Annette Langer

Healing through Humor:
Change Your Focus,
Change Your Life!

What could possibly be funny about a traumatic brain injury or breast cancer? You might not associate either one with humor, but you'll be surprised.

Annette Langer has boldly turned on its ear the notion that the topics of brain injury or breast cancer have only serious components and must remain by their nature "unfunny." She has softened the edges of her true-life inspirational stories with lighthearted pokes at herself.

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 while facing obstacles and setbacks. It relates her extensive medical history—from a traumatic brain injury suffered in a head-on auto accident to broken bones and multiple surgeries over the years to breast cancer—as well as many lesser scrapes and stumbles. Annette Langer's stories show the lighter side of some not-so-funny circumstances and demonstrate the upside to facing obstacles and the triumph in learning how to cope with them. She stays upbeat and positive throughout, guiding readers to discover the inner strength to meet their own challenges in life.

Some of her chapters will tickle your funny bone while others offer more serious, practical coping techniques.

Here's a sampling of her chapter headings to whet your appetite:

"My First Cruise...My First Gallbladder Attack"

"How to Bathe While Bandaged or in a Plaster Cast"

"Dr. 'Hottie': Everyone Deserves at Least One"

"My Positive Past (So Far)"

"Losing Your Job, Not Your Life"

Annette Langer's inspirational stories about her various medical mishaps and maladies are sprinkled with generous doses of self-denigrating humor, but they also offer sage advice, encouragement and coping techniques to anyone trying to heal from serious injury, illness or any challenge in life. You'll discover many productive ways to adapt her optimistic outlook in order to develop your own system of positive thinking.
Healing through Humor: 
Change Your Focus, Change Your Life! is the perfect get-well gift for anyone struggling to overcome many of life's challenges or even as a reward for yourself when you too are facing less than sunny times. Langer has created just the right "portable support group" a person needs to get through hard times with her easy-to-read, sometimes laugh-out-loud, book. Let her positive energy carry you on the journey to self-empowerment, even in the face of seemingly impossible circumstances, with a good laugh along the way.

Healing through Humor: Change Your Focus, Change Your Life! is available in both print and e-book formats. Click here to order your autographed copy of the print version. 

To listen to a radio interview with Annette Langer by Dr. Jeanette Gallagher of New Orleans, Louisiana, about how to use humor to help you cope with challenges, click here.


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 A Funny Thing Happened
       on My Way to the World           

Diary of a Fearless Travel Agent

Every travel agent has proclaimed at one time or another, "Someday I'm going to write a book about all of this!" Well, here it is. 

Annette Langer travels the world and takes you along on her visits to all seven continents. Through her stories, you'll share her colorful and crazy adventures as she transports you to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, and even Antarctica. 

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!

Langer's spirit of adventure and positive attitude, coupled with her trademark brand of humor and ability to laugh at herself, shine through on every page. Annette Langer "reveals all" in her Diary of a Fearless Travel Agent, just as it happened, sometimes in a flattering way and sometimes not warts and all! Whether you're an armchair traveler or an experienced explorer, this book offers something for everyone.

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the World: Diary of a Fearless Travel Agent
 is available in both print and e-book formats. Click here
to order your autographed copy of the print version.

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Annette Langer also has several shorter works appearing in these notable anthologies, many of which can be ordered directly from your favorite book retailer. 






Click on the bar below to listen to a 2-minute radio podcast segment with Chicken Soup for the Soul's editor-in-chief Amy Newmark. It features Annette Langer's story contribution, "Out of the Blue, A Family," which appears in the Random Acts of Kindness issue.


Click on the link below to read an interview by Tri-Valley Life newspaper columnist Dolores Fox Ciardelli of the Pleasanton Weekly about Annette Langer's writing in general and her Chicken Soup for the Soul story, “Out of the Blue, A Family.” 

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