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Make Your Mess Your Memoir | Anna David

Before The Bestseller

Anna David is an all-around bada$$!She's a NYT bestselling author of 8 books (both fiction and nonfiction), a publisher, a TEDxer, a TV personality,  podcaster, and much, much more.She’s been published by the likes of Harper Collins and Simon & Schuster.She’s been on Good Morning America, written for Time Magazine, The Huffington Post, US Weekly and many others.Her podcast is one of my favorite shows. She lands $50K clients from her Instagram and in our episode we cover all of this and why your email subject lines should sound like something you’d send your mom.Anna's Podcast: https://www.legacylaunchpadpub.com/podcastInstagram Cheat Sheet & Email Sequence Templates: https://www.legacylaunchpadpub.com/alex-downloadFREE Amazon Ads Course: www.advancedamazonads.com/beforethebestseller


12 Oct 2021

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Episode 89: Episode 89: Special Guest Anna David Talks About the Re-Release of Her Novel, Party Girl!

Recovery Rocks

Lisa has been fan-girling Anna David for many years and now she and Tawny call her their friend.Anna joined the show to talk about the relaunch of her book, Party Girl, which was at theforefront of the #quitlit genre. It’s the book that taught Lisa that the cool kids get sober! Thediscussion covers the changes in recovery over the years, breaking ground, and putting yourselfout there. Come for the recovery tips, stay for the rock star hook-up stories!Music Minute features Third-Eye Blind, Hinder, and Taylor Swift.


1 Oct 2021

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Anna David is a Reinvented Party Girl

Enlightened Up Podcast with Craig Shoemaker

Author Anna David joins Craig Shoemaker this week to talk about terrible dating decisions, the stigma surrounding women who never get married, and road trips! Anna is not only an insanely talented writer, but a self-identified addict who has an incredibly helpful message about sobriety and living your best life. Whether your male, female, sober, or an addict...whatever you identify as, this is a can't miss episode!Tell your friends about the show, subscribe, and don't forget...enlighten the f#*k up! Sign up for our SHOESLETTER, see tour dates, and get even more Enlightened Up at www.craigshoemaker.com!


16 Sep 2021

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150: Party Girl with Anna David


Veronica speaks to Anna David a long time recovery advocate and author about the re-release of her book 'Party Girl.' Party Girls is a semi-autobiographical novel set in L.A. in the 90's. Credited with kicking off the whole 'quit lit genre' Anna discusses why she wanted to publish the book and what she hopes people get out of it. To learn more, visit the show notes.


15 Sep 2021

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Anna David | How to Become a NY Times Best-Selling Author

Smart Business Revolution | Turn Relationships into Revenues | Networking | More Clients | Relationship Advice

Anna David is the Founder and CEO of Launch Pad Publishing, a company that helps people share their stories and increase their credibility through book publishing. She is a New York Times best-selling author of eight books and has been a featured speaker at three different TEDx events.  Anna has been published in The New York Times, Time, and The LA Times among many others. She has appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, The Talk, The CBS Morning Show, and dozens of other programs and has been written about in Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Martha Stewart Living. Anna is also the host of the Launch Your Book podcast. In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by Anna David, an author and the Founder and CEO of Launch Pad Publishing, to talk about the journey to become a New York Times best-selling author. Anna discusses the challenges she faced building her writing career and publishing company, as well as her experience battling addiction. Plus, Anna shares how Launch Pad Publishing can help you produce your book and grow your business from there!


30 Aug 2021

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Anna David’s Comeback Story - From Cocaine Addict to 6-Figure Entrepreneur

Comeback Stories

Anna David, best-selling author and entrepreneur, shares her story of addiction and depression, and how one word became the turning point for her that allowed her to become sober and build a new life. Hear Anna’s story of recovery and some of the more common misconceptions around addiction, and how she now helps other entrepreneurs tell their own stories of recovery with her publishing company. Anna David grew up in a very money-motivated and education-focused family. Because the external view of her family was wealthy and upper-class, she didn’t realize that there was anything wrong or understand the trauma until she was in college. Anna’s parents first went into marriage counseling when she was 5 and she remembers being in the waiting room thinking that it would be better if they just got divorced. Even then, Anna felt like hers was an unhappy family and that they would all be better off if they were separated. Anna’s addiction was a major challenge for her where she felt trapped between two worlds. She knew that cocaine was killing her by making her depressed, but she couldn’t conceive of a world where she would be capable of giving it up. A lack of courage and faith was the main thing holding Anna back from turning things around. Part of her rock bottom was getting tattoos that she didn’t think through or really care about, but when she got the word courage tattooed it became surprisingly meaningful to her. It wasn’t until she found the courage to change did anything improve in her life. A tattoo can become a form of visualization and manifestation. One of the biggest initial victories for Anna was when she made up her mind to change and not wavering in her conviction over the course of the next week before she joined a rehab program. Anna had been so isolated in her addiction that she loved rehab and being around people and the process of sobriety forced her to relearn almost everything. Building relationships and friendships while in rehab were incredibly valuable for Anna and became the foundation for her sober life. Writing was always something that Anna wanted to do. She majored in Creative Writing and worked for a huge number of publications. While she was writing books, she went through the maze of traditional publishing and while it was a dream come true it was also a brutal business. This experience with the struggle of traditional publishing is what led Anna to start her own publishing business where she helps entrepreneurs publish their own books. All entrepreneurs need a book. Everybody has a book in them, but not everybody should be writing that book. In some ways, it’s harder for people who are addicted but never hit a true rock bottom, because it’s not a quick road or immediately obvious that the addiction is destroying your life. For Anna, community and connection are the cornerstones of sober life. We are all seeking community, no matter the approach to sobriety. Sometimes it takes being completely isolated before you realize that you need a community to be happy. One of the more common misconceptions around alcoholism is that people think it’s about how much you drink. There are plenty of people that drink more than alcoholics but don’t have the same self-destructive relationship with alcohol. Another is that sobriety is all about willpower, but that’s not always the case. Most sober people no longer have the desire to use what they did when they were addicted because of the steps they’ve taken to remove themselves from the environment and habits that caused the problem. Anna has a lot to be grateful for now. She is grateful for being able to be a good girlfriend, and for her business to be able to thrive despite the fact that she never believed she would ever make that kind of money. If Anna could send a message to her younger self, even knowing that she probably wouldn’t listen, she would tell her “don’t try harder, resist less.” Surrender and feel the relief. Many people believe that the key is to keep grinding and figure it out on their own, but the path starts with humility and surrendering. Anna would say that God speaks through other people. If you don’t know what to do next and feel like you’re being nudged in a specific direction, pay attention to that and see what happens. Mentioned in this Episode: Launch Your Book with Anna David podcast


27 May 2021

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You too can Make your Mess Your Memoir with NYT's Best-selling Author Anna David Ep. 17

Fascinating Entrepreneurs

Anna David transforms entrepreneurial thought leaders into bestselling authors so they can attract higher-quality clients, become go-to media sources, land speaking gigs and grow into being the leaders in their field.A New York Times bestselling author of eight books, David has written for The New York Times, Time, and The LA Times, as well as many publications without the word “Time” in their title. She has appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Talk, and The CBS Morning Show, among others, been written about in publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Women’s Health, and been a featured speaker at three different TEDx events.Her company, Launch Pad Publishing, offers writing and publishing services, coaching, courses, a membership group, a podcast, and a reading series.Over a decade ago, The New York Post declared that she invented the subgenre “chick lit with a message” and she’s still trying to decide if she should be offended by that or not.Where to Find AnnaTwitter: @annabdavidInstagram: @annabdavid | @launchpadpubFacebook:  Anna David | Launch Pad PublishingWebsite: https://www.launchpadpub.com/Top Tech ToolsPublishers RocketVellum layout softwareKajabiTemiClubhouseInstagramSPONSORThis episode is sponsored by Entire Productions- Creating events (both in-person and virtual) that don't suck! and Entire Productions Marketing- carefully curated premium gifting and branded promo items.PLEASE RATE, REVIEW, & SUBSCRIBE on APPLE PODCASTS“I love Natasha and the Fascinating Entrepreneurs Podcast!” Well, I hope that's what you're thinking! If so, I'd love it if you'd subscribe, rate, and review the show.Click here, open up the podcast in Apple Podcasts and click on "Ratings and Reviews". Tap to rate with five stars (thank you), and select “Write a Review.” Here is the link if you don't see the hyperlink: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-is-the-fascinating-entrepreneur-podcast-all-about/id1548836057?i=1000505269979


11 May 2021

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825: It’s Time to WRITE THE BOOK That’s Been Rattling Around Inside Your Head, with Anna David

The Solopreneur Hour Podcast with Michael O'Neal

Today, IN PERSON (gasp!) Anna David (http://www.launchpadpub.com) stops by to talk about the book writing process, how her company Launch Pad Publications can handle *all of it*, and the advantages of writing a book in 2021.  As a personal note, the book writing process really helps you “hone in” on your brand and your offering, […]

1hr 9mins

28 Apr 2021

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How To Make Your Messy Life A Memoir: The Path To Long-Term Recovery With Anna David

I Love Being Sober

Following the path towards recovery is not an easy feat. So when one is long on their way at it, we can call for a celebration! New York Times bestselling author of eight books, Anna David is a person in long-term recovery, having recently celebrated her 20th year! In this episode, she takes us behind the work she has to put upon herself to live a happy, joyous, and free life. Her journey shows us that the path to long-term recovery is more than just to stop drinking, taking drugs, or doing addictive behaviors. It takes a complete change, where you need to develop new healthy lifestyle habits. Follow Anna in today's show to learn what those are and how she made it and started living a new and happier life. Plus, she then shares how she is helping people write and publish their books, lending new knowledge on how you can make your messy life into a memoir. Anna has been published in The New York Times, Time, and The LA Times, among many others, and has appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, The Talk, The CBS Morning Show, and dozens of other programs. Her newest book, Make Your Mess Your Memoir, is a combination of a memoir and a business book.


16 Mar 2021

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Anna David: Make Your Messy Life Into A Memoir

Write About Now

In her latest book, Make your Mess Your Memoir, writer Anna David tells her compelling story of addiction and coming out on the other side. She also gives excellent advice on turning your own personal difficulties into great copy. I've known Anna for a while but it wasn't until this interview that I really learned her fascinating story. Anna talks about how she dated Matt Damon, her addiction to cocaine, the time Tom Berenger threw a book at her head, and the secret to writing a book people want to read. 


24 Aug 2020