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Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist, editor, digital content strategist and author.

Her latest book, How to be Married will be released by Penguin Random House in April 2017.

Her novel, The Knockoff, became an instant international bestseller in May 2015 and has been translated into 13 languages.

She has written and reported for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, the New York Times, New York, Glamour, CNN, Elle, Marie Claire and Slate.

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

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
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Jo Piazza Gatsby and Daisy. I think I love them because they're not really a couple. They've each been idealized by the other one for so long that they've becom…moreGatsby and Daisy. I think I love them because they're not really a couple. They've each been idealized by the other one for so long that they've become complete caricatures of themselves and I think they serve as a reminder of how easy it is to both idealize and demonize someone we love.(less)
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Embarrassing Personal Post: What Not to Wear to a Breakup

My main character Sophie creates Love Rehab, which is like Alcoholics Anonymous but for people who are neurotic about relationships, when she gets dumped really bad.

I think I wrote it because I was a neurotic dater in my twenties and so were most of my friends–all of our stories combined were too hilarious not to fictionalize. So about 50% of the book was influenced by things that really happened Read more of this blog post »
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“A woman cannot have real autonomy unless she has reproductive autonomy. My hope is that one day both Church and society will embrace this justice issue. —Donna Quinn”
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“Oh… and we’re out of toilet paper.”

Then why don’t you replace it? It’s under the sink, in the same place I always put it after I buy it.
Jo Piazza, Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

“When you wake up next to someone every day, pick their hair out of the drain, clean up their dirty dishes, socks, and underwear, listen to them bitch about their job and tell the same stories and jokes over and over again, it's nice to be reminded of what it's like when they're not around - and to realize things are better when they are.”
Jo Piazza, How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents about Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage

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Selena Blake Thank you so much for the friend request.

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