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Whether you're a big juicy book worm or you want to include more reading into your life, the podcast book club is the place. Read the book club selections then join Jessie Stephens and a host of her Mamamia guests as they dive between the pages of some brilliant, (and not so brilliant) reads. Should you recommend it to a friend or forget it ever happened? Listen in as we debate the works.

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Whether you're a big juicy book worm or you want to include more reading into your life, the podcast book club is the place. Read the book club selections then join Jessie Stephens and a host of her Mamamia guests as they dive between the pages of some brilliant, (and not so brilliant) reads. Should you recommend it to a friend or forget it ever happened? Listen in as we debate the works.

    Book Club Is Back!

    Book Club Is Back!

    Book Club is back! Each month our new host, Mamamia writer Billi FitzSimons, will be joined by two Mamamia writers to discuss the books you can’t put down right now.

    This season of Book Club is available exclusively to MPlus members. To join, head to mamamia.com.au/mplus. 

    If you want a head start, our first three books are as follows...
    The Survivors by Jane Harper
    Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
    A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu

    As well as access to our new Chatterbox function - where you can chat everything books and reading with Mamamia staff and guests - members receive 10% off all books purchased at Booktopia.

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

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    • 1 min
    BONUS: Out Loud's Best Books To Read This Summer

    BONUS: Out Loud's Best Books To Read This Summer

    Dropping into your feed in 2021 with a bonus ep from Mamamia Out Loud.

    After a year many of us struggled to find the energy and attention span for a lot of reading, Holly, Jessie and Mia are here with the page-turners you won't be able to put down in 2021...

    From big hits to an old classic, and even one from our very own, here is your definitive list of book recommendations to read this summer, into the rest of 2021 and beyond.

    THE END BITS 
    Books mentioned:

    The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

    Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld 

    Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

    I Give My Marriage a Year by Holly Wainwright 

    Below Deck by Sophie Hardcastle 

    My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell 

    Phosphorescence by Julia Baird

    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

    Untamed by Glennon Doyle

    Darkness Visible by William Styron

    Follow us on Instagram @MamamiaOutLoud 

    CREDITS

    Hosts: Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Jessie Stephens

    Producer: Emma Gillespie 

    CONTACT US

    Via our PodPhone on 02 8999 9386

    Via our email at outloud@mamamia.com.au 

    Via our Outlouders Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/groups/329632330777506/

    Mamamia Out Loud is a podcast by Mamamia https://www.mamamia.com.au/author/mamamiaoutloud/

     

     

     

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    • 19 min
    Introducing Lady Startup Stories: Sally Hepworth Wrote A Book That Wasn't Good Enough

    Introducing Lady Startup Stories: Sally Hepworth Wrote A Book That Wasn't Good Enough

    Hey! We're just popping into your feed to share an awesome episode of Lady Startup Stories with you - the podcast where Mia Freedman interviews female founders about the highs and lows of running their own business.

    This episode features Sally Hepworth. Sally is an author, a mother, a wife, and the primary breadwinner for her family.

    From the outside, Sally’s business is successful. Amy Poehler has even optioned the rights to turn one of her books into a TV show. 

    But last year, Sally was told that the book she was writing wasn’t good enough, which meant she had no income for a year. 

    So she had to adapt and this is how she did it. 

    This episode of Lady Startup Stories is brought to you by GoDaddy. The place to go to get your business idea online.

    Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/

    Want insider tips and tricks for your business direct from Mia Freedman each week? Get the free Lady Startup newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com.au/

    Want to help lift other women higher and maybe get a boost for your biz? Follow us on Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups/

    Looking for a community of kickass Lady Startups (and other women who want to start businesses)? We have a free one for you right here... https://www.facebook.com/ladystartups/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman, co-founder of Mamamia and founder of Lady Startup

    Guests: Sally Hepworth

    You can buy Sally's books here - https://www.sallyhepworthauthor.com/.


    Producers: Leah Porges and Samantha McDonald

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    • 36 min
    Gloria Steinem Knows The Truth Will Piss You Off

    Gloria Steinem Knows The Truth Will Piss You Off

    It was Gloria Steinem who said, “The truth will set you free… but first it will piss you off.”

    Now, 62 years since she wrote her first book, ‘The Thousand Indias’, Steinem has published a book of her most iconic quotes.

    “Without leaps of imagination” she once wrote, “or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

    And then there was, “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.”

    Now 85, Steinem is the author of eight books, and best known as one of the most effective and admired spokespeople of the American feminist movement. 

    So, what is she currently pissed off about? And has the world actually changed that much since feminism challenged everything?

    Remember, this is a Book Club, so we're assuming if you're listening you've read the book.  That means there will be spoilers, so if you haven't read it, grab a copy, get reading and join us after you've turned the last page.  We'll be right here waiting for you!

    Come join our Book Club Facebook group here.

    You can buy Gloria Steinem's books on Apple Books at apple.co/mamamia

    Your host is Jessie Stephens. 

    Leah Porges is the producer of Mamamia Book Club. 

    You can call Jessie and Leah on 02 8999 9386. 

    Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to get this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

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    • 35 min
    Paullina Simons: What Makes The Perfect Love Story

    Paullina Simons: What Makes The Perfect Love Story

    Ask a woman to name her favourite book of all time, and many, without skipping a beat, will tell you it’s The Bronze Horseman. 

    Often referred to as one of the greatest love stories of all time, The Bronze Horseman is set in Leningrad, upon the backdrop of World War II. As Hitler’s armies encroach on the Russian city, Tatiana, nearly 17, meets, Alexander, and their relationship begins to develop. 

    When Paullina Simons was writing the novel, she prayed that someone else would feel just half of what she felt while writing it. No doubt, they did.

    Selling more than 400,000 copies in Australia alone, Simons’ book, and the subsequent series, have become a cult classic. 

    So where did the idea for The Bronze Horseman come from? And is Tatiana based on anyone specifically? And, as corny as it sounds, how do you write a book that finds its way into the hearts of people all over the world? 

    Remember, this is a Book Club, so we're assuming if you're listening you've read the book.  That means there will be spoilers, so if you haven't read it, grab a copy, get reading and join us after you've turned the last page.  We'll be right here waiting for you!

    Come join our Book Club Facebook group here.

    You can buy Paullina Simons' books on Apple Books at apple.co/mamamia

    Your host is Jessie Stephens. 

    Leah Porges is the producer of Mamamia Book Club. 

    You can call Jessie and Leah on 02 8999 9386. 

    Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to get this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min
    Peter FitzSimons Knows How To Write A Bestseller

    Peter FitzSimons Knows How To Write A Bestseller

    Peter FitzSimons is one of Australia’s best selling non-fiction authors of the last 20 years. With no less than 36 published works to his name, FitzSimons is also one of the countries most popular columnists and after-dinner speakers. 

    In 2011, FitzSimons was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to literature, and his significant community contributions to conservation, disability care, social welfare and sport. 

    But despite how busy he is, FitzSimons endeavours to write a book a year - something he has managed to do for at least the last decade. 

    Host Jessie Stephens chats to FitzSimons about what makes a great story, why he’d never write fiction and how he manages to write a book a year. 

    Remember, this is a Book Club, so we're assuming if you're listening you've read the book.  That means there will be spoilers, so if you haven't read it, grab a copy, get reading and join us after you've turned the last page.  We'll be right here waiting for you!

    If this podcast has raised any issues for you or someone you know, please contact Lifeline 13 11 14 for support.

    Come join our Book Club Facebook group here.

    You can buy Peter FitzSimons' books on Apple Books at apple.co/mamamia

    Your host is Jessie Stephens. 

    Leah Porges is the producer of Mamamia Book Club. 

    You can call Jessie and Leah on 02 8999 9386. 

    Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to get this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min

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