Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Check out Zibby's Ultimate Summer Reading List! Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books is the very fun, short, award-winning author interview podcast (five episodes per week, Monday through Friday), hosted by author/bookstore owner/publisher/podcaster and "NYC's Most Powerful Book-fluencer" (Vulture) Zibby Owens. Zibby's recent novel Blank is a USA Today bestseller! Sign up for "Zibby's Highlights" on Substack, the Zibby Minute Minute, and Zibby's Book Club emails here. Learn more about our reading retreats, classes, publishing house, Zibby's Bookshop in Santa Monica, CA, and more on zibbymedia.com. Please rate and review the podcast if you love it!! *** Music by Morning Moon Music. Sound editing by TexturesSound. Hosting by Acast. To inquire about advertising, please contact allie.gallo@acast.com. *** Thank you to this week's sponsors: ByHeart: ByHeart is an infant nutrition company built from the ground up to deliver real innovation on behalf of babies and parents. Their mission is simple: make the best formula in the world. Curious about ByHeart? Redeem your welcome offer at ByHeart.com/Podcast with code ZIBBY20 for a limited time. Additional terms and conditions apply. BetterHelp: Therapy is a safe space to figure out how to work through whatever’s weighing you down. Get it off your chest, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/momsdonthavetime today to get 10% off your first month. Now there's more! Subscribe to Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books on Acast+ and get ad-free episodes. https://plus.acast.com/s/moms-dont-have-time-to-read-books. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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May 24, 2024 38 mins

Award-winning content creators and New York Times bestselling authors Kim and Penn Holderness join Zibby to discuss ADHD IS AWESOME, an engaging, hilarious, and uplifting guide to rocking life with an ADHD brain (which Penn has and Kim does not!). The two describe how Penn’s ADHD has impacted their lives and the steps they’ve taken to protect their relationship. They discuss the importance of a proper diagnosis and share ...

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Zibby welcomes back #1 New York Times bestselling author Carley Fortune, this time to discuss her dreamy, entirely fresh, deeply layered, and beautifully written new romance, THIS SUMMER WILL BE DIFFERENT. Carley delves into the plot of her novel, which centers on Lucy, a Toronto native who embarks on annual trips to Prince Edward Island with her best friend, Bridget, and repeatedly finds herself entangled with Bridget’s ...

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Bestselling author Plum Sykes chats with Zibby (in person!) about WIVES LIKE US, a wickedly smart and impossibly funny novel about a grand English country house, a heartbroken American divorcee, three rich wives, two tycoons, a pair of miniature sausage dogs, and a bereaved butler. Plum describes her novel as a social satire that exposes the vulnerabilities and insecurities of rich women and their seemingly perfect lives. She also ...

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Zibby Books author alert!! Zibby speaks to author and illustrator Swan Huntley about I WANT YOU MORE, a sexy, atmospheric, and deliciously tense novel about a ghostwriting gig in the Hamptons that becomes far more than a job. Swan reveals her connections to her novel’s plot and then delves into her pragmatic creative process and journey to becoming a novelist. She also talks about her popular illustrations (some of which have gone ...

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Former CNN news anchor and Emmy-nominated journalist Poppy Harlow and Saturday TODAY’s Laura Jarrett join Zibby to discuss the warmhearted children’s book they co-authored, THE COLOR OF LOVE. Poppy and Laura describe the deep friendship and collaboration that went into this project, which they embarked on as a meaningful way to address the themes of love, inclusion, and race with their young children, particularly after G...

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Zibby’s Book Club Pick alert! Playwright, actor, teacher, and debut author Genevieve Kingston joins Zibby to discuss DID I EVER TELL YOU?, a wrenching and heartfelt memoir about the gifts her late mother left behind in anticipation of birthdays and other milestones. Genevieve describes what it was like to lose her mother at 11—and to continue to connect with her through a chest of gifts and letters. Then, she reflects on the themes...

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Zibby welcomes debut author Rowan Beaird to discuss THE DIVORCÉES, a delicious page-turner set at a “divorce ranch” in glamorous, dizzying 1950s Reno, where Lois Saunders becomes obsessed with a fellow guest named Greer. Rowan delves into the intriguing historical backdrop of this novel, touching on the phenomenon of divorce ranches and the limited options available to women seeking separation in the 1950s. Then, she reflects ...

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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and one of the very first authors on the podcast, Charles Duhigg, rejoins Zibby to discuss the New York Times bestseller SUPER COMMUNICATORS, a fascinating exploration of what makes conversations work, with stories, studies, and guidance that will transform the worst communicators into the very best. Charles explains what a super communicator is, emphasizing that it is not a...

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New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner, and bestselling author Nicholas D. Kristof joins Zibby to discuss his intimate and gripping new memoir, CHASING HOPE: A Reporter’s Life. Nick reveals how a brief stint in politics (running for governor of Oregon… and losing) unexpectedly gave him the gift of time, prompting this memoir. He shares anecdotes from his career in journalism, from editing the high school newspape...

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Zibby welcomes Chantha Nguon to discuss SLOW NOODLES, a haunting and beautiful memoir about a Cambodian refugee who loses her country and family during Pol Pot’s genocide of the 1970s but finds hope by reclaiming the recipes she tasted in her mother’s kitchen. Chantha describes her experiences as a refugee, recounting the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge regime and the importance of preserving Cambodian culture, especially through foo...

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Zibby speaks to Sheila Yasmin Marikar about FRIENDS IN NAPA, an unputdownable dark comedy about six old friends who descend on Napa Valley for a luxurious weekend of fine wine and good times… until old tensions simmer to the surface, and one friend ends up dead. Sheila discusses her transition from journalism to fiction writing, her collaboration with Mindy Kaling’s Book Studio, the inspiration behind this White Lotus-esque satiric...

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New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki joins Zibby (for the fourth time!!) to discuss FINDING MARGARET FULLER, a skillfully rendered and soul-stirring novel about the trailblazing 19th-century transcendentalist writer Margaret Fuller. Allison describes how Fuller remains relatively unknown today, despite her accomplishments: being the first woman to study at Harvard; writing foundational documents for the women’s rig...

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Zibby is joined by Betty Cayouette, a former fashion videographer and the creator of the viral TikTok account Betty’s Book List, to discuss her sweet and heartfelt debut romance, ONE LAST SHOT. Betty delves into the plot and inspiration of her friends-to-lovers romance, which is set in Cinque Terre, Italy, and revolves around a supermodel and a photographer with a past marriage pact who meet again ten years later. She also describe...

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Tiffany Haddish (actor, producer, and the first Black female comedian to host Saturday Night Live!) joins Zibby to discuss her collection of humorous and heartfelt essays, I CURSE YOU WITH JOY. Tiffany reveals what readers can expect from this book: a rollercoaster of laughter and tears. She delves into her complex relationship with her father and opens up about her childhood trauma and subsequent healing, including a painful ...

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In this special episode (an in-person recording), Zibby is joined by New York Times bestselling authors Noa Tishby, an actor and Israeli activist, and Emmanuel Acho, a sports analyst and former NFL linebacker, to discuss UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A JEW. They share the impetus for this project and delve into the book's main topics: antisemitism; the Holocaust; power, money, and white privilege; Zionism and Israel; t...

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Zibby is joined by retired Canadian television host and passionate mental health advocate Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to discuss CLOSER TOGETHER, a deeply personal book that delves into the science behind brain health and our unique emotional signatures, while also providing tools for emotional leadership and self-awareness. Sophie reflects on her experiences with eating disorders, attachment theory, and processing emotions. She emphas...

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In this special episode (a live recording at Zibby’s Asheville Retreat!!), Zibby interviews Pulitzer Prize-finalist Tommy Tomlinson about his new book, DOGLAND, and his previous memoir, THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. First, Tommy shares insights into the connection between humans and dogs (through the lens of the Westminster Dog Show) and discusses themes of bonding and companionship. Then, he talks about his memoir, which tells the sto...

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May 1, 2024 29 mins

New York Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt joins Zibby to discuss DAYS OF WONDER, a gripping drama about mothers and daughters, guilt and innocence, and the lengths we go for love. Caroline delves into her novel’s intricate storyline, which follows the afterlives of two young lovers torn apart by a crime, inspired by a real-life experience she had with a friend with a secretive past. She also discusses the themes of fo...

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Zibby interviews Pinky Cole, the founder of the wildly successful restaurant chain Slutty Vegan, about her honest and inspiring advice book, I HOPE YOU FAIL. Pinky shares the inspiration behind her unconventional guide, drawing from her own challenges and failures and her philosophy to view them as opportunities for growth. She opens up about her journey as an entrepreneur and overcoming countless obstacles (including lawsuits agai...

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Debut author Courtney Preiss joins Zibby to discuss WELCOME HOME, CAROLINE KLEIN, a warm, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud novel about a newly single young woman who reluctantly returns to her Jersey Shore hometown after her father has a bad fall—not to be his caretaker, but to replace him in his local men’s softball league. Courtney talks about her protagonist, Caroline, whose life unravels with the loss of her job, apartment, and boyf...

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