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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Re-Release! Now is the time to listen to How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids author Carla Naumburg, Ph.D. share her tips! Is anyone else going a little bit nuts despite how much you love your ...
March 29, 2020
Re-Release! Courtney Maum’s novel, TOUCH, is so timely that I just had to rerelease for you this weekend. This one was of my first podcasts ever so please forgive my beginner skills! Courtney and I di...
March 28, 2020
Eilene Zimmerman is the author of the memoir, Smacked: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy. Eilene has been a journalist for three decades including a six-year stint as a columnis...
March 27, 2020
Gene Luen Yang is the author, illustrator, and cartoonist of American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel ever to be nominated for the National Book Award and the American Library Association's Prin...
March 26, 2020
Patrice Karst is the author of The Invisible String, a beautiful story about the connection we share with our loved ones even when they’re not physically with us, and many other books that help people...
March 25, 2020
Jen Gotch is the founder and chief creative officer of Ban.do, the multimillion-dollar lifestyle brand. She is also a fellow podcaster and former host of the show "Jen Gotch is Okay, Sometimes." Jen i...
March 24, 2020
Janice Kaplan is the author of The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World. This multilayered book tells stories of extraordinary women throughout history and weaves them into a larger ...
March 23, 2020
Abby Sher is a performer and author of many books including her latest, Miss You Love You Hate You Bye. She even wrote a “Modern Love” essay in the New York Times that was adapted into an episode of t...
March 20, 2020
Chris Bohjalian is the New York Times best-selling author of 21 books including The Flight Attendant, The Guest Room, and Midwives, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's ...
March 19, 2020
Malcolm Hansen is the winner of the BCALA (Black Caucus American Library Association) Literary Award for a first novelist and was nominated for a 2019 NAACP Image Award. His debut novel They Come In A...
March 18, 2020
Stephanie Wrobel is the author of debut novel Darling Rose Gold, a mother-daughter story of obsession, reconciliation, and revenge. It was fascinating to chat with Stephanie about her research into Mu...
March 17, 2020
Anne Bogel is the famous podcast host of "What Should I Read Next?" and "One Great Book.” She’s also the creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the author of Reading People and I'd Rather Be Readin...
March 16, 2020
Hi everyone! In this super short episode, I talk briefly about my thoughts and feelings about this crazy time of life and how the coronavirus has affected the book world - and me. I discuss the live I...
March 15, 2020
Jenny Lee is a TV writer, producer and author of the YA novel Anna K: A Love Story, a modern-day adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. HBO Max acquired the rights for Anna K and Jenny Lee will be...
March 13, 2020
Cécile David-Weill is a French-American and the author of two novels Crush (under the name Cecile De La Baume) and The Suitors. She studied literature at La Sorbonne in Paris and was a regular contrib...
March 12, 2020
Jan Eliasberg is the award-winning screenwriter, director and debut author of Hannah's War. This literary spy thriller follows a female Jewish physicist and her work on the atomic bomb during WWII. Ja...
March 11, 2020
Kate Elizabeth Russell is the debut author of My Dark Vanessa, the story of a young woman coming to terms with the sexual relationship she had with her teacher and the consequences of it that she cont...
March 10, 2020
Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and online community that celebrates the uniqueness of black literature and sisterhood. Glory originally started this plat...
March 9, 2020
Brenda Janowitz is Pop Sugar's book correspondent and the author of six novels. Her latest, The Grace Kelly Dress, tells the story of an heirloom wedding gown and three generations of women whose live...
March 6, 2020
Caitlin Mullen is the debut author of Please See Us, a thriller involving the discovery of two murdered women and a high school drop out who starts having disturbing, violent, powerful visions. Caitli...
March 5, 2020
Laura Zigman is the author of Separation Anxiety, her first novel in over a decade which will surely follow the success of Animal Husbandry, Dating Big Bird, Piece of Work and Her. This book is about ...
March 4, 2020
Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes is the award-winning and best-selling author of many books including Ninth Ward, which was the winner of the Coretta Scott King honor; Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams’ Childre...
March 3, 2020
Meng Jin is the debut author of Little Gods, a novel set in China about migrations through time, place, and class and the ways in which we are known and unknown to others and ourselves. From the begin...
March 2, 2020
Joanna Guest is the author of Folded Wisdom: Notes from Dad on Life, Love, and Growing Up,a beautifully illustrated collection of morning notes written by her father. Joanna shared the the story of ho...
February 28, 2020
Grammy-nominated actor and singer Alexandra Silber is the author of White Hot Grief Parade. This unique memoir details the six months surrounding the death of Alexandra’s father and her experience wit...
February 27, 2020
Suzanne Falter is the author of The Extremely Busy Woman's Guide to Self-Care, a how-to tale that helps women slow down and tune in. During this emotional conversation, Suzanne and I chatted about the...
February 26, 2020
Dolly Alderton is the author of The Sunday Times best-selling memoir Everything I Know About Love. This coming-of age-story told in very short chapters chronicles Dolly’s 20s and the various dysfuncti...
February 25, 2020
Sara Shepard is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, The Perfectionists, The Elizas and The Heiresses. Her latest book, Reputation centers on a very presti...
February 24, 2020
Sarah Hurwitz is the former head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama and senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama. She was also the chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton on her 2008 pres...
February 21, 2020
New York Times best-selling author Andrea Buchanan is the author of ten books including The Daring Book for Girls and Mother Shock. In her latest memoir, The Beginning of Everything: The Year I Lost M...
February 20, 2020
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

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