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Zibby is an author, publisher, indie bookstore owner, CEO and Founder of Zibby Media, and a mother of four. Zibby launched her whole second career (after staying home with the kids for 11 years) with this personal, conversational, literary podcast. Now downloaded over 10 million times, Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books has consistently been in the top 200 on the Apple Arts charts and is a must-listen for the bookish set. It even won the prestigious Webby Award.
Zibby's warm style, inquisitive manner, and unscripted format earned her the title "NYC's Most Important Book-fluencer" by Vulture. Along the way, she has published her own memoir Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, a children's book, and two anthologies. And it all started right here. Learn more about Zibby at zibbyowens.com.
Want to search this podcast by author or read the interview transcripts? Go to www.momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks.com/episodes. You can follow Zibby on Instagram here. Please rate and review the podcast if you love it! Now enough listening. Go read a book already! (Kidding: KEEP LISTENING, too!) But you can buy all the books from the podcast here. And join Zibby's Book Club to read together!
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    • 4.6 • 452 Ratings

Zibby is an author, publisher, indie bookstore owner, CEO and Founder of Zibby Media, and a mother of four. Zibby launched her whole second career (after staying home with the kids for 11 years) with this personal, conversational, literary podcast. Now downloaded over 10 million times, Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books has consistently been in the top 200 on the Apple Arts charts and is a must-listen for the bookish set. It even won the prestigious Webby Award.
Zibby's warm style, inquisitive manner, and unscripted format earned her the title "NYC's Most Important Book-fluencer" by Vulture. Along the way, she has published her own memoir Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, a children's book, and two anthologies. And it all started right here. Learn more about Zibby at zibbyowens.com.
Want to search this podcast by author or read the interview transcripts? Go to www.momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks.com/episodes. You can follow Zibby on Instagram here. Please rate and review the podcast if you love it! Now enough listening. Go read a book already! (Kidding: KEEP LISTENING, too!) But you can buy all the books from the podcast here. And join Zibby's Book Club to read together!
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    Annette Dauphin Simon, SPINE POEMS: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers

    Annette Dauphin Simon, SPINE POEMS: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers

    Zibby speaks to creative director and former bookseller Annette Dauphin Simon about her charming, clever, and beautifully-illustrated new book Spine Poems: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers, which was inspired by a rainy day at a bookstore in Neptune Beach, Florida, where randomly stacked books formed funny poems. Annette discusses her love of found verse, her career in graphic design and advertising, and the stunning photography in her book. Then, she talks about the beautiful children’s book she wrote with her son Jack in 2002, after the death of his little sister.
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    • 18 min
    Peggy Orenstein, UNRAVELING: What I Learned about Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater

    Peggy Orenstein, UNRAVELING: What I Learned about Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater

    Peggy Orenstein is the author of many books including her latest UNRAVELING. She and Zibby met in person in L.A. to discuss everything from loss and motherhood to sheep and writer advice. Peggy opened up about the loss of her father and how she experienced the poignant moments she wrote about in her book. She also discussed the loss of her mother and how much she wished she could chat with her mother at the same age to get advice. Their conversation was soulful, meaningful and original. Zibby said she felt like she’d just been to therapy afterwards. The two also discussed Peggy’s earlier memoir Waiting for Daisy which Zibby read when it first came out. Now, they are friends. :-)
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    • 31 min
    Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MENOPAUSE BOOTCAMP: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age

    Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MENOPAUSE BOOTCAMP: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age

    Zibby is joined by OB/GYN, breast cancer survivor, and author Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz to discuss her honest, empowering, and joyful new guide Menopause Bootcamp: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age. Suzanne talks about going gray (and receiving backlash for it), her popular Menopause Bootcamp retreats, the most common menopause misconceptions (it’s not all bad!!), and what women should really be doing when they reach it – throwing a party.
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    • 27 min
    Deborah Goodrich Royce, REEF ROAD: A Novel

    Deborah Goodrich Royce, REEF ROAD: A Novel

    In this special episode (a live event during publication week!), Zibby interviews former actress and author Deborah Goodrich Royce about Reef Road, a brilliant, absorbing, and expertly-paced psychological thriller about two women whose lives collide when a severed hand washes ashore in Palm Beach, Florida. Deborah talks about the real crime that impacted her personal life and inspired the story, her love of dual timelines and shocking twists (and her tricks for accomplishing them), her best advice for aspiring authors, and the artistic process behind her striking book cover.
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    • 33 min
    Monica Heisey, REALLY GOOD, ACTUALLY

    Monica Heisey, REALLY GOOD, ACTUALLY

    Zibby interviews comedian, award-winning screenwriter, and debut author Monica Heisey about Really Good, Actually, a hilarious, big-hearted, and astutely observed novel about a young divorcee’s search for joy (and it's this week's GMA Buzz Pick and just became an international bestseller!). Monica describes her protagonist Maggie, whose experiences are based on her own. She also talks about her exciting career in comedy, her life in London, her experiences screenwriting on the Schitt’s Creek team, and even what her next novel is about.
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    • 22 min
    Dandapani, THE POWER OF UNWAVERING FOCUS

    Dandapani, THE POWER OF UNWAVERING FOCUS

    Zibby speaks to Hindu priest, entrepreneur, renowned international speaker, and former monk Dandapani about his enriching new book The Power of Unwavering Focus. Dandapani talks about his fascinating life trajectory from an engineering degree and ten years as an ordained monk to leaving the monastery and opening a spiritual sanctuary in Costa Rica with his family. Then, he discusses his invaluable message: we must identify the people and things that bring us joy and focus our limited, finite energy on them. Oh, and at the end is the meaning of life.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
452 Ratings

452 Ratings

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Longtime fan

I adore your new picture! Happy new year.

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Zibby asks the questions we want to ask

The thing I love most about this podcast is how Zibby asks questions that are on listeners' minds to get under the surface of the book to the stuff that really matters. Insightful and inspring. Great stuff!

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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!

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