Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Writer Zibby Owens, an NYC-based mom of four, interviews and chats with other writers about their work.

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VC Chickering is the author of TWISTED FAMILY VALUES and NOOKIETOWN. This former comedy and TV writer writes in an engaging and unique way about the illicit love between cousins in a coming-of-age mee...
November 13, 2019
Susan Shapiro is an award-winning Manhattan writing professor, best-selling author of twelve books, and journalist. Her latest book is The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks. This is ...
November 12, 2019
Caitlin Moscatello is an award-winning journalist and author of See Jane Win: The Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics. She has written for New York Magazine’s The Cut, Vanity...
November 7, 2019
Rachel Levy Lesser is the author of Life’s Accessories: A Memoir (and Fashion Guide). Life’s Accessories is a coming-of-age memoir told in fourteen essays. Each essay centers around an ite...
November 6, 2019
Lisa Jewell is the internationally best-selling author of seventeen (and a half!) novels including the New York Times best seller Then She Was Gone as well as I Found You, The Girls in the Garden, an...
November 5, 2019
Katherine Wintsch is the CEO of The Mom Complex and a nationally recognized expert on the topic of modern motherhood. She's also the author of Slay Like a Mother: How to Destroy What's Holding You Bac...
November 1, 2019
Alex Berenson is an award-winning novelist, a #1 New York Times best-selling author, and a former New York Times reporter. His latest book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental I...
October 31, 2019
Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg, author of the award-winning novel Eden and her latest work, The Nine, shares her thoughts on ambitious parenting, boarding school, writing, secrets and more!
October 30, 2019
The legendary Susan Orlean is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and the author of eight books including Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Awar...
October 29, 2019
I'm thrilled that I got to sit down in person with Tonya Dalton, the author of The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less. Just reading that title makes me feel like relaxation could be possible....
October 25, 2019
Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur are the coauthors of Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses. They met at the University of Chicago in 2002 and founded Of a Kind in 2010...
October 24, 2019
Vanessa Lillie is the debut author of thriller Little Voices, a story of an investigation by a woman who is both struggling as a new mom and whose her friend was murdered on the night she went into l...
October 23, 2019
In this episode, I get the honor of speaking to the brilliant Alain de Botton, the international philosopher and best-selling author of fourteen books, essay collections, and novels. His most recent b...
October 22, 2019
Tiffany Shlain is the author of 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week. An Emmy-nominated filmmaker and creator of the Webby Awards, Tiffany has won more than eighty awards and distinctions hers...
October 17, 2019
Tui Sutherland is a young adult/fantasy writer who my guest interviewer (my 12-year-old son) is obsessed with! Getting him an advance copy of this graphic novel, which comes out today, was the coolest...
October 16, 2019
Adrienne Brodeur's memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me is absolutely outstanding and will surely be a best-seller. (The film rights have already been sold to Chernin Entertainment with t...
October 15, 2019
Waylynn Lucas is the author of Sunny-Side Up: More Than 100 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes from the Essential Egg to the Perfect Pastry. An award-winning former pastry chef at famed restaurants like P...
October 11, 2019
Matt Hall is the author of Odds On: The Making of an Evidence-Based Investor. He is the co-founder and president of Hill Investment Group and the host of the podcast “Take the Long View.” The subt...
October 10, 2019
I’m thrilled to share this conversation I had with Rachel Brathen. I interviewed her on Instagram Live at the Simon & Schuster offices on her publication day! (For the video, click here.) Rache...
October 9, 2019
Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a writer, speaker, and clinical social worker and the author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent. She's also ...
October 8, 2019
Will Schwalbe is the New York Times best-selling author of The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living: Some Thoughts on Reading, Reflecting, and Embracing Life. He is also the host of Macmil...
October 3, 2019
This is a very special episode with the New York Times "Modern Love" column editor Daniel Jones, the "Modern Love" contributor and author, Deborah Copaken, and the two subjects of Deb's essay, Justi...
October 2, 2019
Eve Rodsky is going to help your marriage!!! The author of Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), Eve has taken her Harvard law degree, her consu...
October 1, 2019
Amanda Salzhauer, MSW, is the coauthor, along with Dale Atkins, PhD, of The Kindness Advantage: Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children, Everyday Ideas for Raising Kids Who Care. Amanda is a ...
September 26, 2019
Katharine McGee is the author of the New York Times best-selling series The Thousandth Floor and her latest best-selling book, American Royals! Self-proclaimed historical fiction addict and British ro...
September 25, 2019
Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington are the coauthors of Grown & Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults. They are also the co-creators of Grown &...
September 24, 2019
Today I'm talking with Deborah Burns who’s the author of memoir Saturday’s Child: A Daughter’s Memoir. A former media chief innovation officer and brand leader for top publications, Deborah has...
September 19, 2019
Leslie Anne Bruce, a five-time New York Times best-selling coauthor and an award-winning entertainment journalist formally of US Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter, is AMAZING. She's the founder of Un...
September 18, 2019
I am very, very excited to be interviewing Steve Schwarzman today who is..... my dad!!! He's also the chairman, CEO, and cofounder of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms, and the...
September 17, 2019
I'm here today with Danielle Ganek, who is a self-proclaimed book-a-holic, former magazine editor, and the author of two novels, Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him and The Summer We Read Gatsby. She talks ...
September 12, 2019
I lost my college roommate and best friend, Stacey Sanders, on 9/11. I didn’t just lose her. We all did. We all lost someone or something. I’ve written often about Stace and how her loss affecte...
September 11, 2019
I am so excited about my conversation with Rex Ogle, a former children's book editor in New York City and author of Free Lunch. Free Lunch is essentially a typical middle-grade story - it has to do w...
September 10, 2019
Claire Dederer is the author of two critically acclaimed memoirs, Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning and Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses, which was a New York Times best seller and has be...
September 5, 2019
Jennifer Blecher is the author of OUT OF PLACE, the story of a twelve-year-old girl named Cove who lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her mom. She has never left the island once in her entire life...w...
September 4, 2019
Today I'm interviewing Michele Filgate, the editor of the anthology What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence. The collection is based on her essay published by Longr...
September 3, 2019
Lisa Perry is an internationally renowned fashion designer. Assouline recently released her new book Lisa Perry: Fashion - Homes - Design. The forward was written by Hillary Clinton and the text and p...
August 29, 2019
Jack Fairweather is a former award-winning war reporter who has covered Iraq, Afghanistan, and more. He is the author of A War of Choice and The Good War. His most recent book is The Volunteer: One M...
August 28, 2019
Lauren Gershell is the coauthor, along with Sophie Littlefield, of That's What Frenemies Are For: A Novel. It centers around a New York City woman who 'has it all' but feels her star fading and goes a...
August 27, 2019
Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Holly Peterson released a new book this summer. In her amazing beach read, It’s Hot in the Hamptons, Holly doesn't skim the surface of the Hamptons...
August 22, 2019
Jane Green is the author of many best-selling novels. Her latest book, The Friends We Keep, debuted early this summer, and is set at university in the UK in the 1980s. Three students become best frie...
August 20, 2019
Ben Michaelis, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, elite performance coach, and the author of Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. The inspiration for his recent book was re...
August 16, 2019
Ricardo Cortés is an artist, writer, publisher, and the #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator of GO THE F*CK TO SLEEP. His most recent project has been taking a small New Yorker magazine "Talk...
August 15, 2019
I'm beyond honored to release my podcast conversation with the legendary writer, novelist, and professor, Jamaica Kincaid. Jamaica is most recently the author of her first children’s book Party: A ...
August 14, 2019
Heather Hanson is the author of The Elegant Warrior: How To Win Life’s Trials Without Losing Yourself. A trial lawyer for over twenty years defending medical malpractice suits, Heather is an advocac...
August 13, 2019
Karen Dukess is the author of The Last Book Party, a fantastic coming-of-age novel set in the literary world and in Cape Cod. Karen's debut novel is absolutely lovely and takes the reader from the s...
August 12, 2019
Madeleine Henry is the author of Breathe In, Cash Out. Her debut novel Breathe In, Cash Out, is about an investment banker, Allegra, who wants to be a yogi. The book explores reality, escapism, a...
August 9, 2019
Elissa Altman's new memoir, MOTHERLAND, is absolutely beautiful! An intimate tale about her relationship with her mother, both the early stages when she felt "less than" given her mother's beauty and ...
August 8, 2019
Fiona Davis is the best-selling author of The Dollhouse, The Address, and The Masterpiece. Her latest book, The Chelsea Girls, is in her signature historical fiction style situated around a specific...
August 7, 2019
I am beyond excited to be interviewing Candace Bushnell who is the internationally best-selling author of nine books, the latest of which is a memoir: Is There Still Sex in the City?Listen for a dee...
August 6, 2019
Abby Maslin is the author of The Washington Post best seller Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love. Abby started blogging about caring for her husband’s traumati...
August 5, 2019

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