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Anna David, BOUGHT, PARTY GIRL novelist: Mr. Media Radio Interview

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Bought novelist Anna David makes an offer for Mr. Media’s personal services!

In Bought, the new novel from Anna David (Party Girl), an LA-reared aspiring journalist, Emma Swanson gathers banal quotations from celebrities on press lines, publicly yearning for a more substantial job and privately hoping for a hot-shot boyfriend to transport her into the Hollywood social scene she's always gazing in on from the outside.

Then she meets Jessica, a cavalier and manipulative beauty who shamelessly trades sex for the gifts it can bring. Convinced that writing a story on Jessica and her ilk will give her the career she wants -- and positive that the Jessica's of the world have inestimable power -- Emma gets sucked into the orbit of Jessica's brand of prettied-up prostitution. But she soon realizes that her problem isn't the lack of a boyfriend or impressive job. It's who and what she's become -- and whether or not she'll be able to find her way back.

Party Girl was called "laugh-out loud hysterical and Capote elegant" by Permanent Midnight author Jerry Stahl, while Dr. Drew Pinsky decreed it "the most accurate portrayal of the experience of addiction and nuances of recovery I've come across."

David, a professional member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), is the sex and relationship expert on G4’s “Attack of the Show.” She has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Playboy, Details, and Vanity Fair, among many others, and appears twice a month on “FOX Redeye.”

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Anna David
Anna David, author of Bought and Party Girl

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