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Jo  Piazza

Jo Piazza

Internationally Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Journalist & Podcast Creator


Jo Piazza is a bestselling author, podcast creator and award-winning journalist. Jo 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 ten languages in twelve countries and four of her books have been optioned for film and television. Read More >

A former editor, columnist and travel writer with Yahoo, Current TV and the New York Daily News, her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, 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. She lives in Philly with her husband, Nick Aster and three young children. Read Less ^

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We Are Not Like Them: An Evening with Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

Drawing off of their best-selling novel, We Are Not Like Them, authors Christine Pride and Jo Piazza share a tale of race and friendship like no other. In this inspiring keynote, Pride and Piazza will tell you the story of Jen and Riley, a Black woman and a white woman, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event. We Are Not Like Them takes us to uncomfortable places while capturing so much of what we are all thinking and feeling about race. Just like their best-selling book, this presentation is both a powerful conversation starter and a celebration of the enduring power of friendship, at a time when we need it most.