Season 1, Episode 15: The Power of Stories

Today on Baring it All, I'm talking to Zibby Owens, a CEO, author, literary influencer, podcast host, media personality, and mother of four. Zibby reminds us always to have the courage to ask.
In this encouraging episode, Zibby reveals the inspiration behind her podcast and mom-driven empire, Moms Don't Have Time To Read Books. As a busy mom, Zibby discloses her tips for finding time to read each day. Plus, Zibby dives deep into her divorce, remarriage, and joint custody schedule. It's hard to relinquish control of your children and find a passion on the other side of a divorce. However, having time alone enables Zibby to pursue her professional dreams.

In This Episode:
  • [05:15] About Zibby’s interview with Andre Agassi
  • [09:25] Zibby reveals her current projects  
  • [12:45] Zibby discloses her top three favorite memoirs 
  • [16:05] Finding the time to read throughout the day as a busy mom 
  • [18:15] All about Zibby’s divorce, remarriage, and joint custody 

Meet Zibby Owens 
Zibby Owens is a CEO, author, literary influencer, podcast host, media personality, and mother of four. Zibby 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 Vulture, conducts warm, inquisitive conversations with authors as wide-ranging as Alicia Keys and Lena Dunham to Delia Owens and Jennifer Weiner. 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, launched an online magazine with original author-written essays called We Found Time, and started Zibby’s Virtual Book Club. Zibby has recommended books in the Washington Post, Good Morning America and Real Simple. She has also contributed to Parents, Marie Claire, Redbook, the New York Times online, and many other publications. Zibby has appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, ABC-7 Eyewitness News, Good Day LA, Good Day DC, Good Day Dallas, and NY1. She currently has a two-book deal for children’s books with Penguin Random House. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby currently lives in the New York area with her husband and her four children. She always has a book nearby.