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Anna Davids Webinar Replay and Course

  Hey so remember that webinar I told you about? Well, if you didn’t get a chance to make it, the replay is available for another few days. You can see it here. Anna’s online course, How to Sell a Book About Your Recovery (From Anything), is also now available and it’s a pretty incredible resource if you’re interested in writing and selling a book about your recovery. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Recovery Month than to make a commitment to share your recovery journey with the world. Follow this link to sign up for her course but I highly recommend, after taking a look at it, watching the webinar for more information about what it offers. Anna’s launch ends on Friday, which means that while you can still purchase the course after that, the cost will rise considerably and you’ll have lost out on… Continue reading

Want to Sell a Book About Your Recovery? Anna David Can Show You How

As my friend Anna David says, we’re all in recovery from something and we all have stories to tell. She would know. She went from drug-addicted dog-walker to sober New York Times bestselling author of six books about her addiction and recovery. Since getting sober, she’s launched recovery websites and written about addiction and relationships recovery for The New York Times, Time, Vice, Psychology Today and The Huffington Post, among many other publications. She’s the first to admit that she accomplished this not through talent or even hard work but because she followed a system. And now, during National Recovery Month, she wants to teach her system to you. Next week, she’s having a free webinar to launch her online course, How to Sell a Book About Your Recovery (From Anything). In it, she walks people through how to figure out their book angle and then how to craft every element a book… Continue reading

Anna David – Recovery, Creativity and 17 Years of Being Sober (almost) – Podcast

  I spoke with my longtime colleague and writing mentor Anna David on The Cafes latest podcast. We met back in the day, when she first created AfterParty Magazine and I was but a fledgling. She gave me my first shot at a writing career. She is a New York Times bestselling author of six books, is a regular on many T.V. talk shows and has an extensive writing portfolio for some of the biggest magazines on the planet. In this podcast (link below), we talk a little bit about the before and after of her recovery experience, our working relationship and her workshop for rehabs as well as her online coaching program. Check out Annas’ Website here to find out more about this remarkable lady! Continue reading

Anna David – I United To Face Addiction

Originally posted on Rehab Reviews When you’re gathering with thousands of sober folks, relatives of addicts and others who just care about the recovery cause, you don’t know what to expect. Or let me rephrase: I had no idea at all what to expect. I am not, by any means, a political activist. It’s safe to say I have never gathered with any large group of people except at concerts. And I couldn’t seem to find out a great deal of information about the event ahead of time. The first time someone asked me if I was going a few months ago, in fact, I said something along the lines of, “Look, I don’t gather.” But then the information seeping out about the event seemed to snowball: Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli would be speaking! Sheryl Crow and Steven Tyler were performing! Comedians Tig Notaro and Bill… Continue reading

My DC Trip – Unite To Face Addiction Rally

Me getting to DC last weekend for the Unite To Face Addiction rally took all the planning of a large scale military operation. Organizing childcare, trying to fund it, booking flights – and then of course there was the hurricane scare. Would I even get out of Ireland without being sucked into the vortex of a tornado over the Atlantic somewhere? However, all was well and I headed to the airport for my five day trip with enough clothes to last a month. It was to be a jam packed few days. Not only would I be attending the rally on Sunday and meeting my www.intherooms.com family face to face for the first time, but I’d be meeting Jake Parent, Author and Editor of the online book I’m part of called Hearts & Scars – 10 Human Stories of Addiction, and taking part in a panel discussion for its launch.… Continue reading