192 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
    • 4.6 • 4.9K 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: Spencer Pratt on Being Famous

    Bonus: Spencer Pratt on Being Famous

    Kristen and Jolenta talk to Spencer Pratt about being famous.

    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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    • 27 min
    Bonus: The Secret Life of a Celebrity Ghostwriter

    Bonus: The Secret Life of a Celebrity Ghostwriter

    Kristen and Jolenta talk to Tracey Lewis-Giggetts about being a celebrity ghostwriter.

    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.

    • 33 min
    Bonus: The Worst Celebrity Self-Help Books

    Bonus: The Worst Celebrity Self-Help Books

    Kristen and Jolenta talk to This Is Critical host Virginia Heffernan about the worst celebrity self-help books.

    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
    Bonus: Are All Celebrity Memoirs Really Self-Help?

    Bonus: Are All Celebrity Memoirs Really Self-Help?

    Kristen and Jolenta talk to comedy writer and Celebrity Book Club host Chelsea Devantez about her favorite books by celebrities — self-help or not!

    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
    Booktober: You Choose The Books We Live By!

    Booktober: You Choose The Books We Live By!

    Kristen and Jolenta have a special announcement about next season!

    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.

    • 7 min
    Bonus: Should Celebrities Talk About Tough Issues?

    Bonus: Should Celebrities Talk About Tough Issues?

    Kristen and Jolenta talk to Celeste Headlee about whether celebrities should speak up about social issues.

    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.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

Lee_1126 ,

Love, love, love it!

Kristen and Jolenta are funny, smart, and so very entertaining. I’m smiling most of the time I’m listening. Can’t wait for the new season to start!

unhappy borrower ,

Love it

Overall a very enjoyable podcast!

emilyjane337 ,

Comfort and Challenge

Not to be toooo weird, but Kristen and Jolenta feel like companions to me. This is the first podcast I really got into, and recently I caught up again (been a wild year+ for us all) and have felt so much comfort as I’m going through a lot of life changes/depression right now. I appreciate that they provide this light as well as challenge us to think critically about all the important things. Thank y’all!!

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