Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win by Jo Piazza

Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

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 marriage, and happiness—but isn’t sure just how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it.Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Con...

Details Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

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

Reviews Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

  • Larry H
    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars."Only let the world see half of your ambition. Half of the world can't handle seeing it all."That was a piece of advice given to Charlotte Walsh by her mentor, a former governor, U.S. Senator, and Ambassador to the United Nations, when she encouraged Charlotte to run for the U.S. Senate in her home state of Pennsylvania.It doesn't matter that Charlotte got out of her hometown—and away from the East Coast—as quickly...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    4 brave stars to Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I noticed this book when a blogger friend, Rachel at In Between Book Pages, was reading it. Her thoughts on Charlotte’s story enticed me to pick it up. Winning? Is it something we all love, at least at one time or another? What messages do we receive about having it all and winning at life? Are we told that we can’t have it all? There is much to admire about Charlotte Walsh. She i...
  • Jonetta
    Charlotte Walsh is a high-powered tech executive living in San Francisco, married and the mother of 5-year old twins, Ella & Rose, and 2-year old Annie. Following the historic 2016 election, she decides to run for the US Senate in her home state of Pennsylvania where she still has family and property. She moves her family there while she puts together her team and begins her campaign.What this story is NOT is whether Charlotte wins. It’s about ...
  • Janelle
    Thank you so much Simon and Schuster for providing my free copy of CHARLOTTE WALSH LIKES TO WIN by Jo Piazza - all opinions are my own.I love reading books based on politics but I’m mighty picky so I was elated when I able to devour this one in less than a day! There are so many current, relevant topics touched on in this story that my brain kept connecting the dots to events that have happened over the past year in our current political climat...
  • 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 ...
  • 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!
  • Jamie
    I never thought a political focused book (even a fictional one) could be this enjoyable given the tumultuous political climate in the US right now. However, because I’ve enjoyed so much of Jo Piazza’s work, I had to check it out. Charlotte is a high powered Silicon Valley exec who gives it up and moves her family (with her now stay at home husband and three young daughters) to her hometown in Pennsylvania where she wants to run for Senate and...
  • Sarah
    Check out all of our reviews at https://reallyintothis.comHappy Reading, friends!CHARLOTTE WALSH LIKES TO WIN BY JO PIAZZA BOOK REVIEWI am a huge fan of The Knockoff & Fitness Junkie which are both co-authored by Jo Piazza. When I heard she had a stand-alone book coming out this summer, I rushed at the chance to read it. I will say this is a book anyone can enjoy, regardless of your own political ideology.A TIMELY POLITICAL NOVEL THAT RESONATES W...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mary
    THIS is the book I wished I had in my hands the morning after the 2016 election, friends. I inhaled this book in just over 36 hours and GAH. I’ve read one Jo Piazza before (Fitness Junkie), and thought this was nothing like it– in the best way possible. Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win is a fierce & insightful look into women in politics in our day and age– from all angles. And Charlotte herself is the perfect example of a character that I root...
  • Tara - Running 'n' Reading
    “‘Never stop smiling,’ Josh had warned. ‘Smile until you feel like your lips will fall off. A woman who doesn’t smile is an angry woman. You cannot be an angry woman, even for a second.’”I’ve always been a fan of Jo Piazza, but CHARLOTTE WALSH LIKES TO WIN is definitely a stand out. A very timely story about the experience of a female candidate running for political office and the challenges she endures that are never experienced ...
  • 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...
  • Susie | Novel Visits
    {My Thoughts}Original Source: Worked For MeAn Author’s Courageous Timeline – Before anything else, I have to applaud Jo Piazza for setting her story right NOW in the middle of one of the most hotly contested set of mid-term elections that we’ve ever experienced. Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win begins in mid-2017 and ends with the November 2018 elections. You can’t get timelier than that. When you ...
  • Lorilin
    Charlotte Walsh is in her late forties and has a very comfortable life. She's worked her way up the corporate ladder at Humanity, a successful tech company in Silicon Valley. Her husband, Max, is incredibly supportive of her career and doesn't mind that his wife is his boss. Together, they have three beautiful young daughters, a gorgeous house, good friends, and an all-around enviable life.So when Charlotte finds out that Max has cheated on her, ...
  • Sarah
    3.5 stars (mostly 4 stars, but minus half a star for the ending.) I'm a political junkie, so I knew I had to read this book as soon as I read the blurb. While part of the reason I love politics is that I truly believe that it can make a difference in people's lives, I also love the horse race and the palace intrigue, and this book has both in spades! It's the 2018 midterms, and Sheryl Sandberg-esque tech company executive Charlotte Walsh is movin...
  • Julie
    This book is the female driven book we’ve been waiting for. Charlotte is all of us except she’s running for Senate in her home state of PA. She’s driven to change the world but first she has to survive being a candidate and her marriage. Charlotte isn’t perfect, her marriage is in tatters but this is what she’s determined to do. I loved Ms. Piazza’s portrayal of someone who could be anyone of us and that’s what will hook you. You wi...
  • Michelle
    Oh how I loved this book about a woman running for senate. The author brilliantly displays the push-pull of marriage and career and family life while giving an inside view of politics. The kids definitely get second (or third, or fourth) billing but I think that's sort of the point. It's the age old adage of you can't have it all, but wrapped up in an engaging tale and not the least bit judgmental or preachy. I loved the cynical campaign advisor ...
  • Megan C.
    Thank you to the publisher for providing this book to me for review. Smart, timely, and well-written - I LOVED this one! I felt like the author handled the topic of women in politics with grace, but without flinching away from the ugly side of it. Not only dealing with women in the political arena, however, this novel is a great exploration of marriage, motherhood, and women in the work force. Highly recommended!
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • ImLisaAnn
    I received a free e-version of Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win from Simon & Schuster via NetGalley. I’m grateful to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for their generosity in providing a copy for me to review and, because I thoroughly enjoyed Charlotte Walsh, was happy to post this honest review. All opinions are my own.SynopsisCharlotte Walsh likes to win—she’s the Chief Operating Officer of a Silicon Valley technology company, mother of three un...
  • Rachel (tablereading)
    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 ...
  • Rachel
    Rating: 4/5I don’t normally read politically-focused novels, not because I don’t care but hearing about it on the news is enough for me. But the summary of this book just intrigued me and it was a ‘read now’ on NetGalley so I decided to give it a try.And, goodness, did it deliver the goods.Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win tackles the costs of being a woman in the limelight, specifically one running for office. At the heart of this novel is Ch...
  • 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...
  • Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves
    Thank you to Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book.I’ve been loving books about substantial topics that read easy this summer and I can now add Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win to that list! Though it reads easy enough for the beach, it’s full of astute commentary on women in politics, women in business, managing your image in public life, marriage, motherhood, and gender roles. It makes you feel how truly soul-sucking ...
  • Kelly Hager
    I absolutely adored this book. It's incredibly clever but also unapologetically feminist. I loved Charlotte and her strong desire to make life better for other people. She's not a perfect character---she does at least one thing that is completely awful, and you could make a case that she's done other horrible things, too---but I also completely understood her motivations. She's a character who feels like a real person, like she's a coworker or ne...
  • Really Into This
    Sarah contributed this review to Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at https://reallyintothis.comHappy Reading, friends!CHARLOTTE WALSH LIKES TO WIN BY JO PIAZZA BOOK REVIEWI am a huge fan of The Knockoff & Fitness Junkie which are both co-authored by Jo Piazza. When I heard she had a stand-alone book coming out this summer, I rushed at the chance to read it. I will say this is a book anyone can enjoy, regardless of your own political i...
  • Kari Ann Sweeney
    Politics are not really my thing. But this book was totally my thing. It's about much more than a political campaign.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Charlotte Walsh is smart, witty and complicated. It tackles big questions about what it means to be an ambitious woman who is not only balancing her own expectations as a working woman/wife/mom, but also the expectations society puts on her.  I could relate to Charlotte on many, but not all, levels. It i...