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Light Hustler
Nov
28
11:00 AM11:00

Light Hustler

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"Coming Out About Your Addiction with Lawyer Lisa Smith"
Light Hustler with Anna David

It’s one thing to be open about your addiction when you’re a writer in LA—aka a person most people assume WOULD be an addict.

It’s quite another when you’re a high-powered attorney.

But Lisa F. Smith is a trail blazer. The author of the hit book Girl Walks Out of a Bar is also probably my favorite person I’ve never met. (Side note: I’ve slept in her bed despite not having met her; it’s not as sexy as it sounds but that’s something we get into in the interview.)

What’s fascinating about Lisa’s story is that she was so high functioning that the day she got sober was just like any other day where she was headed to work—although instead of going to work, she went to detox.

In this episode, we discuss her fear around coming out, the way addiction can start with food and how she feels when men in AA are called sexual harassers, among many other topics.

(BTW, Lisa is featured in my Guide to Becoming a Light Hustler, where I profiled the people I know who have taken their darkest experiences to share their light and in some cases built careers off of it. If you want to be one of them, be sure to get the free guide here: www.annadavidcoaching.com.)

 

 

 

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Don't Freak Out with Allison Micco
Jul
10
4:00 PM16:00

Don't Freak Out with Allison Micco

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“Girl Walks Out of a Bar with Lisa Smith“
Don't Freak Out
 with Allison Micco

Here’s my favorite gems from this week’s episode [Allison Micco] :

  • Lisa’s journey from addiction to recovery

  • How to stay sober despite work hard/play hard culture

  • How writing helped her heal from addiction

  • There’s more sober people than you realize (you’re not alone!)

  • How sobriety helps you to show up as the best and most empowered version of yourself

  • How to shift your focus to enjoying events rather than looking forward to drinking

  • Your real friends will support and nurture your recovery

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Addiction in the Legal Profession
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Addiction in the Legal Profession

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"Addiction in the Legal Profession"
Cityscape with George Bodarky

A recent study found that lawyers struggle with substance abuse, particularly drinking, and with depression and anxiety more commonly than some other professionals. Our guest on this week’s Cityscape knows all too well about problem drinking in the legal profession. Lisa F. Smith was addicted to alcohol and drugs while working at prominent New York City law firms.  Lisa has been sober for just over 12 years, and shares her story of addiction and recovery in her new memoir, Girl Walks Out of a Bar.

Aired on WFUV, 90.7 FM in New York City

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Home Podcast
Jun
7
12:30 PM12:30

Home Podcast

"Coming Out About Your Addiction with Lawyer Lisa Smith"
Home Podcast with with Laura McKowen and Holly Whitaker

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“Lisa Smith is a writer and a lawyer based in NYC. Girl Walks Out of a Bar (released today!) is her story of addiction and recovery. Prior to beginning her more than 15-year legal marketing career, Lisa practiced corporate finance law at a leading international law firm.

We talk to Lisa about what it's like leading a double life as a successful, career-driven woman who was secretly relying on coke and alcohol for years to get her through, her friendships, meeting her husband and how she approached the, "Hey, I don't drink" conversation, and navigating the legal profession sober.”

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Reading with Robin
Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

Reading with Robin

“Girl Walks Out of a Bar with Lisa Smith”
Reading With Robin with Robin Kall

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“This is one of the best memoirs I’ve read in a long time. Anyone who has ever struggled with any type of addiction or has someone close to them who has, will connect with this well paced and wonderfully written book by Lisa F. Smith. I had a great time chatting with Lisa and am thrilled that she’ll be joining me at Point Street Reading Series on Tuesday, August 16th!”

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