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 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. 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.
Healing through Humor: Change Your Focus, Change Your Life! is the perfect gift to 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. Scroll down to order your autographed copy of the print version.
Author and Past President of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor
Author and Producer/Co-Host of Cable TV Program, In a Word
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. Scroll down to order your autographed copy of the print version.
Bay Area News Group Correspondent
Professor and Travel & Tourism Program Coordinator
Travel Projects Coordinator
Travel Agency Owner
Annette Langer's writings also appear in the following anthologies, most of which can be purchased through your favorite book seller.