Lil Miss Muffins, Gilbert
founded Unity Products and Press and Unityproducts.com to sell
the book and herself as a motivational speaker. The book sells
for $18.95 at the Website.
of the books power: Often bickering Point Loma sisters,
ages 5 and 8, embraced, kissed and quietly said "good night"
after Dad read them "The Land of I Can."
2001, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Jim Cox, Editor
The Land Of I Can: An Adventure In Life is an inspiring, informative,
and original book of self-empowerment ideal for readers of any
age or background seeking to live their life to the fullest.
Susan Gilbert's engaging and thought-provoking text of poetically
expressed observations are wonderfully enhanced with the artwork
of Jill E. Holden. The Land Of I Can will be read over and over
again -- and become a treasured gift passed along from friend