154 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 • 4.7K 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.

    This is Where You Belong

    This is Where You Belong

    Kristen & Jolenta live by This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick. As they wrap a season focusing on hearth & home, will this book help them reignite an excitement for home? 

    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 [facebook.com]

    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 [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], and Windows & HP [windows.com/HP [windows.com]]

    Check out Kristen's other podcasts!The Pursuit of Happier on Knowablehttps://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi]

    Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844 [podcasts.apple.com]

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 [podcasts.apple.com]

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min
    Epilogue: Martha Stewart Entertaining

    Epilogue: Martha Stewart Entertaining

    Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about Entertaining by Martha Stewart

    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 [facebook.com]

    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 [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], and Windows & HP [windows.com/HP [windows.com]]

    Check out Kristen's other podcasts!The Pursuit of Happier on Knowablehttps://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi]

    Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844 [podcasts.apple.com]

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 [podcasts.apple.com]

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    Martha Stewart Entertaining

    Martha Stewart Entertaining

    Kristen & Jolenta live by Entertaining by Martha Stewart. Will it be everything they dream it can be? 

    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 [facebook.com]

    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 [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], and Windows & HP [windows.com/HP [windows.com]]

    Check out Kristen's other podcasts!The Pursuit of Happier on Knowablehttps://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi]

    Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844 [podcasts.apple.com]

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 [podcasts.apple.com]

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    Epilogue: The House Witch

    Epilogue: The House Witch

    Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about The House Witch by Arin Hiscock-Murphy

    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 [facebook.com]

    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 [podcasts.apple.com]

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 [podcasts.apple.com]


    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], Sanvello [sanvello.com/btb], Bona [bona.com/antibac], and Jelmar CLR [https://clrbrands.com/]

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    The House Witch

    The House Witch

    Kristen & Jolenta live by The House Witch by Arin Hiscock-Murphy. Will they find themselves living their own version of Practical Magic? Let's find out. 

    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 [facebook.com]

    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 [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], and Windows & HP [windows.com/HP [windows.com]]

    Check out Kristen's other podcasts!The Pursuit of Happier on Knowablehttps://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi]

    Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844 [podcasts.apple.com]

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 [podcasts.apple.com]

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    Epilogue: 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food

    Epilogue: 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food

    Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Meals by Jamie Oliver

    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 [facebook.com]

    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 [podcasts.apple.com]

    Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 [podcasts.apple.com]


    This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], Sanvello [sanvello.com/btb], Bona [bona.com/antibac], and Jelmar CLR [https://clrbrands.com/]

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K Ratings

AnnaRebecka ,

Love this podcast!

I don’t always agree with Kristen and Jolenta but this podcast is entertaining, quirky and fun! If you love books, you will also enjoy how they discuss the layout and organization of the various books. Highly recommend!

Jess.Bax! ,

Love!

I have been listening for a little over a year now and I love it! They are real with their reviews and very relatable! Its so fun hearing about their lives, very real and totally adorable partnerships. Also growing up in an AZ suburb it’s interesting to hear about the east coast and hear about things from a different perspective as i have never been to the east coast. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to read self help books but feel overwhelmed. Thanks a lot!!

pmcfm ,

So good!

I appreciate their honesty, vulnerability, humor, cultural awareness, and kindness. One of my favorite podcasts!

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