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Anna 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, Time, The LA Times, Details, Playboy, People, Cosmo, Us Weekly, Redbook, Maxim, Movieline, Women’s Health, Vice, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Esquire, The New York Post, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Buzzfeed 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 writing and performing workshops and hosts both a storytelling show and podcast focused on finding the light in the darkest experiences. She also speaks at colleges and other events on addiction, recovery and relationships.
“When I first thought about getting sober in the late 90s, there was no information out there about it, except for a few stories in gossip magazines about where people like Charlie Sheen went to rehab. I did not see rehab, or sobriety, as winning. I saw it as losing—big time.
Then I went to rehab (not with Charlie Sheen) and discovered that recovery was nothing like I expected it to be. If I’d known back then that sobriety was the beginning and not the end of life, I would have pursued it long before I got to the point where I was suicidal. (This isn’t to say recovery is perfect and I walk on happy clouds all day long; it’s just that I wasn’t even part of the game before. Now I am.)
I’ve learned, over years of writing books and articles about recovery—and sharing my story on TV and stages and podcasts and storytelling shows—that talking about my experiences not only helps me…it also gives people who may be struggling a chance to see someone who’s saying, “Yes, I thought recovery looked like the worst possibility on earth, too. And yet I’m still doing it, 17 years later.”
When I discovered how sharing my story made me feel, it became my life’s mission to help other people to experience the same thing. That’s the primary incentive behind All The Write Moves. While not everyone who takes the course or joins the coaching program is in recovery from addiction, they are all in recovery from something and they all have stories to tell.
I’ve actually come to believe that’s true for all of us…having a story to share about being in recovery from something. We just have to find it. That’s what I hope to help people do.”