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Zibby Owens, author, podcaster, publisher, and mother of four, conducts warm, inquisitive interviews with authors on this award-winning, widely heralded literary podcast. Zibby, dubbed "NYC's Most Important Book-fluencer" by Vulture, is a regular books columnist for Good Morning America. Launched in 2018, Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books has been downloaded millions of times and has spawned two anthologies, an online magazine, a virtual book club, and a publishing house. Learn more at zibbyowens.com.
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Zibby Owens, author, podcaster, publisher, and mother of four, conducts warm, inquisitive interviews with authors on this award-winning, widely heralded literary podcast. Zibby, dubbed "NYC's Most Important Book-fluencer" by Vulture, is a regular books columnist for Good Morning America. Launched in 2018, Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books has been downloaded millions of times and has spawned two anthologies, an online magazine, a virtual book club, and a publishing house. Learn more at zibbyowens.com.
Follow Zibby on Instagram here. Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. Feedback?! Love the show? Email info@zibbyowens.com. Please rate and review!
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    Gabrielle Zevin, TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW: A Novel

    Gabrielle Zevin, TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW: A Novel

    Zibby interviews New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Zevin about Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, a sweeping new novel about love, fame, joy, and tragedy as experienced by brilliant videogame designers and lifelong friends Sam and Sadie. After a quick chat about the iconic game MASH and the Marie Kondo phenomenon, Gabrielle discusses her story’s most striking elements, from Sam’s struggles with chronic pain to Sadie’s abusive relationship with an older professor.
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    • 30 min
    Terrence Real, US: Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship

    Terrence Real, US: Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship

    Guest host Allison Pataki speaks to bestselling author and renowned marriage and family counselor Terry Real about Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling relationship guidebook that critiques toxic individualism and teaches compassion and collaboration. Terry shares several real client stories to illustrate relational mindfulness, thinking individualistically vs. relationally, trauma triggers, and the inner child. He also shares how he handles his own fights with his wife and hints at his upcoming documentary!
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    • 23 min
    Cecily Wong, KALEIDOSCOPE: A Novel

    Cecily Wong, KALEIDOSCOPE: A Novel

    Zibby is joined by New York Times bestselling author Cecily Wong to discuss Kaleidoscope, a beautifully-crafted and expertly fragmented novel about sisterhood, ambition, travel, and grief. Cecily talks about her characters’ experiences with reinvention, the power of an unexpected twist, and her stunning book cover. She also reveals her favorite books, her unorthodox journey to becoming an author, and what it’s been like to write with an 18-month-old baby.
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    • 24 min
    Caitlin Macy, A BLIND CORNER

    Caitlin Macy, A BLIND CORNER

    Guest host Julianna Goldman speaks to award-winning author Caitlin Macy about A Blind Corner, a sharp and playful collection of short stories about pride, privilege, uncomfortable truths, and ill-fated good intentions. Caitlin talks about her writing and publishing process (her editor was expecting a novel!) and the real-life details that inspired the stories. She also discusses her fascinating Wall Street Journal article about performative social media, emojis, teenagers, and the mental health crisis.
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    • 29 min
    Emiko Jean, MIKA IN REAL LIFE: A Novel

    Emiko Jean, MIKA IN REAL LIFE: A Novel

    Guest host Alisha Fernandez Miranda is joined by New York Times bestselling author and repeat MDHTTRB guest Emiko Jean to discuss Mika in Real Life, a hilarious and utterly heartwarming novel about motherhood, intergenerational trauma, and second chances. Mika discusses tackling adult fiction for the first time and the evolution of her writing process (from pantser to plotter!). She also talks about how cathartic and empowering it is to put parts of herself in her Japanese-American characters.
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    • 22 min
    Jill Bialosky, THE DECEPTIONS: A Novel

    Jill Bialosky, THE DECEPTIONS: A Novel

    Zibby interviews New York Times bestselling author Jill Bialosky about The Deceptions, an urgent and thought-provoking tale of love, desire, motherhood, and art. Jill discusses her love of poetry and the gut-wrenching memoir she wrote about her sister’s suicide, which is being re-issued on its 10th anniversary and has completely changed her relationship with life. She also talks about her decades-long career at Norton (she is now an executive editor and vice president!) and the books she recently edited that she is very excited about.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
441 Ratings

441 Ratings

M. Vandehey ,

Love this podcast

I read Zibby’s book and started listening to this podcast after. Her guests are great and it’s fun to hear the books from the authors point of view. Keep up the great work!

timepanda ,

Despicable

Your family is shameless and disgusting. Your father has single contributed to the decline of our county and increased inequality an a massive scale whole you’ve reaped the benefits and been allowed to live a charmed life. Thank god your a “bookfluencer” pay your dues and start contributing to society you leach

Ocean tides 55 ,

Listen to Zibby !

She’s so kind and generous with her time . She wakes up early like me and answers all your emails or comments . What a rockstar ! So glad I read her book and discovered this wonderful podcast . Well worth your precious time ! Go Zibby !!!

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