Anna David helps people access their dark so they can find their light—through writing, podcasting, storytelling and more.

She’s the New York Times-bestselling author of multiple books about overcoming difficulties and coming out on the other side: the novels Party Girl (HarperCollins, 2007) and Bought (HarperCollins, 2009), the non-fiction books Reality Matters (HarperCollins, 2010), Falling for Me (HarperCollins, 2011), By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and True Tales of Lust and Love and the Kindle Singles Animal Attraction (Amazon, 2012) and They Like Me, They Really Like Me (Amazon, 2013).

She was the sex and relationship expert on G4’s Attack of the Show for over three years and has shared her solutions and ideas as a regular guest on The Today Show, Fox News’ Hannity and Red Eye, The CBS Morning Show, Dr. Drew, The Talk, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Inside Edition and various other programs on Fox News, NBC, MSNBC, CTV, MTV News, VH1 and E. Her Sirius radio show was the network’s number-one specialty show and she’s written about relationships, healing and recovery for The New York Times, TimeThe LA Times, Details, PlayboyPeople, Cosmo, Us Weekly, Redbook, Maxim, Movieline, Women’s Health, Vice, Teen VogueMarie Claire, Esquire, The New York PostThe Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Psychology TodayBuzzfeed and Salon, among many others. She has been an editor at the websites Styleclick, Dipdive and The Fix, an assistant editor at Parenting and a staff writer for Premiere.

In 2012, Anna created the AfterParty website and was the Editor-in-Chief of both it and RehabReviews.com for three years. Today, she runs Light Hustler, a company which offers writing and performing workshops, ghost writing services, an accountability group, a storytelling show, a podcast and retreats—all focused on finding the light in the darkest experiences. She also speaks at colleges and other events on addiction, recovery and relationships.