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Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Zibby Owens

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Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Zibby Owens

304
Followers
931
Plays
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Writer Zibby Owens, www.zibbyowens.com, mother of four, interviews authors about their work on this award-winning literary podcast.

Latest Episodes

Sara Evans, BORN TO FLY

Zibby loved reading country music star Sara Evans's inspiring memoir. She and Sara had a beautiful talk about blended families and step-parenting, owning your talents, and not letting people put you in a box. Their talk about body image and eating was emotional and truly authentic.

32 min16 h ago
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Sara Evans, BORN TO FLY

Nancy Jooyoun Kim, THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE

Nancy Jooyoun Kim's beautiful novel explores a nuanced mother-daughter relationship through a dual narrative. Her book was just picked as this month’s Reese’s Book Club pick and is already a New York Times bestseller. She and Zibby talked about the fragility of families, keeping secrets, and the complexities of language and lived experience between immigrant parents with American-born children.

28 min3 d ago
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Nancy Jooyoun Kim, THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE

Elizabeth Ames, THE OTHER'S GOLD

Elizabeth Ames is the author of the terrific debut novel The Other's Gold. She and Zibby talked about living at Harvard, writing a campus novel, and their formative college years.

26 min4 d ago
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Elizabeth Ames, THE OTHER'S GOLD

Cat Deeley, THE JOY IN YOU

The superstar host of TV hit show So You Think You Can Dance, Cat Deeley, has a written a lovely children’s book, originally intended for her boys. Her interview with Zibby is a heartfelt reminder that all parents want their kids to be happy, kind, and feel confident in dreaming big.

25 min5 d ago
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Cat Deeley, THE JOY IN YOU

Caitlin Moran, MORE THAN A WOMAN

Caitlin Moran's observational humor is in a class of its own. Zibby laughed her way through Caitlin's book and their conversation: comparing raising children to addiction, motherhood as a superhero narrative, and how sharing our parenting stories is the key to sanity.

33 min6 d ago
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Caitlin Moran, MORE THAN A WOMAN

Catherine Cho, INFERNO

Zibby was enthralled by Catherine Cho's memoir about herpostpartum psychosis when her son was three months old. They talked about preparation for pregnancy being primarily about the physical aspects without considering the mental or psychological shift of becoming a mother, unfolding the trauma of abusive relationships, and the road to recovery.

21 min1 w ago
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Catherine Cho, INFERNO

Zibby reflects briefly on the past six months

This short reflection was intended as a voiceover for an IGTV/Instagram slideshow of Zibby’s six months after quarantine hit, from March 12th to September 13th, 2020. As she heads back to New York City, she discusses how the pandemic has changed her. Go to instagram.com/zibbyowens to see the accompanying photos.

5 min1 w ago
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Zibby reflects briefly on the past six months

Lisa Donovan, OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HUNGER

Lisa Donovan, renowned pastry chef and essayist, talked to Zibby about creating societal change by reclaiming her story and the stories of women in an industry—and world— in which men have traditionally been dominant.

33 min1 w ago
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Lisa Donovan, OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HUNGER

Kendra Adachi, THE LAZY GENIUS WAY

Kendra Adachi's book is aNew York Timesbest seller about spending your energy on what matters to you. Listen to Zibby (who hopes she is now on her way to becoming a lazy genius, too) and Kendra talk about best friends, Oreos, andprinciples to help you live a meaningful life by your own definition.

32 min1 w ago
Comments
Kendra Adachi, THE LAZY GENIUS WAY

Sue Miller, MONOGAMY

Legendary bestselling author Sue Miller's critically acclaimed, elegant, and sharply realistic new account of the contemporary family is just as powerful as her previous blockbuster hits. This novel, about a couple, their marriage, and what happens when one of them suddenly passes away, is one of the most accurate and searing records of what it’s like to deal with a spouse who passes away in the night— or the loss of any loved one. She and Zibby talked aboutquasi-monogamy, bringing characters to life, and the intricacies of grief.

31 min1 w ago
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Sue Miller, MONOGAMY

Latest Episodes

Sara Evans, BORN TO FLY

Zibby loved reading country music star Sara Evans's inspiring memoir. She and Sara had a beautiful talk about blended families and step-parenting, owning your talents, and not letting people put you in a box. Their talk about body image and eating was emotional and truly authentic.

32 min16 h ago
Comments
Sara Evans, BORN TO FLY

Nancy Jooyoun Kim, THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE

Nancy Jooyoun Kim's beautiful novel explores a nuanced mother-daughter relationship through a dual narrative. Her book was just picked as this month’s Reese’s Book Club pick and is already a New York Times bestseller. She and Zibby talked about the fragility of families, keeping secrets, and the complexities of language and lived experience between immigrant parents with American-born children.

28 min3 d ago
Comments
Nancy Jooyoun Kim, THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE

Elizabeth Ames, THE OTHER'S GOLD

Elizabeth Ames is the author of the terrific debut novel The Other's Gold. She and Zibby talked about living at Harvard, writing a campus novel, and their formative college years.

26 min4 d ago
Comments
Elizabeth Ames, THE OTHER'S GOLD

Cat Deeley, THE JOY IN YOU

The superstar host of TV hit show So You Think You Can Dance, Cat Deeley, has a written a lovely children’s book, originally intended for her boys. Her interview with Zibby is a heartfelt reminder that all parents want their kids to be happy, kind, and feel confident in dreaming big.

25 min5 d ago
Comments
Cat Deeley, THE JOY IN YOU

Caitlin Moran, MORE THAN A WOMAN

Caitlin Moran's observational humor is in a class of its own. Zibby laughed her way through Caitlin's book and their conversation: comparing raising children to addiction, motherhood as a superhero narrative, and how sharing our parenting stories is the key to sanity.

33 min6 d ago
Comments
Caitlin Moran, MORE THAN A WOMAN

Catherine Cho, INFERNO

Zibby was enthralled by Catherine Cho's memoir about herpostpartum psychosis when her son was three months old. They talked about preparation for pregnancy being primarily about the physical aspects without considering the mental or psychological shift of becoming a mother, unfolding the trauma of abusive relationships, and the road to recovery.

21 min1 w ago
Comments
Catherine Cho, INFERNO

Zibby reflects briefly on the past six months

This short reflection was intended as a voiceover for an IGTV/Instagram slideshow of Zibby’s six months after quarantine hit, from March 12th to September 13th, 2020. As she heads back to New York City, she discusses how the pandemic has changed her. Go to instagram.com/zibbyowens to see the accompanying photos.

5 min1 w ago
Comments
Zibby reflects briefly on the past six months

Lisa Donovan, OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HUNGER

Lisa Donovan, renowned pastry chef and essayist, talked to Zibby about creating societal change by reclaiming her story and the stories of women in an industry—and world— in which men have traditionally been dominant.

33 min1 w ago
Comments
Lisa Donovan, OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HUNGER

Kendra Adachi, THE LAZY GENIUS WAY

Kendra Adachi's book is aNew York Timesbest seller about spending your energy on what matters to you. Listen to Zibby (who hopes she is now on her way to becoming a lazy genius, too) and Kendra talk about best friends, Oreos, andprinciples to help you live a meaningful life by your own definition.

32 min1 w ago
Comments
Kendra Adachi, THE LAZY GENIUS WAY

Sue Miller, MONOGAMY

Legendary bestselling author Sue Miller's critically acclaimed, elegant, and sharply realistic new account of the contemporary family is just as powerful as her previous blockbuster hits. This novel, about a couple, their marriage, and what happens when one of them suddenly passes away, is one of the most accurate and searing records of what it’s like to deal with a spouse who passes away in the night— or the loss of any loved one. She and Zibby talked aboutquasi-monogamy, bringing characters to life, and the intricacies of grief.

31 min1 w ago
Comments
Sue Miller, MONOGAMY
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