Zibby Owens has been called New York’s most powerful book-fluencer. How’d she do it? Zibby built a community and strong base of fans through her award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. Listen to Matt’s conversation with Zibby (33 minutes), covering stories that made Matt cry, the value of a Harvard MBA, having Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman as your dad, and much more.
On her own podcast, Zibby talks with authors to give her busy listeners the inside scoop and in 2019 Oprah Magazine listed her podcast as one of the “21 of the Best Book Podcasts to Listen to When You’re Not Reading.” Beyond her podcast, Zibby is a writer and published her first article, a personal essay for Seventeen magazine when she was in high school and has been writing ever since. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Parents, Real Simple, Redbook, Marie Claire, and many others.
One of our favorite profiles of Zibby is the recent piece (8 minutes) that aired on CBS This Morning.
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A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby has a marketing and branding background. She currently lives in the New York area with her four children ages 5-12 and her husband, Kyle Owens.
*Zibby gives one of our favorite answers to the question Matt asks about the best example of “taking the long view” from her life. Check it out below or wherever you listen to podcasts.