A Brand New Publication from “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer”

The Editors
Jan 21 · 2 min read

About the Magazine

Moms Don’t Have Time to Write is a new Medium.com publication inspired by the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, hosted by Zibby Owens.

Launched in March 2018, Zibby’s podcast has featured over 500 authors and been downloaded more than 2 million times. With an informal, conversational, and warm manner, Zibby routinely gets authors to open up about what’s important to them, giving busy readers the back story to their favorite (or as yet undiscovered) books.

The magazine will expand on the conversations and themes discussed in the MDHTTRB podcast (all the things moms don’t have time to do), and feature personal essays from established and emerging writers on reading, writing, cooking, eating, exercise, sleep, sex, socializing, and grief.

About Zibby

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 Book-fluencer” 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 Jennifer Weiner, making her show a top literary podcast as selected by Oprah.com in 2019 and 2020. She also created the Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight community and hosts the accompanying podcast.

Zibby is a regular contributor to Good Morning America online and has recommended books in the Washington Post, Real Simple and other outlets. She has also contributed to Parents, Marie Claire, Redbook, the New York Times online, and many other publications. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, the BBC, and many local news outlets. She currently has a two-book deal for children’s books with Flamingo, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and two upcoming anthologies with Skyhorse Publishing: Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology (02/16/21) and Moms Really Don’t Have Time To: A Second Anthology (11/21).

Zibby serves on the boards of the Mount Sinai Health System, the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, the Child Mind Institute, and co-chairs the Library Council of the New York Public Library. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband, Kyle Owens of Morning Moon Productions, and her four children ages 6–13. She always has a book nearby.

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