Glamwire is very excited about our Featured Author for April, Anna David. Anna’s new Kindle Single, They Like Me. They Really Like Me, which covers her attempt to land a celebrity boyfriend, is now available. Only $1.99 (free if you’re Prime)!
When one of her college boyfriends ended up becoming a movie star, Anna David became fixated on finding another famous boyfriend. But jobs at celebrity magazines and intimate encounters with boldfaced names ultimately left her clear that no red carpet embrace or award show acknowledgment would bring her what she was ultimately seeking. The novelist, memoirist and author of the best-selling Kindle Single Animal Attraction examines our society’s relationship with fame from one of its most obsessive perspectives: her own.
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Celebrity journalist Amelia Stone is a quintessential L.A. party girl. She goes to Hollywood’s most exclusive, star-studded events, where she rubs shoulders (and occasionally more) with celebrities, stays out until all hours of the night, and indulges in the ultimate sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll existence. In short, she’s got everything a party girl needs: the looks, the job, the lifestyle. And oh yes, the out-of-control coke habit.
But it’s hard to keep topping your outrageous exploits, and after losing her job, her friends and much of her mind (not to mention waking up in the hospital after combining five Ambien, four lines of Special K, and an inestimable amount of cocaine), Amelia makes the drastic decision to end her drug abuse. Sobriety, she finds, has its rewards: she starts seeing the man who could be her Mr. Right and gets hired by a big-name magazine to write a column detailing her wild adventures with the celebrity party crowd. And who could write it better? After all, she has plenty of experience to draw on.
There’s just one problem. Overnight, Amelia Stone has become the new face of Hollywood nightlife, and her editors — who don’t know she’s come clean — want her to play the part. As her popularity skyrockets and the film and TV agents start calling, the lure of her former fast-and-furious life of addiction begins to pull at her. Faced with the most exciting opportunity of her career, she must now decide to either save herself — or salvage her reputation as the ultimate party girl.
Acidly hilarious and achingly honest, Party Girl is the ultimate novel about addiction, taking readers on a harrowing ride through a world of Hollywood excess with a heroine who’s deliciously flawed. Whether snorting coke or crying in rehab, hooking up or breaking down, Amelia Stone makes her way across the treacherous grounds of self-destruction and recovery from it without ever losing her sharp wit, unapologetic candor or odds-defying optimism.
About Anna David
Anna David is the author of the books Party Girl (HarperCollins, 2007), Bought (HarperCollins, 2009), Reality Matters (HarperCollins, 2010) and Falling for Me (HarperCollins, 2011) as well as the Kindle Singles Animal Attraction (Amazon, 2012) and They Like Me, They Really Like Me (Amazon, 2013). Her biography on Tom Sizemore (By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There) will be released in April, 2013 (Simon & Schuster).
She was the sex and relationship expert on G4’s Attack of the Show for over three years and is a regular guest on The Today Show, Hannity, Fox News’ Red Eye, The CBS Morning Show, Dr. Drew, and various other programs on Fox News, NBC, MSNBC, CTV, MTV News, VH1 and E. Her Sirius radio show, Sex Files, was the network’s number-one specialty show and she’s written for The New York Times, The LA Times, Details, Playboy, People, Cosmo, Us Weekly, Redbook, Maxim, Movieline, Women’s Health, The New York Post, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, xojane and Salon, among many others.
Anna has been an editor at the websites Styleclick, Dipdive and The Fix, an assistant editor at Parenting and a staff writer for Premiere. She is currently doing graduate work in drug and alcohol counseling at UCLA and speaks at colleges across the country on addiction. Her hit monthly storytelling show, True Tales of Lust and Love, takes place the second Saturday of every month at The Mint; the show is being developed into a web series and Anna is currently editing the True Tales of Lust and Love anthology, which will be released by Counterpoint/Soft Skull in 2014.