168 episodes

Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.

By The Book Stitcher

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 232 Ratings

Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.

    Epilogue: Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever: The Making of a Happy Woman, by Judge Judith Sheindlin

    Epilogue: Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever: The Making of a Happy Woman, by Judge Judith Sheindlin

    Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever: The Making of a Happy Woman, by Judge Judith Sheindlin.

    Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/listentobythebook

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com].

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [podcasts.apple.com], or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod.

    And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687

    To get By the Book merch, head over to PodSwag.com: https://www.podswag.com/collections/by-the-book

    Check out Kristen's other podcasts! The Pursuit of Happier on Knowable https://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi]

    Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193



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    • 35 min
    Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever: The Making of a Happy Woman, by Judge Judith Sheindlin

    Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever: The Making of a Happy Woman, by Judge Judith Sheindlin

    Kristen & Jolenta live by Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever: The Making of a Happy Woman, by Judge Judith Sheindlin. Will they learn what it takes to be the star of their own adventure?

    Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/listentobythebook

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com].

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [podcasts.apple.com], or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod.

    And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687

    To get By the Book merch, head over to PodSwag.com: https://www.podswag.com/collections/by-the-book

    Check out Kristen's other podcasts! The Pursuit of Happier on Knowable https://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi]

    Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    Epilogue: Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You, by Dolly Parto‪n

    Epilogue: Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You, by Dolly Parto‪n

    Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You, by Dolly Parto‪n.

    Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/listentobythebook

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com].

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [podcasts.apple.com], or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod.

    And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687

    To get By the Book merch, head over to PodSwag.com: https://www.podswag.com/collections/by-the-book

    Check out Kristen's other podcasts! The Pursuit of Happier on Knowable https://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi]

    Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You, by Dolly Parton

    Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You, by Dolly Parton

    Kristen and Jolenta are back with season 8, this time exploring celebrity self-help books! To kick things off, they're living by Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You by singer, songwriter, and superstar Dolly Parton.

    Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/listentobythebook

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com].

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [podcasts.apple.com], or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod.

    And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687

    To get By the Book merch, head over to PodSwag.com: https://www.podswag.com/collections/by-the-book

    Check out Kristen's other podcasts! The Pursuit of Happier on Knowable https://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi]

    Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 49 min
    Bonus: Ask Us Anything

    Bonus: Ask Us Anything

    Kristen & Jolenta answer all your burning questions, addressing everything from their least favorite self-help books to unconventional celebrity crushes.

    Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/listentobythebook

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com].

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [podcasts.apple.com], or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod.

    And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687

    To get By the Book merch, head over to PodSwag.com: https://www.podswag.com/collections/by-the-book

    Check out Kristen's other podcasts! The Pursuit of Happier on Knowable https://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi]

    Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    A Message from Kristen on Meghan, Harry and Oprah

    A Message from Kristen on Meghan, Harry and Oprah

    A quick message from By the Book's Kristen Meinzer on Meghan, Harry and Oprah. Check out the episode here. Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen is available on Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

    Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/listentobythebook

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

katie_8e_8e ,

In the words of Dolly Parton

I will always love you! Thanks for a great podcast that keeps on giving 💕

Pumpener ,

Thank you

As a self development nut i don't have time to waste on lame books that don't get me where i want to go, so thanks to these ladies i know what is worth reading and what kind of methods are powerful. They are so funny and relatable- always a great listen. I wish them both great success.

Kelsbells63 ,

Thanks for a great show!

Hi ladies, love your show, thanks for all the work you put in and the candid stories about yourselves and your lives too. I’ve been a listener to this show for about a year now I guess, I’m just now up to date having listened to all back episodes and I’m happy/sad about this fact, loved always having a BTB episode in my library waiting to be listened too but now have to wait until next one is released. Anyway love it and keep up the good work. Most recent season with input from Prof Travis was great too.

Thanks again and look forward to more =)

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