AfterParty Magazine

By Anna David

You can spend a lifetime trying to get over your issues so that you can get what you want—and arguably no one’s life has perhaps been more a living testament to that than mine and no place has that been more true than in my career.

Back when I was struggling to quit cocaine and drinking, I’d think, “If I could just quit, I wouldn’t have any problems anymore.” (This was a foreshadowing of the conviction, five years later, that if only I sold my book to a major publisher, I’d be happy for the rest of my life. What I learned then was that, for me, selling a book only set off the phenomenon of craving so that all I wanted to do after was sell another.)

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