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Annette Langer shares a wide spectrum of topics based on her own life experiences, often poking good-natured fun at herself to make her point. She combines humor with storytelling, offering inspiration, reflection and pure entertainment. 

Her inspirational stories detail how she 
overcame a traumatic brain injury from a head-on auto accident, breast cancer and many lesser illnesses and injuries. She lives the motto that "life goes on" and proves this point by sharing with readers her adventures visiting all seven continents. Whatever her topic, whatever her challenge, her optimistic outlook demonstrates how humor and a positive attitude have helped her deal with it.

You'll learn creative ways to cope with your own struggles, focusing on the positives life has provided. You're left with the realization that better times are indeed possible despite the setbacks.

Originally from Chicago, Langer spent a rewarding career in a variety of Federal Government jobs from court reporter to office manager. She took an early retirement and then went back to school, training for her “life after.” She became a travel agent, work she enjoyed for many years thereafter. The attention to detail and the analytical, exploratory nature of her corporate world duties, combined with her life experiences as a cancer survivor, world traveler and travel agent, have inspired the content of much of her writing. 

She has written two full-length books, Healing through Humor: Change Your Focus, Change Your Life! and A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the World: Diary of a Fearless Travel Agent, available in both print and e-book formats. Her shorter works have appeared in several anthologies, including the Livermore Wine Country Literary Harvest; O'Brien's Literary Speculator Bright Beginnings; Voices of the Valley, First Press; Voices of the Valley, Encore; and the critically acclaimed Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Annette Langer relocated from Chicago and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she continues to meet life's challenges, but in better weather! She's an active member of the 100-year-old California Writers Club and when not pursuing her writing and speaking events, you'll find her keeping busy as a police volunteer with her local police department.


Healing through Humor: Change Your Focus, Change Your Life! has been praised by reviewers and readers alike for its humorous, yet insightful, common-sense approach to living and staying positive when facing obstacles and setbacks. Annette Langer provides multiple examples from her own health history to demonstrate ways of coping with challenges and how a humor-based outlook is an essential part of the healing process.

She has created just the right "portable support group" a person needs to get through hard times with this easy-to-read, sometimes laugh-out-loud, book.

Click here to read reviews of the book.


A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the World: Diary of a Fearless Travel Agent takes the reader along on Annette Langer's travels to all seven continents. Humor plays a prominent role in her stories once again, but she also details many unusual and, at times, sobering situations in which she's found herself. You'll shake your head over such bizarre experiences as being held hostage during a workers' strike in Tahiti or managing to sleep through an earthquake in Peru!
Whether you're an armchair traveler or an experienced explorer, Annette Langer's book offers something for everyone. 

 here to read reviews of the book.

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