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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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
Mitch Albom is the author of seven #1 New York Times best sellers including Tuesdays with Morrie, the best-selling memoir of all time! His latest heartbreaking, inspiring book is Finding Chika: A...
November 19, 2019
Rene Denfeld, is an advocate, award-winning journalist, and best-selling author. We talked about her latest book, The Butterfly Girl, which tackles the plight of homeless children, a marginalized popu...
November 14, 2019
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, and...
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 Illnes...
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 Award...
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 la...
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 the...
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

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