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.

Episodes Date

Lee Matalone is the author of debut novel Home Making, a story of three characters united in a quest to find a sense of identity, home, and belonging. I really enjoyed chatting with Lee about her per...
February 19, 2020
Shonda Moralis is the author of Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms. As a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist and people-pleaser, Shonda’s book explores mindfulness breaks ...
February 18, 2020
Happy Valentine's Day! I wrote this essay, "Making Time for Love This Valentine's Day" for SheHustleCollective.com. Don't mind me when I start crying at the end of the episode after I read it! It's ab...
February 14, 2020
Gigi Levangie is the author of Been There, Married That, a funny take on a ruthless Hollywood divorce. She also wrote The Starter Wife and Maneater, which were both adapted into award-winning miniseri...
February 13, 2020
I chatted with husband-and-wife team, Siena Cherson Siegel (author) and Mark Siegel (illustrator) of the graphic novel TO DANCE. This autobiographical book chronicles a ten-year period of Siena’s life...
February 12, 2020
Dan Peres is the author of As Needed For Pain: A Memoir of Addiction. This story explores Dan’s struggle with a massive addiction to opiates while working as editor-in-chief of Details magazine. Dan a...
February 11, 2020
Alice Berman is the author of the Audible Originals book I Eat Men Like Air. This murder mystery takes place as seven twentysomethings gather to celebrate their friend's upcoming wedding. I just could...
February 7, 2020
Angela Himsel is the author of A River Could Be a Tree, a memoir chronicling Angela’s journey from a conservative Christian upbringing in rural Indiana to life as a practicing Jewish women in Manhatta...
February 6, 2020
Jennifer Gefsky and Stacey Delo are the coauthors of Your Turn: Careers, Kids, and Comebacks--A Working Mother's Guide. This book is a true roadmap for women making career decisions as their work and ...
February 5, 2020
Emily Nemens is the Editor of The Paris Review and the debut author of The Cactus League. Emily’s novel centers around a small suburb of Phoenix, AZ and the different hopes and aspirations of the comm...
February 4, 2020
Caroline de Maigret is the author, with Sophie Mas, of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are from 2014 and most recently, Older, but Better, but Older. She is an international model, has been a Chanel a...
January 31, 2020
Dr. Mark McConville, PhD, is the author of Failure to Launch: Why Your Twentysomething Hasn't Grown Up...and What to Do About It. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice, and as a senior mem...
January 30, 2020
Zibby Owens: Elizabeth Gerlach is the author of the children's book series Ben's Adventures about a young triplet brother who uses a wheelchair but loves to dream up fun adventures with his family and...
January 29, 2020
Marti Bledsoe Post is the author of Retrofit: The Playbook for Modern Moms. She is an executive coach and transformation leader at Mindset Digital, where she was previously the chief strategy officer,...
January 28, 2020
I got to sit down with Patricia Marx and Roz Chast on the publication day of their book, You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples. Roz Chast, the illustrator, is the author o...
January 27, 2020
There has been a storm of controversy surrounding Jeanine Cummins' novel, AMERICAN DIRT. One big objection is that Jeanine shouldn't have written a story about a Mexican mother and her son trying to f...
January 25, 2020
Ann Napolitano is the author of Dear Edward, which is a huge sensation. It's a December 2019 Book of the Month Club pick, a January Today Show #ReadWithJenna Pick and the Barnes & Noble January pi...
January 24, 2020
Megan Alexander is an Emmy-nominated national news correspondent on Inside Edition, the number-one syndicated news magazine TV show. She has covered football for CBS, acted in the TV show Nashville, a...
January 23, 2020
Michael Frank is the author of What Is Missing, a gripping psychological novel centered on the lives of three brilliantly developed characters. His memoir, The Mighty Franks, was a Barnes & Noble ...
January 22, 2020
I'm here today with Thatcher Wine who's the coauthor, with Elizabeth Lane, of For the Love of Books: Designing and Curating a Home Library. A book by book lovers for book lovers, it's about collecting...
January 21, 2020
I sat down with Amber Tamblyn who is an author, actress, and director. She has been nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and an Independent Spirit Award for her work in film and TV. She cowrote and ...
January 20, 2020
I interviewed both authors of The Woman in the Park, Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist, coauthors of both the novel and the screenplay for The Woman in the Park. Tullan is an investigator, writer, an...
January 17, 2020
Randi Zinn is the author of Going Beyond Mom: How to Activate Your Mind, Body & Business After Baby. She's a mindfulness and wellness expert and the founder of community Beyond Mom which offers ex...
January 16, 2020
Suzanne Morrison is the author of Yoga Bitch, which was an IndieBound best seller, a Crosscut best Northwest book of 2011, and has been translated into seven languages. Yoga Bitch actually had its sta...
January 15, 2020
Ray Dalio is the founder, co-CIO, and co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, one of the top philanthropists in the country, and the New York Times best-selling author of Principles: Life and Work. His...
January 14, 2020
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD is a professor of medicine in the UCLA Division of Cardiology, visiting professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, and president of...
January 10, 2020
Sandra Miller is the author of the memoir Trove: A Woman's Search for Truth and Buried Treasure, which I loved reading. It's a captivating, sharp, and poignant story spurred on by a physical search fo...
January 9, 2020
Rochelle Weinstein is the USA Today best-selling author of What We Leave Behind, The Mourning After, Where We Fall, and Somebody's Daughter. Her latest novel, This Is Not How It Ends, is fantastic. Ba...
January 8, 2020
Kiley Reid is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship. Her debut novel, Such a Fun Age, is a Reese Witherspoon and Well-Read Black Girl book ...
January 7, 2020
Rachel Barenbaum is the debut author of A Bend in the Stars, a riveting historical novel, set in World War I-era Russia, about love and the history and science and survival. It was a New York Times Su...
January 3, 2020
Melissa T. Schultz is a writer and the acquisitions editor for Jim Donovan Literary, an agency that represents book authors. She's written about health and parenting for The New York Times, The Washin...
January 2, 2020
Bettina Elias Siegel is the author of Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World and nationally recognized writer and advocate on issues related to children and food polic...
January 1, 2020
To celebrate 2019, I'm re-releasing my episode with Delia Owens, author of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, the #1 bestselling book in 2019. I loved our conversation (which I originally released as an episode...
December 31, 2019
Teru Clavel is the author of World Class: One Mother's Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for Her Children. She is an education expert, columnist, and sought-after public...
December 26, 2019
Today I'm with Elyssa Friedland in person and Kermit Roosevelt III via Skype for a new project called First Street, which has been released on Serial Box, a super cool app that allows you to both read...
December 25, 2019
Alicia Menendez is an MSNBC anchor and leads the “Latina to Latina” podcast. Previously a cohost of PBS TV’s Amanpour & Co, her reporting has appeared on Bustle, ABC News, Fusion TV, PBS, and Vice...
December 24, 2019
Richie Jackson is the author of Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son, a poignant reflection on what it was like growing up and what it is like now to be gay in America and how to "celebrate our sim...
December 19, 2019
Julie Valerie is the debut novelist of Holly Banks Full of Angst, a laugh-out-loud book featuring a less-than-perfect protagonist and a message that reminds all of us that there's really no such thing...
December 18, 2019
Sheryl Haft is the author a number of books including Goodnight Bubbala and the upcoming Mazie’s Amazing Machines. A former product designer, she's the founder and educator of Kids Engineer!, an eleme...
December 17, 2019
Jamie Brown Hantman has worked at the highest levels of government including at the White House and for the US Department of Justice. Politico named her one of the “50 Politicos to Watch." She's a for...
December 12, 2019
Alison Cayne is the founder of Haven’s Kitchen, an amazing cooking school, café, and event space in New York. She's the author of The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a...
December 11, 2019
Elliot Ackerman is the author of Waiting for Eden, the most beautiful, slim, searing book about the wife of a soldier and how she deals with his return home as a compromised version of himself. It's a...
December 10, 2019
Kelly Corrigan is the outstanding author of four consecutive New York Times best sellers including Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say, Glitter and Glue, The Middle P...
December 5, 2019
Conn Iggulden is a best-selling author of historical fiction, most notably the Emperor series and Conqueror series. He also co-wrote The Dangerous Book for Boys with his brother Hal, and most recently...
December 4, 2019
Vashti Harrison is the exceptional children’s book author and illustrator of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World, and most recently Little Le...
December 3, 2019
Bronson van Wyck is the cofounder (along with his mother) of Van Wyck & Van Wyck, a well-known event planning firm that has designed events for three presidents of the United States, Beyoncé, the ...
November 28, 2019
Torrey Maldonado is a middle school teacher in Brooklyn and the author of Tight and Secret Saturdays. He was voted a top-ten Latino author and best middle-grade and young-adult novelist for African Am...
November 27, 2019
There's nothing worse than having your child in pain and not knowing what to do about it. Caroline Maguire, a personal coach who works with children struggling with executive function weakness, can he...
November 26, 2019
My kids and I met (and immediately fell in love with!) Raakhee Mirchandani at the Brooklyn Book Festival. She's an award-winning writer, editor, and pediatric cancer crusader. She's also the...
November 21, 2019
Cathleen Schine is the author of 11 books including the best-selling novels The Three Weissmanns of Westport, The Love Letter, and The New Yorkers. Cathy's latest novel is The Grammarians, a coming of...
November 20, 2019

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