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May 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Moms Don’t Have Time To: An Evening with Zibby Owens and Meaghan B Murphy


May 11, 2021
7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…

An Evening with Zibby Owens

In conversation with Meaghan B Murphy

Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology

(Skyhorse, $27.99)

Tuesday, May 11, 7pm ET

LIVE via Crowdcast



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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 MomsDon’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 CEO of Moms Don’t Have Time To, a media company she founded featuring podcasts, publications, and communities. Zibby hosts the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight. She is the author/editor of the anthology Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology, all proceeds of which go to the Susan Felice Owens Program for Covid-19 Vaccine Research in honor of her late mother-in-law. She is the Editor in Chief of Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, a Medium Publication, and founder of The Zibby Awards, celebrating the overlooked parts of books. She also founded the Moms Don’t Have Time To Fellowship.  Named “NYC’s Top Book-fluencer” by Vulture and on Oprah’s list of top podcasts two years in a row, Zibby is a frequent contributor to Good Morning America, The Washington Post, Good Day LA and other media outlets. She has two children’s books forthcoming from Flamingo, a Penguin Random House imprint, and another anthology, Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids, debuting 11/2/21. Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband, Kyle Owens of Morning Moon Productions, and her four children ages 6 to 13. She always has a book nearby.


About the Moderator:

Meaghan B Murphy is a longtime magazine editor, writer, on-air lifestyle expert, podcaster, certified trainer and author of Your Fully Charged Life. Currently the Editor-in-Chief at Woman’s Day magazine, Murphy is a media veteran who previously served as executive editor of Good Housekeeping. She lives with her husband and their three children and fur baby in Westfield, New Jersey.