Piazza is an award-winning journalist, podcast host, and the author of eight critically-acclaimed bestselling books. Just this summer, Simon & Schuster published her novel Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, a savvy, timely, wit-soaked read that centers around a fictional Silicon Valley exec who packs up her family and heads back to small town PA to run for senate against an infamous incumbent. Salon called it “the essential political novel for the 2018 midterms,” and we call it “so authentic and absorbing it made more than one of us miss our subway stop”. You can imagine our delight when this wordsmith signed on to do some art and book matchmaking for our Literary Gallery series.
Below, Piazza touches on the synchronicity of two art forms uniquely equipped to satisfy her escapist inclinations. Her print + lit pairings are clever, on-the-nose, and double as an excellent reading list. (Ten points for padding our index of excuses to stay in.) Give her Literary Gallery a good look and join us in having no shame in our night-in game. — Jen Bekman + Team 20x200
"Books are the ultimate escape for me. Art is the only other thing that provides me with that same kind of meditative quality that lets me escape from reality for a little while." – Jo Piazza, author and podcast host
Gas station. Kern County, California & Bastard Out of Carolina
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth & Views of the extravehicular activity during STS 41-B
Plate 22, Sheet 6, Ancient Courses Mississippi River Meander Belt & The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Female Persuasion & My Butt
Letters: C & Travels with Charley in Search of America
Dietland & A Pile of Twisted
Feral Church #2 & The Book of Essie
I Feel Bad About My Neck & Dress Like A Woman
Response to Print of Vulture Roost, Texas & My Absolute Darling
Nomadland & American Mobile Home
Jo Piazza is the bestselling author of eight books, most recently the novel Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win. She's also the host of the top ten podcast Committed.