Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win by Jo Piazza

Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

Selected as one of Cosmopolitan’s Most Anticipated Books for 2018Selected as one of Elle's “Best Books To Read This Summer”Featured in Goop’s “15 Books We’re Reading This Summer”Featured in People’s “Best Summer Books” From Jo Piazza, the bestselling author of The Knock Off, How to Be Married, and Fitness Junkie, comes an exciting, insightful novel about what happens when a woman wants it all—political power, a happy marriag...

Details Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

TitleCharlotte Walsh Likes To Win
Release DateJul 24th, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Adult

Reviews Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

  • Kate Olson
    I had the absolute pleasure of reading a VERY early manuscript of this book on request of the author. And OH MY GOODNESS!!! What an honor! It is fierce, feminist and completely nails my feelings on politics, marriage and parenting. Especially marriage. This may be a political book (and GO JO for writing such a timely and unflinching narrative of today's political climate), but it's so so much more than that. Anyone who has been in a long-lasting ...
  • Mandie
    This book was an ok read. I really wanted to like it, but I couldn’t get into it. Unfortunately, I didn’t finish it about halfway through.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Dana Blazsek
    4.5⭐— Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza•Thank you to Netgalley, Simon and Schuster and the author for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.•Charlotte Walsh is running for political office in her home state of Pennsylvania. To do this she uproots her husband and three daughters from Cali to Pennsylvania. Between this, her husband becoming Mr. Mom, and the stress of a campaign, Charlotte’s already fragile...
  • Liz Fenton
    I tore through this one in two days. It’s a timely and insightful glance into the world of politics, and one woman’s rise to the top, for better or worse. An extremely entertaining read!
  • Jennifer
    Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win is about a female candidate running for office. This book is Women's Fiction.The narrator is 47 year old Charlotte Walsh (3rd person POV).Charlotte has left a very successful job in Silicon Valley to run for the Senate in her home state of Pennsylvania. She wants to win. But she also wants to balance her ambition with her family (husband and 3 young daughters).The start of this book was just okay for me. It was intere...
  • Anne
    If Hillary had run BEFORE Bill and when Chelsea was a baby, this book might be the result! Of course, that doesn't take into account the topical #MeToo movement that gives much of this book its impetus. When Charlotte Walsh decides to run for the Senate, husband Max becomes the primary caregiver for toddler twins and infant Annie. Her opponent (of course) is a thrice-married, misogynistic white male (how did Piazza do that?) who blasts Charlotte ...
  • Rachel SV (nerdlyy)
    CHARLOTTE WALSH LIKES TO WIN follows the title character as she runs for Senate in her home state of Pennsylvania. Charlotte is an ambitious, accomplished woman who wants to make a difference in the world and is tired of the way politicians operate. We see the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a woman in the political arena – there’s a lot of sacrifice and subterfuge in politics, but obviously we know women are judged on a whole different ...
  • Bandit
    I follow politics pretty closely, use reputable (NYT and such) sources and it mostly produced a sort of incredulous disgust in what the world’s becoming. Charlotte Walsh, a 47 year old Silicon Valley exec, a multimillionaire, wife and a mother of three young children, presumably has something of the same reaction, but decides to be proactive about it. So she moves back to her boondock PA birthplace and sets off to win a senate seat. The thing a...
  • Elise Hooper
    Charlotte Walsh gets my vote! This novel is very timely and I couldn't put it down. Funny in some ways, heartbreaking in others, Charlotte's story will resonate with any woman who's tried to juggle all of the balls that life throws at us.Thanks NetGalley for the free copy to review.
  • Ellie
    3.5/5The plot follows Charlotte Walsh, a Silicon Valley COO who decides to run for Senate. She has three young children and a previously philandering husband. The book concentrates on her campaign and was overall an enjoyable read.What I liked:- the pace of the plot, moving quickly through the campaign year.- the realistic struggles of a woman who appears to have it all.- the insight into an American political campaign. - the writing, overall. Wh...
  • Amy
    *4 - 4.5 stars*Charlotte Walsh is an intelligent, strong woman and CEO of Humanity a large corporation, who is running for Congress. I really enjoyed this book and it was a fast paced enjoyable read for me. I really liked Charlotte as a character and I felt that I could really relate to her. As a female, recently moving overseas and living abroad and starting a new job, Charlotte gave me strength and I was rooting for her throughout. She struggle...
  • Rebecca
    After reading Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, I can assure you that I will never run for any type of political office. Not that I was planning on it, but still......Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win follows Charlotte Walsh as she moves back to Pennsylvania and runs for state senate. A nasty, dirty campaign ensues. While Charlotte Walsh is certainly a liberal candidate, I believe that people from both sides of the aisle can appreciate the hardships she a...
  • Christina
    This was my first Jo Piazza book, so I was ecstatic when I was approved for an e-copy arc via Netgalley. This book is the political and a times satirical book we need based off the current political climate we are currently enduring. Charlotte was a relatable character and provokes the common question, can women really have it all? Again" thank you Netgalley & Simon & Schuster for an advanced e-copy in return for an honest review.
  • Marissa Crawford
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.Eh, I can't really recommend this book. The twist at the ending (Charlotte's big secret) was pretty boring. And, honestly, I didn't find Charlotte to be an especially interesting or likeable character. I struggled through the book to find out the ending. I was quite frustrated when I hit 100% read to find that the ending was...
  • Sarah Bohl
    In an undisclosed but post-Trump election cycle, Charlotte Walsh has moved from Silicon Valley to Pennsylvania to run for Senate. Will her struggling marriage, addict brother, or suitcase of emotional baggage ruin her chances of winning? After enjoying Fitness Junkie last summer, I was looking forward to this read but found it very disappointing. It was long winded and limped along with the promise of revealing a big secret....which turned out to...
  • Ali Bartoli
    When I started "Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win" I didn't expect to like it. I have never been overly political, and, especially in today's climate, my distaste for all things political has grown. Now, while the entire novel focuses on Charlotte's run for a Senate seat for Pennsylvania, the novel is about so much more. Determination. Overcoming your limitations and life's obstacles. Family. Love. This book is a book about life and happiness disguise...
  • Aryssa
    harlotte Walsh is on the 2018 campaign trail trying to win a Pennsylvania Senate seat but, as we all know, women running for office face some crazy challenges. Come along for the ride in Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza, on sale July 24th. It's your typical female campaign book in a lot of ways but it's told in great language and in a compelling way. Charlotte Walsh is living a life high-powered women only dream of. She's the COO of Hum...
  • Lianna
    ** A copy of Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win was provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **We are currently living in a world where women's empowerment is all the rage. It's no longer a question of if women can have it all, but how fast they can get there. There's nothing that's out of grasp and every dream can and should become a reality. So, with that in mind, there's probably no better time to publish a novel like...
  • Maria Logan-Montgomery
    The latest book by award-winning author and journalist, Jo Piazza, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, is due out July 24, 2018, just in time to tuck into your beach bag. It’s a wake-up call for readers everywhere to re-examine the way all political candidates and their families are treated on the campaign trail; and most especially, the strength it takes for a woman to enter and endure a political campaign at any level.Charlotte Walsh is inspired by...
  • JennE
    Thank you to Netgalley, Simon and Schuster and the author for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Note to the reader: if "choose your own ending" types frustrate you, you might want to skip this one.Raise your hand if you are a woman trying to give 110% to every area of your life: husband/SO, children, career and self. Charlotte Walsh grew up poor with a depressed mother and alcoholic father but with enough drive and sm...
  • Kristen
    Jo Piazza’s new book, “Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win,” takes on some of today’s most charged issues – political intrigue, red state-versus-blue state, Silicon Valley-versus-Rust Belt, gender roles, addiction, marriage, child-rearing – and wraps them into a page-turning satire. Charlotte Walsh is a high-powered Silicon Valley executive who decides to make her economically depressed northeastern Pennsylvania hometown the base for her U.S...
  • Amber
    “Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win” is the story of Charlotte Walsh running for Senate in her home state of Pennsylvania. Charlotte takes her family from California to Pennsylvania, leaving behind her life and job as COO of a Silicon Valley company. Charlotte will face the pressures of being a female politician, a mom, and a wife.Before reading this book, I heard amazing things about Piazza’s work and I was not disappointed. I love when stories ...
  • Maureen
    I read this book as an advance through Netgalley. Overall, I liked the premise of the story, but Charlotte was tough to like and some character developments didn’t match up with where you’d think they’d be. After her husband was caught having an affair, they chose to work on their marriage. Fair enough. However, she concealed her own betrayal for far longer without any remorse and decided to run for senate without any thought that this life...
  • Jessica C
    Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win was a great summer read. On the surface it seems like more of a light fun read, but after spending many hours thinking about the story, the characters are quite complex. As the story follows Charlotte’s decision to move from her ultra-rich Silicone Valley lifestyle, back to her poor blue collar PA town, readers are given a taste of what running for office really means. Jo Piazza brings to light the infamous question...
  • Lindsey
    3.5 stars, but rounding down. I really wanted to love this book, and I did like parts of it, but it just fell flat for me. First of all, I do not like the title with the story line, as their is so much more to Charlotte than her just wanting to win. I did think Piazza did a fantastic job of pointing out the injustices a woman has when running for office versus a man. It's unreal the types of things that women are critiqued on and criticized for t...
  • Nancy
    This is the beach read for the summer!It's an amazingly timely book (how did she write it so quickly?) and I loved the story and the diverse cast of characters. The author brings her solid credentials as a journalist and they make the story even more believableCharlotte's a successful, driven wife/mother/senior executive in Silicon Valley. She decides to take on the long term senate incumbent in her home state of Pennsylvania (where they have nev...
  • Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
    Thank you to for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.Its not political fluff – just chick-lit in a political setting. Seriously – it would be great story about a woman and her family and all of the crap everyone deals with even without the political aspect in today’s society.What I loved: Charlotte seems like a real person – flaws, mistakes, and great characteristics...
  • Gigi
    I will voraciously read anything Jo Piazza writes, including her magazine and web pieces. So glad her latest novel stays true to her sharp wit and incredible observations of modern society. The fictional Charlotte Walsh is beyond believable in showcasing struggles and rewards of electing women into public office in 2018. The ending may disappoint some but it’s worth the campaign rollercoaster.***So grateful to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for...
  • Ema
    Piazza has done it again--taken a serious topic plauging the news and turned it into a fun contemporary with a thought-provoking spin. And I loved every moment of it!There were so many beautiful moments of motherhood in here that were achingly adorable. I'm in love with Charlotte's kids. Does she need a babysitter? I volunteer. Family is just as poignant when dealing with her brother, who is strikingly less sweet and a lovely foil.This was a juic...