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

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
Liz Astrof is the author of the hilarious collection of essays Don't Wait Up: Confessions of a Stay-at-Work Mom. An award-winning executive producer and successful sitcom writer, Liz has worked on sh...
August 2, 2019
Joanne Ramos, a debut author whose journey from the Philippines to Princeton informed her story, wrote an AMAZING first novel. THE FARM is not only an inside look at a surrogacy facility but it's also...
August 1, 2019
Richard Kirshenbaum is an ad man, author, and entrepreneur. His latest book, Rouge: A Novel of Beauty and Rivalry, has already been optioned by Sony Pictures. Rouge is an incredible story about the w...
July 31, 2019
Mary Laura Philpott is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, her debut memoir written as a collection of essays. She asks: what happens after you check off all the boxes on your to-do list and realiz...
July 30, 2019
William Dameron is the author of The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out, which was chosen as the Amazon First Reads Book Pick for June 2019.He is an award-winning blogger an...
July 29, 2019
Lori Gottlieb is the author of the instant New York Times best seller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, which is currently being adapted into a TV s...
July 25, 2019
Christina Geist, author of BUDDY'S BEDTIME BATTERY and her latest children's book, SORRY, GROWN-UPS, YOU CAN'T GO TO SCHOOL, talks about her amazing career, multi-tasking, BoomBoxGifts and branding! ...
July 24, 2019
Laurie Gelman spent twenty-five years as a broadcaster in both Canada and the United States before writing novels. She is the author of You've Been Volunteered: Class Mom, a novel about the mother wh...
July 23, 2019
Marcy Dermansky is the author of Very Nice: A Novel. She has previously written critically acclaimed novels and widely published short fiction. Marcy talks about her writing process and the different ...
July 18, 2019
Christopher Cerf is an Emmy and Grammy award-winning author, composer, humorist, and producer. A charter contributing editor of the National Lampoon and a former senior editor at Random House, he has ...
July 17, 2019
Lauren Mechling is the author of How Could She: A Novel. A former reporter at The New York Sun and features editor at The Wall Street Journal, Lauren has written for The New York Times, Vogue, where s...
July 16, 2019
Have any sons? Listen to the highly esteemed, Dr. Michael Reichert, author of HOW TO RAISE A BOY. We had the best conversation about how boys feel pressured to be “brave,” how to parent bo...
July 11, 2019
Lisa Taddeo's non-fiction book, THREE WOMEN, is absolutely sensational. Dark, moving, and written in a brilliant, fresh way, THREE WOMEN is a story about desire, relationships, lust and longing. By e...
July 9, 2019
Eva Hagberg Fisher is the New York-based author of HOW TO BE LOVED: A MEMOIR OF LIFESAVING FRIENDSHIP. Listen to our discussion about her new book which she says is either "a critique of capitalism dr...
July 5, 2019
Catherine Price is an award-winning writer and science journalist and the author of How to Break Up with Your Phone. Before you freak out, breaking up with your phone does not mean getting rid of yo...
July 4, 2019
Emily Oster, Ph.D. is a professor of economics at Brown University, but don't let that scare you away!! She is an amazing storyteller and has combed through all the data out there to give all of us th...
July 3, 2019
Dena Moes is the author of The Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal. Her book is a memoir of adventure, motherhood, and love, woven into a spiritual journey. In 2014, Dena ...
July 2, 2019
Neil Pasricha is the mega-best-selling author of many happiness-related books including THE HAPPINESS EQUATION, THE BOOK OF AWESOME, and the children's book, AWESOME IS EVERYWHERE. Neil also establish...
July 1, 2019
I've been spending a lot of time in the ER this summer. It has made me realize how useless my education has been when it comes to preparing me for motherhood. Why wasn't there a class on how to read u...
June 28, 2019
Julie Morgenstern is an internationally recognized organizational consultant who has written six books including two New York Times best sellers. Her latest book is Time to Parent: Organizing Your ...
June 27, 2019
Today's short bonus episode is with Nora McInerny the host of podcast “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” and the author of several books including No Happy Endings: A Memoir, which I talked to her abou...
June 26, 2019
Sheri Salata was the co-president of Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and has now written a fabulous book, The Beautiful No. Sheri had a front-row seat to the most prolific wisdom-keepers of our time a...
June 24, 2019
Amanda Stern is the author of Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life, a memoir about her undiagnosed childhood panic disorder that takes place in New York City in the Etan Patz era. The subtit...
June 21, 2019
Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times best-selling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking. She's also the author of the young adult novel B...
June 20, 2019
Biz Ellis is a former stand-up comic and corporate event planner. She now cohosts the comedy podcast that happens to be about parenting called “One Bad Mother.” She, along with her cohost Theresa ...
June 19, 2019
Jennifer Weiner is the best-selling author of dozens of books including her latest novel, MRS. EVERYTHING. This book, about two sisters from the 1950s to present day, is a family saga, a drama, one t...
June 18, 2019
Katie Arnold is a contributing editor at Outside magazine where she has been on staff for twelve years. Running Home: A Memoir is her first book and we're talking all about it today. It explores K...
June 17, 2019
For Father's Day, I wrote this short article about my dad for the TODAY Parenting Team site. I'm reading it here to wish everyone else a Happy Father's Day.... and to remind all parents out there that...
June 16, 2019
Evangeline Lilly is the author of the children's book series The Squickerwonkers. The two titles in the series so far are The Pre-Show and Act 1: The Demise of Selma the Spoiled. A former model, Evan...
June 14, 2019
Lydia Fenet is the Managing Director, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at Christie’s. As lead benefit auctioneer of the firm, she has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations. Liste...
June 13, 2019
Julie Satow is the author of The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel. She is an award-winning journalist who has covered real estate in New York for over a decade. Listen to us cha...
June 12, 2019
Cookbook author and blogger, Catherine McCord, shares her tips for cooking for the whole family in this episode. Her two cookbooks in the WEELICIOUS series (and upcoming third one!) offer easy-to-foll...
June 11, 2019
Award-winning author Lisa Barr talks about her most recent novel, The Unbreakables, a sexy beach read about a protagonist who loses everything she knew and how she reinvents herself. Listen to Li...
June 10, 2019
Here's a short (5 min!) essay I wrote recently on Kveller.com called, "Time Keeps On Slipping into the Future... Especially as a Mom." It's about how quickly the kids are growing up, how life pla...
June 7, 2019
Nicola Harrison, a native of England who studied literature at UCLA and received an MFA in creative writing at Stony Brook, has published her debut novel after an extensive career in magazines. Listen...
June 6, 2019
Wendy is the national best-selling author of All Is Not Forgotten, Emma in the Night, and now her latest work, The Night Before. Listen to Wendy talk about her newest book, and how research and ps...
June 4, 2019
Listen to 7-time best-selling author, Brian Solis, as he discusses how to stay focused despite our many technological distractions, how to recover from a life of multi-tasking, and what we need to do ...
May 30, 2019
Darcy Lockman, Ph.D., talks gender roles in marriage, how to get your husband to NOT just stand there while you make chicken nuggets, all the research on what women are suited for more than men, and h...
May 28, 2019

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