David, Anna 1970–

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David, Anna 1970–

PERSONAL:

Born 1970, in San Francisco, CA.

ADDRESSES:

Home—New York, NY. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Freelance writer, columnist. Worked variously on staff at Parenting and Premiere; People, fulltime freelancer; Us, contract writer; Razor, sex columnist; Fox News Online, blogger; makes regular appearances on television news programs discussing sex and pop culture, including Attack of the Show, for G4 network; Reality Remix, for Fox Reality network; Hannity & Colmes, Showbiz Tonight, for CNN, Dayside, for Fox, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, for Fox, The Most, for MSNBC, The Other Half, for National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Cold Pizza, for ESPN, The Modern Girl's Guide to Life, for Style Network, Queer Edge, for Q Network, MTV News, CNN, E!, and VH1.

WRITINGS:

Party Girl (novel), Harper Collins (New York, NY), 2007.

(Contributor) Melissa de la Cruz and Tom Dolby, editors, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: True Tales of Love, Lust, and Friendship between Straight Women and Gay Men (essays), Dutton Books (New York, NY), 2007.

Contributor to various periodicals, including the New York Times, Playboy, Los Angeles Times, Cosmo, TV Guide, Women's Health, Movieline's Hollywood Life, Redbook, Stuff, Maxim, Esquire UK, Teen Vogue, Calabasas, Saturday Telegraph, LA Confidential, Vegas, Ocean Drive, Variety, Fade In, MSN.com, Emmy, Hong Kong Tatler, and King; author of the blogs, Annalytical, Annalytical Answers, and Reality Check.

SIDELIGHTS:

Anna David was born in 1970, in San Francisco, California. A freelance writer, she has produced a body of work that ranges from pop culture to health to celebrities to sex. She has worked on the staff of both Parenting and Premiere magazines, and freelanced full time for People. In addition, she wrote a column on relationships and sex for Razor and spent time under contract to Us. Often, David's investigative journalism uncovers the darker sides of parts of the world the public generally considers to be above the darkness, such as prostitution among the upper class, or the use of crystal meth by Hollywood film executives. David has contributed articles to periodicals including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Cosmo, TV Guide, Women's Health, Movieline's Hollywood Life, Redbook, Stuff, Maxim, Esquire UK, Teen Vogue, Calabasas, Saturday Telegraph, LA Confidential, Vegas, Ocean Drive, Variety, Fade In, MSN.com, Emmy, Hong Kong Tatler and King. She also maintains several blogs: her own personal blogs, Annalytical and Annalytical Answers, as well as Reality Check for the Fox News Web site. David has appeared on numerous television news programs, including Hannity & Colmes, Showbiz Tonight, for CNN, Dayside, for Fox, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, for Fox, The Most, for MSNBC, The Other Half, for National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Cold Pizza, for ESPN, The Modern Girl's Guide to Life, for Style Network, Queer Edge, for Q Network, MTV News, CNN, E!, and VH1.

David released her first novel, Party Girl, in 2007. The book delves into the seedier side of Los Angeles, featuring a heroine, Amelia Stone, who is a Hollywood journalist with a cocaine addiction. Amelia is the low- rung writer on a celebrity gossip magazine's totem pole until she gets fired due to her drug abuse. The book follows her through rehab and her chance to redeem herself when she is offered a job writing a magazine society column. Allison Block, in a review for Booklist, wrote: ‘This is mildly engaging stuff, most valuable, perhaps, as a cautionary tale.’ In addition, David contributed to Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: True Tales of Love, Lust, and Friendship between Straight Women and Gay Men, a volume of essays edited by Melissa de la Cruz and Tom Dolby, which a Publishers Weekly reviewer praised for its ‘fresh voices and fervent first-person accounts."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, July 1, 2007, Allison Block, review of Party Girl, p. 29.

Books, June 2, 2007, Kristin Kloberdanz, review of Party Girl, p. 8.

Chatelaine, August 2007, ‘The A-list and Me: The Tabloid Writer Anna David Pens a Wild Send-Up of the Stars—and Herself,’ p. 30.

New York Post, July 8, 2007, ‘Witty Chic Lit: Fun Beach Book also Has Heart, Sends Message,’ Rachel Kramer Bussel, review of Party Girl.

Publishers Weekly, March 26, 2007, review of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: True Tales of Love, Lust, and Friendship between Straight Women and Gay Men, p. 76; April 30, 2007, review of Party Girl, p. 135.

ONLINE

Anna David Home Page,http://annadavid.com (November 7, 2007).

Anna David MySpace Page,http://www.myspace.com/analytical (November 7, 2007).

Brown Book Loft,http://www.brownbookloft.com/ (July 9, 2007), review of Party Girl.

HarperCollins Web site,http://www.harpercollins.com/ (November 7, 2007), author profile.

Huffington Post Online,http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ (November 7, 2007), author profile.

New York Post Online,http://www.nypost.com/ (July 8, 2007), Rachel Kramer Bussel, review of Party Girl.

Party Girl Web site,http://www.partygirlthebook.com (November 7, 2007), author profile.