Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Hosted ByZibby Owens

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


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Kristin Van Ogtrop, DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD

“Whether you’re dealing with your muffin top over the waistband of your pants or friends who die too young or careers that blow up or slowly shrivel or whatever, you have to remember you’re just lucky to be here.” Former Editor in Chief of Real Simple …

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, THE GIRLS ARE ALL SO NICE HERE

Former model and YA writer Laurie Elizabeth Flynn talks with Zibby about her debut adult novel, The Girls Are All So Nice Here, and her process of writing it. From cringing at the memory of high school emotions to buying a pillow to remind herself not …

Dr. Amy Shah, I’M SO EFFING TIRED

“Fixing fatigue is not about doing less. Look, we did less during this past year, and we were more tired than ever. It’s not about doing less. It’s actually about doing more of the things that actually recharge you.” Double board certified doctor Amy Sha…

Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter, ALLERGIC

Zibby talks with the author and illustrator duo behind Allergic, Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter, about their process of working together and how Megan’s own lifelong experience with allergies influenced the book. Although Allergic is a middle…

J. Nicole Jones, LOW COUNTRY

“I started writing just to remember her stories and her voice in this world that doesn’t exist anymore.” Zibby is joined by fellow memoir enthusiast J. Nicole Jones to discuss her upcoming memoir, Low Country, and the family secrets that it reveals. N…

Anne Lamott, DUSK, NIGHT, DAWN

“This whole book is about finding your center. The center does hold with a couple of good friends.” Anne Lamott recently joined Zibby’s Book Club to discuss her latest book, Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage, and answered questions from book club…

Paula McLain, WHEN THE STARS GO DARK

“We’re all shades of gray. There’s always complexity in the human story. That’s what I’m interested in.” Paula McLain shares how the inspiration for her latest novel, When the Stars Go Dark, struck during a dog walk. She reveals to Zibby the anxiety she …

Jenny Lawson, BROKEN (IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY)

“These anonymous people who are struggling have no idea that they saved people’s lives. I just think it really speaks to how wonderful it is when we can share our struggles and realize that we’re not alone.” Jenny Lawson talks with Zibby about the comm…

Julie Metz, EVA AND EVE

“As soon as we can all go out again, I really think it’s so important to recapture that feeling of connection to our friends and our family.” Julie Metz tells Zibby about the journey her research took her on through the histories of Vienna and her own fa…

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