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Writer Zibby Owens, an NYC-based mom of four, talks to other writers about their work.

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books Zibby Owens

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    • 4.8, 414 Ratings

Writer Zibby Owens, an NYC-based mom of four, talks to other writers about their work.

    Caroline Leavitt, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

    Caroline Leavitt, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

    Caroline Leavitt is a New York Times best-selling author of twelve novels. She told Zibby about the inspiration for her latest book: her own survival of a rare blood disease, being put into a coma, and coping with that alternate universe.

    • 34 min
    André Leon Talley, THE CHIFFON TRENCHES

    André Leon Talley, THE CHIFFON TRENCHES

    After this episode, Zibby wanted to give André Leon Talley a hug. He was Anna Wintour’s indomitable right-hand-man at Vogue for decades, but in this memoir, André revealed his serial sexual abuse as a young boy and his chronic eating disorder. He has so many poignant memories and extraordinary stories that he’s already at work on his next book. 

    • 35 min
    Sophie Mackintosh, BLUE TICKET

    Sophie Mackintosh, BLUE TICKET

    Sophie Mackintosh tells Zibby about her inspiration for Blue Ticket: spending her whole life feeling absolutely certain that she didn't want to have children until one day a switch flipped. Originally conceived as a horror novel, Sophie decided to explore the themes of motherhood and social expectation through this dystopian book.

    • 21 min
    Lara Prescott, THE SECRETS WE KEPT

    Lara Prescott, THE SECRETS WE KEPT

    Lara Prescott's debut novel was an instant New York Times best seller. Lara's mom thinks it's fate that she wrote The Secrets We Kept, a work of historical fiction based on the true story behind Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, because Lara was named after the heroine in that book! 

    • 25 min
    Sophie Heawood, THE HUNGOVER GAMES

    Sophie Heawood, THE HUNGOVER GAMES

    Sophie Heawood is every bit as funny, raw, and honest as her memoir. She talks to Zibby about trading a rock-and-roll lifestyle for unexpected single motherhood and her story of growing up with her daughter. 

    • 22 min
    Jodie Patterson, THE BOLD WORLD

    Jodie Patterson, THE BOLD WORLD

    Jodie Patterson's memoir quickly became one of Zibby's 2020 - and all time - favorites. Listen to conversation for standout insight on transformation, blended families, and more. "We have to discuss and debate with decorum and then shoot some basketball together at the end of the day" perfectly encapsulates Jodie's brand of brilliant advice. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
414 Ratings

414 Ratings

Jane L. Rosen ,

Delightful

Nothing I love more than reading a book and diving into the authors mind with Zibby Owen. A whole added dimension to reading. Bravo!!!

What's not 2 love? ,

Love Zibby's podcast!

Zibby introduces me to new authors I wouldn't have discovered on my own. And she asks the questions I would want to ask too!

Averyanne83423 ,

Love this podcast!!

Zibby is a gem and I love starting my day with her podcasts. As an author I love hearing about other creators’ journeys! Would recommend 100%!

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