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.
David is the author of the novels Party Girl (HarperCollins, 2007), Bought (HarperCollins, 2009), and Falling For Me (HarperCollins, 2011) and the editor of the anthology Reality Matters (HarperCollins, 2010). Her book By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, co-written with Tom Sizemore, was a New York Times bestseller.
David was the sex and relationship expert on G4’s Attack of the Show and has been featured on Hannity, Red Eye, Dr. Drew, Jane Velez Mitchell and The Insider 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.
True Tales of Lust and Love
In January 2012, David created True Tales of Lust and Love, a storytelling show that premiered at The Mint in Los Angeles and which features female writers and comedians telling or reading stories. In August 2013, the show moved to Mbar. The show has featured Maria Bamford, Jackie Kashian, Jen Kirkman, Jillian Lauren and Cindy Chupack, and the all-male show in June 2013 featured Paul F. Tompkins. An anthology of essays that have been performed at the show will be released in January 2014 by Counterpoint/SoftSkull.
In June 2013, David launched AfterPartyChat, a website focused on addiction and recovery. AfterPartyChat has featured exclusive interviews with Dr. Drew Pinsky and original content by Nic Sheff among others.
David has been a contributor to The Daily Beast, Details, Maxim, Premiere, Parenting, People, Us Weekly, and Razor.
David's work has appeared in The New York Times, The LA Times, Details Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Playboy, Redbook, Self, Stuff, TV Guide, Movieline, Women's Health, Esquire UK, Teen Vogue, Variety, 'Tatler, and Emmy, and Salon.