Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps (Paperback)

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“If you’ve ever had your heart broken and then cut your own bangs, read this book. I laughed so hard I made people around me uncomfortable.” —Paula Froelich, New York Times–bestselling author of Mercury in Retrograde

Cyber-stalking, drive-bys, drunken text messaging, creating fake email accounts—you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to love.

Sophie isn’t dealing with her breakup well. Dumped by her boyfriend, Eric, for his sexting, D-cupped, young Floozy McSecretary, Sophie leaves Manhattan and lands back in her hometown, crushed and pajama-clad, blaming herself and begging her ex for a second chance. 

But when her best friend, Annie, gets in trouble for driving drunk and is forced to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, something clicks in Sophie’s strung-out mind. Women need love rehab, she realizes, to help fix the craziness that comes along with falling for someone.

If you start it, they will come. When she opens up her home to the obsessed and lovelorn, Sophie finds a way to help women out there who have overdosed on the wrong men—and she saves herself in the process.

Love is a drug and the only things that can save us are the steps, rules, and one another. Step one: Admit you have a problem, and keep the hell away from Facebook.  

About the Author

Jo Piazza is the author of the acclaimed Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money and a novel, Love Rehab. She is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and her work has appeared in the New York TimesNew York magazine, GlamourGotham, the Daily Beast, and Slate. She has also appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR.

Piazza holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and a master’s in religious studies from New York University. She lives in New York City with her giant dog.

Praise For…

“If you’ve ever had your heart broken and then cut your own bangs, read this book. I laughed so hard I made people around me uncomfortable.” —Paula Froelich, NewYork Times–bestselling author of Mercury in Retrograde

Love Rehab is for anyone who has experienced heartache, heartbreak, or made some not so savvy decisions in the romance department—in other words, everyone.” —Dana Ravich, coauthor of The Weekend Makeover: Get a Brand New Life by Monday Morning

“Anyone who has ever spent an entire evening deep Googling an ex will relate to Jo Piazza’s hilarious and relevant new book. The women who populate Love Rehab are sharp and wonderful hot messes, and you will enjoy hanging out with them while cringing at their missteps.” —Jessica Grose, author of Sad Desk Salad

“Reading Love Rehab is like settling in for one of those awesomely long booze-fueled gossip-y brunches with your girlfriends. Whether you’re happy in love or still searching for it you'll probably take some comfort in Love Rehab—and maybe even wish it really existed.” —Leah Chernikoff, executive editor,

Love Rehab will appeal to everyone who’s ever loved and lost . . . and then refused to lose. That rare romantic comedy that has equal parts humor and heart, brought to life by writing filled with wit and empathy. A terrific debut.” —Jason Pinter, bestselling author of The Mark

“After reading Love Rehab I know I can officially be marked as a ‘hopeless romantic pushover’ because I love seeking a happily-ever-after ending! But this one surprised me!” —Dr. Gilda Carle, The Today Show’s 30-Second Therapist

“You will immediately recognize the characters in this funny and touching book. And if you’re smart, you’ll defriend them on Facebook.” —Ben Widdicome, editor in chief, Gilt City

“What grabbed me first? This book made me feel like I might die if I didn’t read it right now.” —Jason Rice, Three Guys One Book

“Piazza does a fantastic job injecting humor into the topic of heartbreak. This breezy read will bring a laugh to anyone who has known the trials of love.” —Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781453295076
ISBN-10: 1453295070
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication Date: June 4th, 2013
Pages: 230
Language: English