Before Panama:-
Before buying my own
Caribbean island, I had quite
an eventful few years.
The book, "A Life Sold",
tells much of that story.
(Movie rights have recently
been purchased by
Walt Disney Pictures!)


is now on sale at
Amazon sites worldwide
and at other online retailers.
Links here
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What is the

Hi there, my name is Ian Usher. I sold my life on eBay! on the 29nd of June 2008.
To find more about that, go to

What prompted me to take such an unusual course of action?

Well, one day in November 2005 life took a big swing, and knocked me completely off-track.
I wasn't expecting what happened to me at all - I was completely blindsided!
To read more about my "blindsided" experience, take a look at the background page.
It explains some of the reasons why I wanted to set up the "Blindsided Network".

My hope is that the "Blindsided Network" can be a place where you can come to discover that you are not alone when life blindsides you, where you can read other people's stories, or even share your own, and where you can offer your support, or ask for support from others if you need it.

My "blindsided" experience was the trigger for an incredible two-year adventure, with a wonderful conclusion.
I have been hard at work on a book about the eBay auction, and my travels that followed.
This is now complete, and is in print. Further details here:-
A LIFE SOLD - What ever happened to that guy who sold his whole life on eBay?

The book on Amazon:-


Kindle eBook





"A Life Sold" is also available in paperback
on other Amazon sites worldwide:-

Amazon Canada (
Amazon France (
Amazon Germany (
Amazon Italy (
Amazon India (
Amazon Japan (

Also available at other online retailers worldwide:-
(here are a few examples):-
South Africa
Search for ISBN: 9780980865301 for a copy
somewhere near your location.

Digital versions of "A Life Sold"
for devices other than Kindle
are available here:-

Files types available:-
.html (for online reading)
.mobi (for Kindle and Kindle apps)
.epub (for iPad, Sony, Nook, Kobo and more)
.pdf (for reading on a PC)
.rtf (word processor file)
.lrf (for older Sony readers)
.pdb (for Palm readers)
.txt (basic text)

Update February 2014
now available.

What is Caribbean island
life REALLY like?
Find out for only
1.99 / $2.99
(Digital eBook version)

Paradise Delayed
Our New Lives
in the Wild in
the beautiful archipelago of
Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Further info and links here


Island Inspiration:-
My step-daughter Maible,
aged 9, has spent the past
two winters here in Panama,
avoiding the bitter winter
cold of her Whitehorse
home in Canada.
She loves the place, and has
been inspired enough to
write an "Island Experiences"
book based on some of
our adventures down here.
I have been very proud to
help her publish it on Amazon.
Congratulations Maible.

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