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Jo Piazza

Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist, editor, digital content strategist and author. She is currently the managing editor for Yahoo Travel and a contributor to the Wall Street Journal and

Her novel with Lucy Sykes, The Knockoff, became an instant international bestseller in May.

During the 2012 presidential election she developed a content strategy to marry multi-media platforms for the Current television network. She has written and reported for the New York Daily News, the New York Times, New York ,Glamour, CNN, Fox News, The Daily Beast and Slate.

Jo regularly appears as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, VH1 and NPR.

She is the author of the highly acclaimed Celebrity Inc.: How Famous People Make Money, an economic case study of the Hollywood Industrial Complex and the novel Love Rehab.

Her nonfiction book about progressive American nuns, If Nuns Ruled the World, was released to critical acclaim in September of 2014. The New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wrote about it in the Sunday Times: IN an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns.

She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and a Masters in Religious Studies from New York University. She lives in San Francisco with her giant dog and her fiance.

Genres: General Fiction, Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
   Love Rehab (2013)
   Techbitch (2015) (with Lucy Sykes)
     aka The Knockoff
   Fitness Junkie (2017) (with Lucy Sykes)
   Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win (2018)
   We Are Not Like Them (2021) (with Christine Pride)
   You Were Always Mine (2023) (with Christine Pride)
   The Sicilian Inheritance (2024)
Non fiction
   Celebrity, Inc (2011)
   If Nuns Ruled the World (2014)
   How to Be Married (2017)
Jo Piazza recommends
Sun Seekers (2024)
Rachel McRady
"In her impactful debut, Rachel McRady explores the intricate dynamics of a fractured family. Through multiple perspectives, she paints a poignant portrait of the complexities of relationships that resonate with us all."
Bonfire Night (2023)
Anna Bliss
"If you are a fan of Kate Quinn or Kristin Harmel, pull up a chair and settle down with Anna Bliss's propulsive debut Bonfire Night. Wonderfully written and exquisitely researched, the work is a rare look into the rise of fascism in London preceding World War II, while exploring the costs of both love, female ambition and the lengths we will go to in order to make our mark on the world."
The Long Way Back (2023)
Nicole Baart
"Riveting and timely, The Long Way Back is not just an unforgettable mother-daughter thriller, it's a deeply felt love story about the natural world. In beautiful prose, Nicole Baart has penned a novel that will stick with me for a very long time."

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