Healthy U: Episode 21 – The book and movie Greenhorn and surviving C-PTSD

greenhornAuthor, Anna OlsAnna Olswingerwanger, and writer/director, Tom Whitus join host Alan Eisenberg to talk about the book and movie version of “Greenhorn”, the story of youth concentration camp survival from the Holocaust, bullying, and rising above the hardships we experience of C-PTSD as youth.

Anna Olswanger is the author of Greenhorn and Shlemiel Crooks, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book and PJ Library Book. She has been a literary agent since 2005 and lives in the metro NYC area. Visit her at

Tom Whitus is a writer, producer and director from Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past 20 years, he has made a dozen feature films and three short films – one of which is the award winning “Greenhorn,” which he directed and co-produced with Anna Olswanger.


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About Alan Eisenberg

Alan Eisenberg is a Certified Life Coach, Bullying Recovery activist and author of "A Ladder In The Dark: My journey from bullying to self-acceptance" and "Crossing the Line". He has been writing and speaking to various audiences about the issue of C-PTSD and Bullying Recovery. Mr. Eisenberg has been featured on several print, radio shows and podcasts on this issue, including NPR and in the Boston Globe. He is currently working toward his Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling.
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  1. I learned so much from this insightful interview. And not just because Anna is my agent. 🙂 You touch upon some very improtant topics that touch close to home. Your podcast is a great step toward healing and connecting through stories.

  2. Thank you for your feedback, Kathleen. I appreciate your feedback and look forward to any other feedback on other episodes that you find interesting. It is much appreciated and I’m glad you see the healing that can be done by sharing our stories.

  3. You’re very welcome. My mother was a 12year old girl in Hiroshima the day the atomic bomb was dropped. She lost her family, friends, and home, yet she never lost the ability to love. I present to middle schools about her experience and my MG historical fiction, THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM will come out on August 2, 2016. My mother’s hope was that such a weapon would never be used again on any country. By telling her story to a new generation of future voters, I hope I can honor her wish.

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