Anna David (journalist)

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Anna David
Anna David
Born (1970-06-06) June 6, 1970 (age 47)
Occupation Writer

Anna Benjamin David (born June 6, 1970) is an American author, journalist and television personality specializing in addiction and recovery as well as relationships.

She is a graduate of Trinity College.[1]


David is the author of the novels Party Girl (HarperCollins, 2007),[2] Bought (HarperCollins, 2009),[3] and Falling For Me (HarperCollins, 2011)[4] and the editor of the anthology Reality Matters (HarperCollins, 2010).[5] Her book By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, co-written with Tom Sizemore, was a New York Times bestseller.[6]

David was the sex and relationship expert on G4’s Attack of the Show[7] and has been featured on The Talk Hannity, Red Eye,[8] Dr. Drew,[9] Jane Velez Mitchell[10] and The Insider[11] as well as on various other programs on Fox News, CTV, MTV News, VH1 and E!.

In 2010, Anna started speaking at colleges about addiction and recovery.[12]

True Tales of Lust and Love[edit]

In January 2012, David created True Tales of Lust and Love,[13] a storytelling show that premiered at The Mint[14] in Los Angeles and which features female writers and comedians telling or reading stories. In August 2013, the show moved to Mbar.[15] The show has featured Maria Bamford,[16] Jackie Kashian,[17] Jen Kirkman, Jillian Lauren[18] and Cindy Chupack,[19] and the all-male show in June 2013 featured Paul F. Tompkins.[20] An anthology of essays that have been performed at the show will be released in January 2014 by Counterpoint/SoftSkull.[21][edit]

In June 2013, David launched AfterPartyChat,[22] a website focused on addiction and recovery. AfterPartyChat has featured exclusive interviews with Dr. Drew Pinsky[23] and original content by Nic Sheff[24] among others.

Magazine writing[edit]

David has been a contributor to The Daily Beast,[25] Details,[26] Maxim, Premiere, Parenting, People, Us Weekly, and Razor.

David's work has appeared in The New York Times,[27] The LA Times,[28] Details,[29] Cosmopolitan, Time, Vice, Buzzfeed, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, New York Post, The Huffington Post,[30] Playboy,[31] Redbook, Self, Stuff, TV Guide, Movieline, Women's Health, Esquire UK, Teen Vogue, Variety, 'Tatler, Emmy, and Salon.[32]


  • Party Girl, released May 2007 by HarperCollins[33]
  • Bought, released in paperback on May 19, 2009 by HarperCollins[34]
  • Reality Matters, released in 2010 by HarperCollins[35]
  • Falling For Me, released in 2011 by HarperCollins[36]
  • Animal Attraction, released in 2012 by Amazon[37]
  • By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, released in April, 2013 by Simon & Schuster[38]
  • They Like Me They Really Like Me released February, 2013 (audio version March, 2015)
  • True Tales of Lust and Love, released in January 2014 by Counterpoint/Soft Skull[39]

Recover Girl[edit]

In 2017, David launched the consulting company Recover Girl, which works with rehabs and recovery companies to hone their brands through exclusive content. The Recover Girl umbrella includes a podcast and storytelling show.

Writing Issues[edit]

In 2017, David launched Writing Issues, an online educational program that helps create bestselling authors. Her program selects writers for individual and group coaching and arranges for one of the students at the end of every six-month coaching program to have meetings with a literary agent and publisher.


In 2015, David became a certified life coach through The Life Coaching Institute. She works primarily with writers looking to advance their careers but also helps people with their personal and career issues.


Anna’s college talk, How to Fall in Love (with Yourself), is also an online course. It is based on her memoir, Falling for Me, as well as principles culled from recovery, Buddhist and Vedic philosophies.


  1. ^ Goldberg, Carole (2007-06-24). "Good Bets For A Storied Summer". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  2. ^ Party Girl published by HarperCollins
  3. ^ Bought published by HarperCollins
  4. ^ Falling for Me published by HarperCollins
  5. ^ Reality Matters published by HarperCollins
  6. ^ New York Times Bestseller List 5/5/13
  7. ^ Attack of the Show talent page
  8. ^ Red Eye video
  9. ^ Anna David with Dr. Drew
  10. ^ Anna David on Jean Velez Mitchell
  11. ^ Anna David on The Insider
  12. ^ Anna David Biography at Kirkland Productions
  13. ^ True Tales of Lust and Love -
  14. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust at The Mint
  15. ^ True Tales of Lust and Love at Mbar Archived October 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ TimeOut - TimeOut reveals the city's best storytelling shows
  17. ^ LAWEEKLY - Anna David's True Tales of Lust and Love
  18. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust Podcast
  19. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust Podcast
  20. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust Podcast
  21. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust on Amazon
  22. ^ - about us
  23. ^ Dr. Drew Opens Up
  24. ^ Nic Sheff - Michael Hastings and Me Archived September 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  25. ^ Daily Beast Contributor Page
  26. ^ Details Contributor Page
  27. ^ If We Met in a Former Life, Maybe He Was Straight Then - The New York Times
  28. ^ LA Times story
  29. ^ Details contributors - Anna David
  30. ^ Huffing Post - Anna David
  31. ^ Naked New York - Anna David Archived September 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  32. ^ - Anna David
  33. ^ Party Girl Amazon page
  34. ^ Bought Amazon page
  35. ^ Reality Matters Amazon page
  36. ^ Falling For Me Amazon page
  37. ^ Animal Attraction Amazon page
  38. ^ By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There
  39. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust on Amazon

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