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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.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 16 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.

    Bonus Episode: Celeste Headlee Wants You to Do Less

    Bonus Episode: Celeste Headlee Wants You to Do Less

    Renaissance woman Celeste Headlee joins Kristen for a conversation that should make you feel better about being at home. 

     

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

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new 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

    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com], Tempest [tempest.com], Behr Express [behr.com\express] and Candid Co [candidco.com/bythebook]

    • 34 min
    Introducing Servant of Pod!

    Introducing Servant of Pod!

    Hello By the Book fans! Today we'd like to introduce you to a new show from Hot Pod's Nick Quah & LAist Studios. Please enjoy this sample of Servant of Pod. 

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    • 35 min
    Bonus Episode: Jane Marie Joins!

    Bonus Episode: Jane Marie Joins!

    Jane Marie, host of The Dream, joins Kristen and Jolenta to chat about where MLMs, self-help, and wellness collide. 

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

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new 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

    This episode is brought to you by: Truly Grass Fed [TrulyGrassFed.com], BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb], Olay [olay.com], Rothy’s [ Rothys.com/btb], OMGYes [omgyes.com/BTB], Ivory [https://ivory.com/] and Sumizeit [https://sumizeit.com/]

    • 35 min
    A Brief Message from Jolenta (and Kristen)

    A Brief Message from Jolenta (and Kristen)

    Jolenta shares a brief message on behalf of her and Kristen about the book "Next Level Basic."

    • 1 min
    Bonus Episode: Nora Tells EVERYTHING

    Bonus Episode: Nora Tells EVERYTHING

    Super producer Nora joins Kristen and Jolenta to tell all and everyone tells so much more than expected! (This bonus episode was recorded before COVID sheltering in place began.) 

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

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new 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

    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb], Olay [olay.com], Rothy’s [ Rothys.com/btb], OMGYes [omgyes.com/BTB], Ivory [https://ivory.com/] and Sumizeit [https://sumizeit.com/]

    • 25 min
    Bonus Episode: The Husbands Return!

    Bonus Episode: The Husbands Return!

    Dean and Brad join Kristen and Jolenta in the studio to answer your listener questions about living by the decades! (This bonus episode was recorded before COVID sheltering in place began.) 

     

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

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new 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

    This episode is brought to you by: Everplate [everyplate.com], BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb], Olay [olay.com], Rothy’s [ Rothys.com/btb], Betty Crocker [bettycrocker.com], OMGYes [omgyes.com/BTB], and CLR [clrbrands.com]

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

menadeva ,

Makes my Thursday happy

Kristen and Jolenta always make me laugh out loud, smile and think about life, and the world we live in.

It’s light, funny and yet deep and dare I say life changing... yes I think I do. :)

Perseus2017 ,

Reading selfhelp books by proxy - what a concept!

This show is funny, inspirational and can save you a lot of time. It's like listening to some of your best friends assessing a book they've just finished reading. Should you read it, too? You can decide for yourself afterwards.

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