187 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: Celeste Headlee

    Bonus: Celeste Headlee

    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
    Bonus: Emma Gray and Claire Fallon

    Bonus: Emma Gray and Claire Fallon

    Kristen and Jolenta talk to Love to See It's Emma Gray and Claire Fallon about who is (and is not) a real celebrity.

    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.

    • 36 min
    Bonus: Gretchen Rubin

    Bonus: Gretchen Rubin

    Kristen and Jolenta talk to writer Gretchen Rubin about the best advice she’s received from celebrities.

    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.

    • 35 min
    Bonus: Trysh Travis

    Bonus: Trysh Travis

    Kristen and Jolenta talk to cultural and literary historian Trysh Travis about the development of celebrity self-help.

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 52 min
    Bonus: Season Eight Wrap-Up

    Bonus: Season Eight Wrap-Up

    The ladies reflect on the latest season! Do Kristen and Jolenta have any new revelations since living by the star-studded books of Season 8? What stuck and what was pure torture?

    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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min
    Epilogue: I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight, by Margaret Cho

    Epilogue: I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight, by Margaret Cho

    Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight, by Margaret Cho.

    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.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

tingakiyoshi ,

So good!

This is one of my favorite podcasts. Kristen and Jolenta are the perfect combination, truly good people, and someone you would want as your best friend. Keep it coming!

H shouldice ,

Love it!

Kristen and Jolenta are the best!

EgMOXrs5 ,

Very insightful, funny, candid podcast

As someone who doesn’t necessarily enjoy self help books, this podcast makes it so fun to listen to how they implement the advice in the books they choose. Very witty, funny, yet realistic and insightful!

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