Dawn Landry wrote a book about using unconventional methods to help her husband, Daran, recover from cancer and later a stroke.
A month after “Armored” was published, the Oak Forest resident held a non-traditional book signing.
Landry said in an email that about 20 people came to the drive-through signing event held in front of her home on the evening of Nov. 5. She autographed copies of her book as some readers remained in their vehicles, while others parked and walked near the property.
“What do you do when you release a book in the middle of a pandemic and you can’t do the traditional book store ‘meet the author?’ Landry wrote. “Well, you get creative and coordinate a driveway, drive-by book signing.”
Landry said her 220-page book has sold nearly 500 copies since it was released Oct. 1. “Armored” can be purchased online by visiting dawnflandry.com.
The book recounts Daran Landry’s recovery from cancer in 2009 and a stroke in 2019 and how his wife, who has her own consulting firm as a business-to-business growth strategist, helped care for him with an analytical, detail-oriented approach. It demonstrates how there is not a one-sized-fits-all approach to care and recovery, with individuals needing to rely on their own personal armor – a mix of learned experiences and innate traits – to navigate an unexpected medical ordeal or other crisis.