Anna David (journalist)

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Anna David
Anna David
Born (1970-06-06) June 6, 1970 (age 45)
Occupation Author, Journalist, Website Editor

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

Early life[edit]

David was raised by Jewish parents.[1] She is a graduate of Trinity College.[2]


David is the author of the novels Party Girl (HarperCollins, 2007),[3] Bought (HarperCollins, 2009),[4] and Falling For Me (HarperCollins, 2011)[5] and the editor of the anthology Reality Matters (HarperCollins, 2010).[6] Her book By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, co-written with Tom Sizemore, was a New York Times bestseller.[7]

David was the sex and relationship expert on G4’s Attack of the Show[8] and has been featured on Hannity, Red Eye,[9] Dr. Drew,[10] Jane Velez Mitchell[11] and The Insider[12] 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.[13]

True Tales of Lust and Love[edit]

In January 2012, David created True Tales of Lust and Love,[14] a storytelling show that premiered at The Mint[15] in Los Angeles and which features female writers and comedians telling or reading stories. In August 2013, the show moved to Mbar.[16] The show has featured Maria Bamford,[17] Jackie Kashian,[18] Jen Kirkman, Jillian Lauren[19] and Cindy Chupack,[20] and the all-male show in June 2013 featured Paul F. Tompkins.[21] An anthology of essays that have been performed at the show will be released in January 2014 by Counterpoint/SoftSkull.[22][edit]

In June 2013, David launched AfterPartyChat,[23] a website focused on addiction and recovery. AfterPartyChat has featured exclusive interviews with Dr. Drew Pinsky[24] and original content by Nic Sheff[25] among many others.

Magazine writing[edit]

David has been a contributor to The Daily Beast,[26] Details,[27] Maxim, Premiere, Parenting, People, Us Weekly, and Razor.

David's work has appeared in The New York Times,[28] The LA Times,[29] Details[30] Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post,[31] Playboy,[32] Redbook, Self, Stuff, TV Guide, Movieline, Women's Health, Esquire UK, Teen Vogue, Variety, 'Tatler, and Emmy, and Salon.[33]


Her works include:

  • Party Girl, released May 2007 by HarperCollins[34]
  • Bought, released in paperback on May 19, 2009 by HarperCollins[35]
  • Reality Matters, released in 2010 by HarperCollins[36]
  • Falling For Me, released in 2011 by HarperCollins[37]
  • Animal Attraction, released in 2012 by Amazon[38]
  • By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, released in April, 2013 by Simon & Schuster[39]
  • True Tales of Lust and Love, will be released in January 2014 by Counterpoint/Soft Skull[40]


  1. ^ Johnston, Susan (2007-06-07). "5 Q’s with Anna David". The Urban Muse. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Carole (2007-06-24). "Good Bets For A Storied Summer". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  3. ^ Party Girl published by HarperCollins
  4. ^ Bought published by HarperCollins
  5. ^ Falling for Me published by HarperCollins
  6. ^ Reality Matters published by HarperCollins
  7. ^ New York Times Bestseller List 5/5/13
  8. ^ Attack of the Show talent page
  9. ^ Red Eye video
  10. ^ Anna David with Dr. Drew
  11. ^ Anna David on Jean Velez Mitchell
  12. ^ Anna David on The Insider
  13. ^ Anna David Biography at Kirkland Productions
  14. ^ True Tales of Lust and Love -
  15. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust at The Mint
  16. ^ True Tales of Lust and Love at Mbar
  17. ^ TimeOut - TimeOut reveals the city's best storytelling shows
  18. ^ LAWEEKLY - Anna David's True Tales of Lust and Love
  19. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust Podcast
  20. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust Podcast
  21. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust Podcast
  22. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust on Amazon
  23. ^ - about us
  24. ^ Dr. Drew Opens Up
  25. ^ Nic Sheff - Michael Hastings and Me
  26. ^ Daily Beast Contributor Page
  27. ^ Details Contributor Page
  28. ^ If We Met in a Former Life, Maybe He Was Straight Then - The New York Times
  29. ^ LA Times story
  30. ^ Details contributors - Anna David
  31. ^ Huffing Post - Anna David
  32. ^ Naked New York - Anna David
  33. ^ - Anna David
  34. ^ Party Girl Amazon page
  35. ^ Bought Amazon page
  36. ^ Reality Matters Amazon page
  37. ^ Falling For Me Amazon page
  38. ^ Animal Attraction Amazon page
  39. ^ By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There
  40. ^ True Tales of Love and Lust on Amazon

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