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Moms Don't Have Time to Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology

Moms Don't Have Time to Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology

by Zibby Owens (Editor)
Moms Don't Have Time to Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology

Moms Don't Have Time to Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology

by Zibby Owens (Editor)


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Too tired to think? No time to read books? Zibby Owens gets it. Award-winning podcaster of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and mother of four (ages six to fourteen) compiled fifty-three essays by forty-nine authors to help the rest of us feel understood, inspired, and less alone. 
The authors, all previous guests on her podcast (go listen!), include fifteen New York Times bestselling authors, five national bestsellers, and twenty-nine award-winning/notable/critically acclaimed writers. The super short essays were inspired by a few other things moms don't have time to do: sleep, get sick, write, lose weight, and see friends. Read one a week and you'll finish the whole book in a year: accomplishment! 
Topics range from taking care of an aging grandmother, mourning the loss of a family member, battling insomnia, wrestling with body image, coping with chronic illness, navigating writer's block, the power of women's friendship, and more juicy stuff.  
You'll laugh, cry, think, and feel like you just had coffee with a close friend. If that best friend were a world-renowned author. 
Contributors include: Aimee Agresti, Esther Amini, Chandler Baker, Adrienne Bankert, Andrea Buchanan, Terri Cheney, Jeanine Cummins, Stephanie Danler, KJ Dell'Antonia, Lydia Fenet, Michael Frank, Elyssa Friedland, Melissa Gould, Nicola Harrison, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Joanna Hershon, Angela Himsel, Richie Jackson, Shelli Johannes, Lily King, Jean Kwok, Heather Land, Brooke Adams Law, Caroline Leavitt, Jenny Lee, Shannon Lee, Elizabeth Lesser, Gigi Levangie, Emily Liebert, Lynda Loigman, Abby Maslin, Sarah McColl, Jeanne McCulloch, Malcolm Mitchell, Arden Myrin, Carla Naumburg, Rex Ogle, Zibby Owens, Camille Pagán, Elizabeth Passarella, Allison Pataki, Lindsay Powers, Susie Orman Schnall, Susan Shapiro, Melissa T. Shultz, Claire Bidwell Smith, Rev. Lydia Sohn, Laura Tremaine, and Cecily von Ziegesar.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510766396
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 714,669
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

ZIBBY OWENS is the creator and host of awardwinning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to ReadBooks. 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 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 news outlets.
Zibby, a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, currently lives in New York with her husband, Kyle, and her four children.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi


The Year of Magical Sleeping Lynda Cohen Loigman 3

Night Breathing Carla Naumburg 7

Room for One Allison Pataki 11

It's Ok, I'm Awake Cecily Von Ziegesar 15

On Napping Michael Frank 20

When Bedtime Won't Come Soon Enough Zibby Owens 25

Get Sick

While I Was Sleeping Camille Pagán 33

Bodies in Motion and at Rest Andrea J. Buchanan 37

In Spanish, I Don't Have Cancer KJ Dell'Antonia 43

A Small, Shiny Thing Kristy Woodson Harvey 47

I Am Not Broken. Today, I'm OK Shelli R. Johannes 51

Walls in Our Minds Lily King 55

Sick Leave Caroline Leavitt 60

My Good Body Elizabeth Lesser 64

A Son, Not My Own Gigi Levangie 68

My Father Immortal Emily Liebert 73

Click, Click, Click Through My Mind Zibby Owens 77

Nana's Last Ride Elizabeth Passarella 82

The S Word Susie Orman Schnall 86

Sunlight, Through an Angled Window Melissa T. Shultz 90

See Friends

We Met Online Chandler Baker 97

One on One Adrienne Bankert 100

Life of Pie Lydia Fenet 103

What's in a Name? My Best Friends Melissa Gould 107

A Gift by the Sea Nicola Harrison 111

The Little Pink Unicorn Heather Land 115

The Pursuit of Becoming Abby Maslin 118

Snow and the Night Sky Jeanne McCulloch 122

Mission: Quiet the Stomachs Malcolm Mitchell 127

Let's Just Meet Here Every Day Lindsay Powers 131

I'm Here for You Rev. Lydia Sohn 135


Can a Writer Be Too Emotional? Asking for a Friend Aimee Agresti 143

Beneath the Surface Esther Amini 147

Camera Broken, Vision Renewed Terri Cheney 151

In the Time of Corduroys Jeanine Cummins 155

Roses Stephanie Danler 159

The View Out My Window Joanna Hershon 163

A Brand New Way Angela Himsel 168

Whatever You Write in This Will Belong to You Jean Kwok 172

Life Lessons, Korean Mother-Style Jenny Lee 176

Called to the Page Abby Maslin 180

The Circular Breast Sarah McColl 184

I Am the Writer Arden Myrin 189

Historias Sobre Mi (Stories about Me) Rex Ogle 193

To All the Books I Never Sold Zibby Owens 196

The Reason Behind the Words Claire Bidwell Smith 203

Clarity Arrived Laura Tremaine: 206

Lose Weight

I Diet, Therefore I Am Elyssa Friedland 213

Peloton and On and On Richie Jackson 217

Mama, Am I Pretty? Jean Kwok 221

The World I Build for You Brooke Adams Law 225

The Anchor and the Seabird Shannon Lee 230

The Pandemic Taste Test Susan Shapiro 234

Acknowledgments 239

About The Editor 243

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