OCEAN HOUSE: Summer Author Series Presents Zibby Owens (Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature)

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Welcome to the Summer Author Series at the Ocean House featuring Zibby Owens for the new book Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature

Tickets to this event are $35.00 (plus taxes and service charge) and can be purchased by clicking the link below. Each ticket will include a copy of the event book.

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bookends book coverAbout the Book

A deeply personal memoir about one woman's journey to finding her voice and rewriting her story by the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books(TM).

Zibby Owens has become a well-known personality in the publishing world. Her infectious energy, tasteful authenticity, and smart, steadfast support of authors started in childhood, a precedent set by the profound effect books and libraries had on her own family.

But after losing her closest friend on 9/11 and later becoming utterly stressed out and overwhelmed by motherhood, Zibby was forgetting what made her her. She turned to books and writing for help.

Just when things seemed particularly bleak, Zibby unexpectedly fell in love with a tennis pro turned movie producer who showed her the path to happiness: away from type-A perfectionism and toward letting things unfold organically. What unfolded was a meaningful career, a great love, and finally, her voice, now heard by millions of listeners.

An honest and moving story about relationships, love, food issues, the writing life, and finding one's true calling, Bookends will inspire and uplift.

About the Author

Zibby Owens is the creator and host of the 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, making her daily show a top literary podcast as selected by Oprah.com in 2019 and 2020. Zibby is the cofounder and CEO of Zibby Books, a publishing home for fiction and memoir. She's also the CEO of Moms Don't Have Time To, a media company that includes the Zcast podcast network, the Zibby Awards, Moms Don't Have Time to Write on Medium, Moms Don't Have Time to Grieve, and Moms Don't Have Time to Lose Weight on Instagram, Zibby's Virtual Book Club, and two anthologies, Moms Don't Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology and Moms Don't Have Time to Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology. A regular contributor to Good Morning America and Katie Couric Media, Zibby has also contributed to the Washington Post, Real Simple, Parents, Marie Claire, Slate, and many other publications. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, the BBC, and other news outlets. Her first children's book, Princess Charming, will soon be followed by a second. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband and four children. She always has a book nearby. For more information, visit www.zibbyowens.com and follow her on Instagram @zibbyowens. Just don't ask her how she does it all; she has no clue.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781542036993
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Little a - July 1st, 2022

A deeply personal memoir about one woman's journey to finding her voice and rewriting her story by the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books(TM).


Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Ocean House
1 Bluff Ave
Westerly, RI 02891