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Jo Piazza

Biography

Jo Piazza

Jo Piazza is a bestselling author, podcast creator and award-winning journalist. She is the national and international bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels and nonfiction books, including WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM, CHARLOTTE WALSH LIKES TO WIN, THE KNOCKOFF and HOW TO BE MARRIED. Her work has been published in 10 languages in 12 countries, and four of her books have been optioned for film and television.

A former editor, columnist and travel writer with Yahoo, Current TV and the Daily News (New York), her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York magazine, Glamour, Elle, Time, Marie Claire, The Daily Beast and Slate. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in economics and communication, a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and a master’s in religious studies from New York University. 

Jo Piazza

Books by Jo Piazza

by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Cinnamon Haynes has fought hard for a life she never thought was possible. Her life’s mantra is to be good, quiet and grateful. Until something shifts, and Cinnamon is suddenly haunted by a terrifying question: “Is this all there is?” Daisy Dunlap has had her own share of problems in her 19 years on earth. Her hopes for her future are threatened when she gets unexpectedly pregnant. She hides this development from everyone close to her and then makes a drastic decision with devastating consequences. When Cinnamon finds an abandoned baby in a park and takes the newborn into her home, the ripple effects of this decision risk exposing the truth about Cinnamon’s own past, which she has gone to great pains to portray as idyllic to everyone…even herself.

by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. Jen married young and is finally pregnant after years of trying. Riley pursued her childhood dream of becoming a television journalist and is poised to become one of the first Black female anchors of the top news channel in their hometown of Philadelphia. But the deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen’s husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Six months pregnant, Jen is in freefall as her future, her husband’s freedom and her friendship with Riley are thrown into uncertainty.

by Jo Piazza - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress. Once the campaign gets underway, Charlotte is blindsided by just how dirty her opponent is willing to fight, how harshly she is judged by the press and her peers, and how exhausting it becomes to navigate a marriage with an increasingly ambivalent and often resentful husband. When the opposition uncovers a secret that could threaten not just her campaign but everything Charlotte holds dear, she must decide just how badly she wants to win and at what cost.

by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza - Fiction, Humor

When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin --- the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin --- her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose 30 pounds or lose your job. So Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants, and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place?

by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza - Fiction

As editor in chief of Glossy magazine, Imogen Tate is queen of the fashion world...until Eve, her conniving twenty-something former assistant, returns from business school with plans to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and re-launch Glossy as an app. Suddenly, the Louboutin is on the other foot; Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she doesn’t know Facebook from Foursquare and once got her phone stuck in Japanese for three days. But Imogen will do anything to reclaim her kingdom --- even if it means channeling her inner millennial and going head to head with a social-media monster.