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Zibby Owens Virtual Event | Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology
May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
We are so excited to host Zibby Owens, acclaimed podcaster for the launch of her new book! Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books: A Quarantine Anthology, is a collection of essays (edited by Zibby) that takes readers on a journey filled with food, exercise, sex, books and more. Zibby will be joined by author Courtney Maum (Before and After the Book Deal, Costalegre). Just in time for Mother’s Day, this event is perfect for who want to relax, recharge and reconnect!
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Signed bookplates are available with your purchase of the book made through the Novel Neighbor (while supplies last). You may purchase them as an add-on with your free event registration.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s impossible to ignore how life has changed since COVID-19 spread across the world. People from all over quarantined and did their best to keep on going during the pandemic. Zibby Owens, host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and a mother of four herself, wanted to do something to help people carry on and to give them something to focus on other than the horrors of their news feeds. So she launched an online magazine called We Found Time.
Authors who had been on her podcast wrote original, brilliant essays for busy readers. Zibby organized these profound pieces into themes inspired by five things moms don’t have time to do: eat, read, work out, breathe, and have sex. Now compiled as an anthology named Moms Don’t Have Time To, these beautiful, original essays by dozens of bestselling and acclaimed authors speak to the ever-increasing demands on our time, especially during the quarantine, in a unique, literary way.
Actress Evangeline Lilly writes about the importance and impact of film. Bestselling author Rene Denfeld focuses on her relationship with food after growing up homeless. Screenwriter and author Lea Carpenter and Suzanne Falter, author, speaker, and podcast host, focus on loss. New York Times bestselling authors Chris Bohjalian and Gretchen Rubin write about the importance of reading. Others write about working out, love and sex, eating and cooking, and more. Join Zibby on her journey through the winding road of quarantine and perhaps you, too, will find time.
About the Author
ZIBBY OWENS is the creator and host of award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. Zibby, named “NYC’s Most Powerful Bookfluencer” by New York Magazine’s Vulture, conducts warm, inquisitive conversations with authors as wide-ranging as Alicia Keys and Lena Dunham to Delia Owens and Brit Bennett, making her show a top literary podcast as selected by Oprah.com two years in a row.
Before the pandemic, Zibby ran a literary salon, hosted her own book fairs, and was a frequent bookstore event moderator. During the quarantine, Zibby hosted a daily Instagram Live author talk show “Z-IGTV,” a weekly live show with her husband “KZ Time,” launched an online magazine called We Found Time, and started Zibby’s Virtual Book Club.
Zibby is a regular contributor to Good Morning America online and the Washington Post, and has contributed to Real Simple, Parents, Marie Claire, Redbook, and many other publications. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, the BBC, NPR’s All Things Considered, Good Day LA, and local new outlets.
Zibby, a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, currently lives in New York with her husband, Kyle, and her four children.
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