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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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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.

    Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints

    Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints

    Kristen and Jolenta continue their jaunt through self-help history. This week, the ladies dig into the 1960s with Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints. Will Jolenta be the hostess with the leastess? Will Kristen succeed in the kitchen without setting foot in the kitchen?

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is currently available for pre-order.

    Come out to their book launch party, at The Strand bookstore in New York City on Friday, March 20 at 7 pm. Get tickets on The Strand website here.

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, 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:

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    And a big thanks to this week's sponsors:

     

    Magic Spoon, a guilt-free cereal. Go to magicspoon.com/BTB and use promo code BTB at checkout to get free shipping.

     

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    • 38 min
    Epilogue: The Power of Positive Thinking

    Epilogue: The Power of Positive Thinking

    Kristen and Jolenta dive into listener feedback about The Power of Positive Thinking. Plus, they call up Trysh Travis, cultural and literary historian in the Center for Women’s Studies at the University of Florida. Trysh helps the ladies put the book into historical context by explaining the aspirations and anxieties of readers in the 1950s. To learn more about Trysh’s research, head here. 

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is currently available for pre-order.

    Come out to their book launch party, at The Strand bookstore in New York City on Friday, March 20 at 7 pm. Get tickets on The Strand website here.

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, 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

     

    And a big thanks to this week's sponsors:

     

    Better Help, online counseling that is accessible, affordable and convenient. Go to betterhelp.com/btb to get 10% off your first month.

     

    Zola, the home of all things wedding. Sign up at ZOLA.com/btb today to get your FREE personalized paper samples. Then use code SAVE50 to get 50% off save the dates.

    Squarespace, the all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Head to Squarespace.com/BYTHEBOOK for a free trial. And when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code BYTHEBOOK to save 10% off of your first purchase of a website or domain.

    • 25 min
    The Power of Positive Thinking

    The Power of Positive Thinking

    Kristen and Jolenta continue their journey of living by a classic self-help book from each decade. This week, they live by the international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. Will Jolenta learn how to pray? Will Kristen learn to trust that things will work out?

     

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is currently available for pre-order.

     

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, 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

     

    And a big thanks to this week's sponsors:

     

    Modcloth, fashion that celebrates all women. To get 15% off off your purchase of $100 or more, go to ModCloth.com and enter code BYTHEBOOK at checkout.

     

    Better Help, online counseling that is accessible, affordable and convenient. Go to betterhelp.com/btb to get 10% off your first month.

     

    Candid, the clear alternative to braces. Head to CandidCo.com/bythebook and use code BYTHEBOOK at checkout to get $75 off 

     

    Magic Spoon, a guilt-free cereal. Go to magicspoon.com/BTB and use promo code BTB at checkout to get free shipping.

    • 47 min
    Epilogue: On Being A Real Person

    Epilogue: On Being A Real Person

    Kristen and Jolenta dive into listener feedback about The Power of Positive Thinking. Plus, they call up Trysh Travis, cultural and literary historian in the Center for Women’s Studies at the University of Florida. Trysh puts the book into historical context by sharing the aspirations and anxieties of readers in the 1950s. To learn more about Trysh’s research, head here. 

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is currently available for pre-order.

     

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, 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

     

    And a big thanks to this week's sponsors:

     

    The RealReal, authenticated luxury consignment. Get 20% off with the promo REAL at TheRealReal.com.

     

    Rothy’s, everyday shoes for life on the go. Head to Rothys.com/btb to check out the styles. 


    Better Help, online counseling that is accessible, affordable and convenient. Go to betterhelp.com/btb to get 10% off your first month.

    • 28 min
    On Being A Real Person

    On Being A Real Person

    Kristen and Jolenta continue their romp through self-help history by living by On Being A Real Person by Harry Emerson Fosdick. Will Jolenta accept herself? Will Kristen let go of her ego?

     

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is currently available for pre-order.

     

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, 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

     

    And a big thanks to this week's sponsors:

     

    Better Help, online counseling that is accessible, affordable and convenient. Go to betterhelp.com/btb to get 10% off your first month.

     

    Daily Harvest, an organic food delivery service. Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code BYTHEBOOK to get $25 dollars off your first box.

     

    Squarespace, the all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Head to

    Squarespace.com/BYTHEBOOK for a free trial. And when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code BYTHEBOOK to save 10% off of your first purchase of a website or domain. 

     

    Simple Contacts, the most convenient way to renew your contact lens prescription. Get $20 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/bythebook20 or enter code BYTHEBOOK20 at checkout.

     

    Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service.  Head to StitchFix.com/btb to get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box. 

     

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    • 52 min
    Epilogue: How to Win Friends and Influence People

    Epilogue: How to Win Friends and Influence People

     

    The ladies respond to listener voicemails and emails about How to Win Friends and Influence People. Plus, they learn about the history of self-help with Trysh Travis, cultural and literary historian in the Center for Women’s Studies at the University of Florida. To learn more about Trysh’s research, head here. 

     

    Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is currently available for pre-order.

     

    You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's new show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, 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

     

    And a big thanks to this week's sponsors:

     

    Hallmark, the biggest selection of greeting cards. Visit Hallmark.com/btb to shop a wide variety of birthday cards. Use promo code BTB to get 20% off your card purchase.

     

    Berning in Hell, the podcast where host Hannah Berner gets her guests to open up about their own personal hell. 

     

    Zola, the home of all things wedding. Sign up at ZOLA.com/btb today to get your FREE personalized paper samples. Then use code SAVE50 to get 50% off save the dates.

     

    Quip, the electric toothbrush that makes brushing your teeth simple and affordable. Go to getquip.com/bythebook to get your first refill pack for free with a Quip electric toothbrush.


    Better Help, online counseling that is accessible, affordable and convenient. Go to betterhelp.com/btb to get 10% off your first month.

    • 25 min

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