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Writer Zibby Owens, www.zibbyowens.com, mother of four, interviews authors about their work on this award-winning literary podcast.

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books Zibby Owens

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Writer Zibby Owens, www.zibbyowens.com, mother of four, interviews authors about their work on this award-winning literary podcast.

    Maggie Shipstead, GREAT CIRCLE

    Maggie Shipstead, GREAT CIRCLE

    This month's Read with Jenna/Today Show book pick!! Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle, joins Zibby to talk about her latest book which took almost seven years to write. The two discuss the extensive research that went into the story, how Maggie managed to weave together two narrative arcs without any prepared outline, and how her pre-COVID travels inspired so much of the novel.


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    Laura Dave, THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME (Apple Movie)

    Laura Dave, THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME (Apple Movie)

    This month's Reese's Book Club pick and number 1 on the bestseller list!! Author Laura Dave explains why she couldn't let the story behind her latest novel, The Last Thing He Told Me, go after starting it nearly ten years ago. Laura talks with Zibby about wanting to write a thriller about the Enron scandal, what the process of adapting the book into a TV show has looked like, and why she's drawn to the found family structure.


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    Jean Hanff Korelitz, THE PLOT

    Jean Hanff Korelitz, THE PLOT

    "It's a great thing about books in general: they don't go anywhere." Jean Hanff Korelitz joins to discuss missing Zibby's in-person salons, why she prefers writing and reading about unlikable protagonists, and how she's welcoming a surge of popularity following the adaptation of her novel You Should've Known into HBO's The Undoing.


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    Naomi Davis, A COAT OF YELLOW PAINT

    Naomi Davis, A COAT OF YELLOW PAINT

    Zibby talks with Naomi Davis, author of A Coat of Yellow Paint and creator of the Love Taza blog. The two discussed motherhood in some of its many shapes and sizes, from issues with fertility to feeling undervalued, as well as how to learn to look at your body the way your child does. 


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    Jessica Bacal, THE REJECTION THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

    Jessica Bacal, THE REJECTION THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

    “If you never get rejected, then it means you’re never trying anything that really pushes you in a way that you’ll grow.” Zibby is joined by Jessica Bacal, author of The Rejection That Changed My Life: 25+ Powerful Women on Being Let Down, Turning It Around, and Burning It Up at Work, as well as two of the book’s contributors, Chelsea Kline and Polly Rodriguez. The four talk about what they’ve learned from their individual rejections and offer tips on how we can all begin to approach rejection as a necessary step for growth.


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    Sybille van Kempen, LOAVES & FISHES FARM SERIES

    Sybille van Kempen, LOAVES & FISHES FARM SERIES

    Zibby is joined by Sybille van Kempen, author of the Loaves & Fishes Farm Series cookbooks and owner of the Loaves & Fishes Foodstore, which Zibby has been visiting for nearly her entire life. Sybille talks about the importance of using local ingredients and why she wanted to create seasonal cookbooks. You can order the self-published series at loavesandfishes.us.


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
471 Ratings

471 Ratings

CMuchnick ,

Awesome podcast and growing platform

I am one of the late bloomers to discover Ziggy, and now that I have I am forever changed. Her work is inspiring, her tone is honest and real, and she makes things happen. Quickly. Ziggy doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. This podcast as well as her platforms and other projects in the pipeline make me her newest fan girl. The podcasts allow me to be a “fly on the wall” and sit in the room to eavesdrop on the conversations of so many amazing authors. Thanks, Zibby, for sharing and celebrating all of these authors with listeners. Now I just need enough hours my lifetime to read so many of these books! “Mom’s (truly) don’t have time!” But I will make and find more! Listen, rate and subscribe if you don’t already. It is a worthwhile use of the time you don’t have. :)

LaurenEdmondson ,

Love this podcast

Love the off the cuff convos Zibby has with authors about their books and lives. I always feel like I’m eavesdropping on two good friends.

mamurgoitio ,

Fun intro to books

Engaging, real conversations with authors about interesting books. Love Zibbey’s upbeat, honest fresh approach. How did she find time to read so much?

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