Annette Whittenberger


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Annette Whittenberger

The Wall Between Two Lives – A True Story of Finding Purpose

The Wall Between Two Lives by Anette Whittenberger, Author. Tactical 16 Publishing.

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In her debut book, The Wall Between Two Lives, Whittenberger, who is a retired and disabled Army veteran, mother, and military spouse, reflects back on her life’s journey and traumas she has faced – a sexual assault, a devastating car accident, and military-related incidents – that all led to debilitating PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

“I want to help women find the courage to be vulnerable enough to admit to themselves first, and then others, that they have been victims of sexual abuse or that they have experienced a traumatic event,” said Whittenberger. “The only way to overcome depression and anxiety is to admit that you suffer from it and get to the root of the problem, which will greatly impact how to find a way out of it.”

Whittenberger is a mental health advocate, speaker, and coach. She also serves as a mentor to veterans and military spouses. An audience of close to 3,000 follows her blog and website, “A Wild Ride Called Life” ®LLC, and her podcast, “The Truths We Hide.”

“Annette’s story is filled with raw emotions and incredible hope for women experiencing mental illness,” said Chris Schafer, CEO at Tactical 16 Publishing. “Readers will walk away knowing it’s ok to not be ok, and they’re not alone in whatever challenges they may be facing.

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The Wall Between Two Lives by Anette Whittenberger, Author. Tactical 16 Publishing.

The Wall Between Two Lives
A True Story of Finding Purpose

9 reviews for The Wall Between Two Lives: A True Story of Finding Purpose

  1. Amy Tiemeyer

    I was so surprised by how the story gripped me. As a veteran myself, our stories are quite different yet similar. I felt totally invested and gripped by her journey and how well she shared her life.

  2. Paul Hutson

    WOW! My friend, Annette, exposes a very deep and personal part of her life in this book. She reveals her most vulnerable times and struggles. This is not only a story of her struggles but a story of hope, encouragement and proof that no matter what you go through in life, you can overcome it through determination and faith. It’s a powerful read.

  3. Brunella Costagliola, The Military Editor® Agency, LLC

    Vulnerable, inspiring, and mature. While Annette’s story is unique, the emotions she so vividly describes are relatable, allowing many women to feel validated and understood in their struggles. What a privilege it is when the author allows readers to mirror themselves into her soul. This is truly a must-read.

  4. Lindsey Saxton

    This is an excellent depiction of a woman full of strength and tenacity in a world held to high standards for women wanting both a career and family. Inspirational and truthful.

  5. Amazon Reviewer

    This book is the epitome of a ride through life. Its authentic and inspiring; packed with drama and conflict. The true elements of a hero’s journey.

  6. Miller Browning, Founder Of Do Work That Matters

    Incredible story! Annette’s ability to reveal her life, the highs & lows, really draws you in.

  7. Stephanie Brown, CEO And Founder The Rosie Network

    A powerful book that gives hope during the most difficult times. Annette shares herself healing journey in an authentic manner that will touch and inspire all. The consummate mentor, Annette has a passion for helping those around her and continues to do so through her memoir.

  8. Wade S Saxton, CEO At Smoke & Bacon Media LLC

    An inspirational book of honesty about what matters in life.

  9. Christine Adams – Life Experience Coach

    “A powerful story that portrays the strength of one woman and the courage to heal from within. Absolutely loved reading it!!”

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