154 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
    • 4.5 • 15 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.

    This is Where You Belong

    This is Where You Belong

    Kristen & Jolenta live by This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick. As they wrap a season focusing on hearth & home, will this book help them reignite an excitement for home? 

    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 [facebook.com]

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

    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], and Windows & HP [windows.com/HP [windows.com]]

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

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

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min
    Epilogue: Martha Stewart Entertaining

    Epilogue: Martha Stewart Entertaining

    Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about Entertaining by Martha Stewart

    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 [facebook.com]

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

    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], and Windows & HP [windows.com/HP [windows.com]]

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

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

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    Martha Stewart Entertaining

    Martha Stewart Entertaining

    Kristen & Jolenta live by Entertaining by Martha Stewart. Will it be everything they dream it can be? 

    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 [facebook.com]

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

    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], and Windows & HP [windows.com/HP [windows.com]]

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

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

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    Epilogue: The House Witch

    Epilogue: The House Witch

    Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about The House Witch by Arin Hiscock-Murphy

    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 [facebook.com]

    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 [podcasts.apple.com]

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 [podcasts.apple.com]


    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], Sanvello [sanvello.com/btb], Bona [bona.com/antibac], and Jelmar CLR [https://clrbrands.com/]

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    The House Witch

    The House Witch

    Kristen & Jolenta live by The House Witch by Arin Hiscock-Murphy. Will they find themselves living their own version of Practical Magic? Let's find out. 

    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 [facebook.com]

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

    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], and Windows & HP [windows.com/HP [windows.com]]

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

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

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    Epilogue: 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food

    Epilogue: 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food

    Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Meals by Jamie Oliver

    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 [facebook.com]

    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 [podcasts.apple.com]

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 [podcasts.apple.com]


    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], Sanvello [sanvello.com/btb], Bona [bona.com/antibac], and Jelmar CLR [https://clrbrands.com/]

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Barada.MC ,

Funny, inspiring and full of humanity

I’ve listened to season 1 & 2, and this gets better and better. The two hosts work well together, and find the humour in the situation.
Highly recommend it.

C.Ol. ,

So bad...

Most of their book reviews boil down to "the white male author didn't write enough about his privilege", and they're so obsessed with this that they can't get past it. They misunderstand the message of most books, then criticize them on those points. One of the hosts keeps bringing up the "as a woman of color" card as if Japanese women were discriminated against in the U.S. in this day and age.
I hate the word "snowflake", but I have to admit it describes both hosts pretty perfectly. They really have a chip on their shoulders.

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