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

I'm trying something new. I'll be releasing one essay episode a week of an article that I've written. Always short. Hopefully relatable! This piece, published on Medium.com, is called, "Moving On Up: ...
May 26, 2019
Reema Zaman shares her intimate stories as a woman recovering from years of mistreatment from the male hand and how she has turned to love to channel those feelings. From Bangladesh to Seattle, Reema ...
May 23, 2019
Listen to Ali Wentworth as she discusses parenting teens, writing personal stories, surviving an acting career and the "shame" of a happy marriage!! Watch us chat live at https://vimeo.com/337424...
May 21, 2019
Virginia Sole-Smith tells the harrowing tale of her infant daughter's near-death illness, how it affected her daughter's eating for years and what she learned in the process. Virginia shares reams of ...
May 16, 2019
Jennifer Robson's beautiful work of historical fiction takes us behind the scenes of the royal wedding (Queen Elizabeth's!!) to the stories of the dressmakers. Jennifer talks about her love of history...
May 14, 2019
Marisa Ramel Bardach talks about losing her mother and how it took her 19 years to publish this "mother-daughter memoir," alternating chapters between her teenage self and her mother who was battling ...
May 9, 2019
Listen to debut novelist and bright, shining talent, Claire Gibson, as she discusses the road to BEYOND THE POINT. This novel of female friendships that began at the West Point Military Academy tackle...
May 7, 2019
Kate Hope Day, debut author of IF, THEN, a powerful look at an Oregon community when time changes shape, talks about motherhood, writing, "Sliding Doors," her background and so much more! 
May 2, 2019
Famous creator of the "Cathy" comic strip, Cathy Guisewite shares her ridiculously funny, laugh-out-loud tales of daily annoyances, like getting stuck in a sports bra. She weaves these relatable momen...
April 30, 2019
Steven Rowley talks about his fabulous novel, THE EDITOR, about a writer who sells his manuscript to Jackie O. The antics that ensue are hilarious and poignant. They speak to mother/son relationships ...
April 25, 2019
Listen as Jamie discussed themes in her latest novel, DRAWING HOME, including loss, divorce, mothering teens, art, vaping and more! 
April 23, 2019
Listen to bestselling, prize-winning author, Celeste Ng, author of LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE and EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU. Celeste talks about her process for inventing characters, her fear of loss, ...
April 18, 2019
The hilarious, refreshing Helen Ellis makes me laugh out loud in this light-hearted conversation about her decades in the publishing industry and being a Southern girl transplanted in the Big Apple. ...
April 16, 2019
Pamela Paul gives the inside scoop on what qualities a book needs to make it into the 1% of submitted books that are actually reviewed! She talks about her lifetime love of books, why kids and adults ...
April 11, 2019
Claire Bidwell Smith's memoir, THE RULES OF INHERITANCE, covers her profound loss of her mother, the subsequent death of her father and all the ways she coped with both of those. It's searing and unfo...
April 9, 2019
The legendary children's book author and illustrator, Chris Van Dusen, shares his secrets to painting, writing, storytelling and more!! 
April 4, 2019
Nell Freudenberger, whose first collection of stories, LUCKY GIRLS, was published when she was just 26, has a new novel out in April 2019: LOST AND WANTED. As one of the New Yorker magazine's "20 unde...
April 2, 2019
Lynda Cohen Loigman paints a clear picture of the WWII homefront as she spins a tale of two sisters and how they navigate the world and their relationship. Listen to Lynda's story of writing this beau...
March 28, 2019
Nora McInerny takes a lifetime of loss and turns it into an inspiring, humorous tale especially as she remarries and blends her new family after losing her first husband. 
March 26, 2019
This beautiful, dark novel by Anissa Gray brings up issues of family, prison, right and wrong, the past, eating disorders and so much more. Listen as Anissa discusses her motivations for writing, her ...
March 21, 2019
#1 bestselling Kindle author, Camille Pagan, does it again with a fantastic, thought-provoking novel about motherhood, what happens when it gets to be too much, marriage, honesty and more. 
March 19, 2019
Susan Conley's beautiful novel, ELSEY COME HOME, takes place in China and shows a dark side of motherhood, addiction and more. 
March 14, 2019
Listen to Falguni Kothari as she discusses how she fell into writing fiction, what it's like to have written in India and the U.S. and more! 
March 12, 2019
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, doctor, mother, TV personality and powerhouse, shares 100+ research-based hacks for moms plus her own advice (running is her sanity!). Her book, MOM HACKS, will help any mom...
March 7, 2019
#1 bestselling author of THE HAPPINESS PROJECT, Gretchen Rubin discusses her latest book on pub day: OUTER ORDER INNER CALM. She gives tips and strategies for decluttering, explains why it will have s...
March 5, 2019
Listen to cake maker extraordinaire, Elisa Strauss. As founder and head designer of the NYC bakery Confetti Cakes until 2010, Elisa went on to compete in and then judge many Food Network and reality T...
February 28, 2019
New York magazine editor, Carolyn Murnick, wrote a chilling, crime-reporter style memoir about the death of her childhood best friend, Ashley. It takes readers across LA, NJ and the whole country as C...
February 26, 2019
Sharon Rowe, founder and CEO of Eco-Bags, one of the first re-usable shopping bags to hit the U.S. market 20 years ago, talks about her secrets to managing it all: running her own business, parenting,...
February 21, 2019
Hillary Frank, award-winning host of the podcast, "The Longest Shortest Time," shares tips from moms across the country in her book, WEIRD PARENTING WINS. Listen to this radio expert as she discusses ...
February 19, 2019
Bestselling author, Daniel Pink, changes the way we think about timing in his latest book, WHEN: THE SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF PERFECT TIMING. Learn about "the cappuccino," when to work out, when to have ...
February 14, 2019
Hilarious author, John Kenney, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his first novel, TRUTH IN ADVERTISING, talks about his tongue-in-cheek poetry collection LOVE POEMS (FOR MARRIED PEOPL...
February 12, 2019
Irreverent, bad-ass, personal development guru, Gary John Bishop, gives advice on finding your best self, writing, parenting and getting out of your own way. 
February 7, 2019
Listen to blogger and author, Lindsey Mead, as she discusses her fabulous new collection of essays from writers like Jill Kargman, KJ Dell'Antonia and Lee Woodruff called ON BEING 40(ish). We talk abo...
February 5, 2019
Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of the amazing tennis chronicle, THE CIRCUIT: A TENNIS ODYSSEY. Listen as Rowan and I talk tennis, poetry, writing and more! 
January 31, 2019
Ali Katz, author of One Minute to Zen: Gp From Hot Mess to Mindful Mom in One Minute or Less, helps parents everywhere regain their equilibrium! With meditation exercises, visualizations, advice and s...
January 29, 2019
Listen to Real Housewives of New York star, Jill Zarin, and  her sister, Connecticut Probate Judge and Radio Show Host, Lisa Wexler, and the three of us talk shop. From dating through the seasons to ...
January 24, 2019
Jessica Turner is the author of THE FRINGE HOURS: MAKING TIME FOR YOU, a best-selling book, and is the founder of lifestyle blog, The Mom Creative (www.themomcreative.com). Her latest book, STRETCHED...
January 22, 2019
Sarah McColl is an absolutely beautiful writer whose word choices and sentences I call attention to in our conversation. Her memoir, JOY ENOUGH, was published two days ago (Jan 15, 2018) and is one of...
January 17, 2019
Debut author, Kathy Wang, talks about the amazing success of her first novel which sold in a highly notable book deal! FAMILY TRUST, a novel about an Asian-American family going through the illness of...
January 15, 2019
Listen to the dynamic duo, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, co-authors and best friends, as they discuss their secrets of collaboration. Their first project, THE WIFE BETWEEN US, has been optioned ...
January 10, 2019
Delia Owens, bestselling author of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, Reese's Book Club Pick of September 2018, talks about her life in the wild, the importance of female friendships, mastering Instagram and ho...
January 8, 2019
Gemma's Hartley's book, FED UP. Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward, tackles gender relations and roles by way of the housework! Gemma's article on this topic in Harper's Bazaar got 2 billion ...
January 1, 2019
This absolute page-turner, MR. NICE GUY, was written by two super nice people! Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer, an adorable husband and wife team, wrote this quick-paced, of-the-moment novel about a ...
December 25, 2018
Listen to fabulous, open, honest author, Rebecca Soffer, open up about her parents' deaths, how she coped with loss, her website, ModernLoss.com, and tips she gives for what loved ones can do to help ...
December 18, 2018
Natasha Solomons will delight with her British accent and lush re-telling of what HOUSE OF GOLD is about. This sweeping novel about a WWI-era European Jewish banking family and what happens when the w...
December 11, 2018
Author and journalist, TAKE THE LEAP, shares her findings about choosing the best career, finding your path in life and how to write a great profile! 
December 4, 2018
Listen to the award-winning, best-selling author of PACHINKO, Min Jin Lee, as she talks about writing, reading, teaching, parenting, Korea, not giving up, heartbreak and more.
November 27, 2018
Writing legend, Anne Lamott, shares her thoughts on writing, dieting, parenting, hope and more!
November 20, 2018
Listen to recently re-elected Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as she discusses modern-day women's rights heroes, politics, parenting and more! Her new children's book, BOLD & BRAVE: TEN HEROES WHO WON ...
November 13, 2018
Jo Piazza, podcast host of "Committed," travel writer, award-winning journalist and author of CHARLOTTE WALSH LIKES TO WIN and HOW TO BE MARRIED, shares her thoughts on the midterm elections, what it'...
November 6, 2018

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