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

Clinical psychologist, Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, Ph.D., author of THE TANTRUM SURVIVAL GUIDE: Tune in to Your Toddler's Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again, outlines th...
October 30, 2018
This is a special episode of my podcast, "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books." I'm reading my own essay, which I wrote and published (on Kveller.com) in response to the Pittsburgh shooting yesterday. ...
October 28, 2018
Listen to journalist and author, Molly Flatt, talk about how technology influences our lives, how she delivered her baby in her bathroom (!), why she decided against moving to the suburbs and how many...
October 25, 2018
Dr. Beth Ricanati shares her tips for women's wellness from her medical practice and shares why baking challah every week is the ultimate stress mitigator. Her book, BRAIDED, has a fabulous recipe and...
October 23, 2018
Georgia Clark, author of THE BUCKET LIST and three other novels, writes about "feisty, flawed, funny women." In this book, she writes about a 25-year-old woman in NYC who is diagnosed with the BRCA1 g...
October 18, 2018
Jeff Norton, award-winning author, writer, producer and founder of Awesome Media and Awesome Reads, talks about his latest novel, ALIENATED: GROUNDED AT GROOM LAKE. Special guest interviewer: my 11-ye...
October 16, 2018
Madeline Puckette, author of WINE FOLLY: MAGNUM EDITION, talks about working as a husband/wife team, how to host a wine tasting party, why her first book experience was so difficult, and what to look ...
October 11, 2018
Artist/Author/Stylist/Branding Guru, Kate Schelter, opens up about her way of seeing the world as a composition, her family life, the 1980s, writing, motherhood and style. CLASSIC STYLE is a perfect g...
October 9, 2018
Listen to this life-changing interview with author, Ingrid Fetell Lee. Ingrid explains the 10 simple ways you can use your environment to add more joy to your life! Simple yet utterly profound!!! Her ...
October 4, 2018
Jeanne McCulloch opens up about the experiences behind her compelling, beautiful memoir, ALL HAPPY FAMILIES. She talks about the backdrop of the book - the house by the sea in the Hamptons - and how s...
October 2, 2018
Glynnis MacNicol, author of NO ONE TELLS YOU THIS, talks about the year she turned 40, her decision not to have children, the stress of the school run - even as an aunt!, dealing with her mother's dem...
September 27, 2018
EXPLICIT LANGUAGE! James Frey, the #1 best-selling author of A MILLION LITTLE PIECES, MY FRIEND LEONARD, BRIGHT SHINY MORNING, FINAL TESTAMENT OF THE HOLY BIBLE and many others, brings you his latest ...
September 25, 2018
Susie Orman Schnall, author of THE SUBWAY GIRLS, THE BALANCE PROJECT and ON GRACE, talks about work/life balance, careers, living in the moment and her writing habits. Her series of celebrity intervie...
September 20, 2018
Gail Honeyman, author of ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, talks all about her New York Times best-selling debut novel. Gail discusses loneliness vs. solitude, manicurists vs. dog groomers, alcohol...
September 18, 2018
Amy Blumenfeld talks about surviving childhood cancer and turning her experience into a novel, THE CAST, to help others. While this beautiful story is mostly about issues facing women and men in the 4...
September 13, 2018
Susan Verde, a self-identified author, mom and yogi, has written some of the most lyrically beautiful children's books -- that help adults with anxiety too! Simple, elegant and captivating, Susan's bo...
September 11, 2018
Lyss Stern, author of MOTHERHOOD IS A B#TCH, gives LYSS-eners 10 steps to save their sanity! Lyss's tongue-in-cheek, relatable, inspiring book made for fantastic conversation. The CEO and founder of ...
September 4, 2018
Listen to KJ Dell'Antonia tell it like it is in HOW TO BE A HAPPIER PARENT: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute. This first-person-narrative-meets-advice-book provides pr...
August 28, 2018
Listen as the hilarious Mara Altman talks about her book, GROSS ANATOMY: DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT AND BACK, which comes out today (August 21!!)! Mara discusses the ins and outs of chin hair, waxin...
August 21, 2018
Be prepared to cry. Listen to lawyer and writer, Jon Henes, as he discusses the devastating impact of his mother's Alzheimer's disease. His essays on Medium.com about it are deeply moving, beautiful a...
August 14, 2018
Listen in to this LIVE podcast from Author's Night, the East Hampton Library benefit, to fabulous Florence Fabricant, the uber-important food and wine writer and editor of the New York Times. She talk...
August 11, 2018
Listen in to this LIVE podcast from the East Hampton Library's Author's Night benefit!!! Legendary interior designer, Ellie Cullman, of firm Cullman & Kravis, talks about how she started her busin...
August 11, 2018
Rev. Lydia Sohn, a 30-something Southern California minister (who says she's "not that kind of minister"), wrote an article for Medium.com called "What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?" She interviewed h...
August 7, 2018
Rosie Walsh is making her US debut with GHOSTED, a novel set in Stroud, Gloucestershire, where she was raised. (It was actually called THE MAN WHO DIDN’T CALL when it came out in England.) A former ...
July 31, 2018
International best-selling author, Jill Santopolo, talks about writing THE LIGHT WE LOST, her strategies for crafting a successful book (short chapters!), how she writes anywhere and everywhere but al...
July 24, 2018
Jen Oliver is the Canada-based founder and CEO of FitMama, a movement empowering women to love their bodies while focusing on pre and post-natal care, even decades post-partum! The author of "The Love...
July 17, 2018
Chef, food stylist, author and instructor, Lauren Costello, shares some of her French Culinary Institute-trained well-earned tips from her books, "Notes on Cooking" and "The Competent Cook." One tip: ...
July 10, 2018
Elyssa Friedland is the author of two novels, LOVE AND MISS COMMUNICATION, and now THE INTERMISSION (released July 3, 2018!). Elyssa, a Yale and Columbia Law School grad, was a corporate lawyer before...
July 3, 2018
Pushcart Prize winner, Rebecca Makkai, talks about her latest novel, THE GREAT BELIEVERS, the story of a man facing the 1980s Chicago AIDS crisis as well as the story of a mother searching for her lo...
July 1, 2018
Wall Street Journal Contributor, Andrea Petersen, shares her research and personal experiences from her book, "On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety." She gives tips for how to raise less anxious childre...
June 26, 2018
Priscilla Gilman, author of "The Anti-Romantic Child" and former assistant English professor at Yale and Vassar, talks about raising her autistic son, coping with divorce, managing her career and find...
June 19, 2018
Courtney Maum, author of "Touch" and "I am Having So Much Fun Here Without You," talks about her unique professional path to becoming a writer (Corona party promoter in Paris!!), her meeting with a pr...
June 12, 2018
Poet and author extradordinaire, Kwame Alexander, speaks off the cuff about love, life and writing. A best-selling author and Newbery Award winner for "The Crossover," Kwame has written 25 books incl...
June 5, 2018
Allison Pataki, author of memoir, "Beauty in the Broken Places," and best-selling historical fiction books, "Sisi," "The Traitor's Wife" and "The Accidental Empress," shares her story of coping with h...
May 29, 2018
Aimee Molloy, author of instant best-seller and amazing novel/thriller, "The Perfect Mother," as well as several other non-fiction books, talks about managing the anxiety of new motherhood, mom "tribe...
May 24, 2018
Dylan Lauren talks about her love of color and candy, how she's raising her "twin"kies, fitting in her workouts, managing her retailtainment empire, writing her first book, how 9/11 affected the lau...
May 21, 2018
Novelist Caitlin Macy (pronounced "CaiSH-lin"), author of Mrs., Spoiled (Stories) and The Fundamentals of Play, talks about unspoken class distinctions, her own family's fall from wealth, what it tak...
May 17, 2018
Best-selling author, Dani Shapiro, author of nine amazing books (both memoirs and novels), talks about her secret to great writing, the app everyone needs to be productive, which sentence about her hu...
May 14, 2018
Jennifer Wallace, TV commentator and award-winning journalist for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and many women's magazines, discusses her recent WSJ article, "The Te...
May 10, 2018
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best-selling author, Charles Duhigg, shares his insightful research to help this mom change her habits and parent more effectively. Charles explains the brain's w...
May 7, 2018
Sarah Mlynowski, best-selling author of 35 books including the Upside Magic and Whatever After Young Adult series (ask any kids ages 8-14 and they'll know about them!), talks about magic, getting in...
May 3, 2018
Piper Weiss, author of You All Grow Up and Leave Me, recounts the chilling story of her experience with her former NYC tennis pro (and child stalker) Gary Wilensky. One of “Gary’s girls,” Piper ...
April 29, 2018
WARNING: BAD LANGUAGE!!!! DON'T LISTEN IN THE CAR WITH YOUR KIDS. Jill Kargman, author of multiple books plus creator/writer/star of "Odd Mom Out," speaks in her unique, hilarious, irreverent way abou...
April 26, 2018
Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity and Success After Baby, shares her own experiences (and relevant studies) about going back to work, trying ...
April 22, 2018
Sarika Chawla's article, "How I'm Raising My Kids to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food, Despite My Eating Disorder," from the Washington Post's On Parenting section, outlines her experiences and ...
April 19, 2018
Cristina Alger discusses what it's like to be a native New Yorker (including what types of girl "friends" to watch out for), parenting and writing through loss and hardship, and how she achieved such...
April 16, 2018
Dan Lotti, singer/songwriter of amazing band, Dangermuffin, talks about his writing journey, his inspiration and his family. 
April 13, 2018
Andre Agassi speaks candidly about his tennis career, fatherhood, pushing through pain, writing to make sense of his life, changing education, addressing dyslexia, and finding true meaning through hi...
April 10, 2018
Lea Carpenter speaks candidly about the behind-the-scenes of her book, Eleven Days, published by Knopf, her path as a writer and editor, the military, and how she became a warrior mom herself. 
April 6, 2018
Starting the Movement to Just Be a Mom And Not a Family Management Exec
March 31, 2018