Book Nation Brunch combines friends, brunch and books! Jennifer Blankfein of Book Nation by Jen will be in conversation with Zibby Owens discussing her latest book, Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature.
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.
Zibby Owens is the founder of Zibby Owens Media, a privately-held media company designed to help busy people live their best lives by connecting to books and each other. The three divisions include Zibby Books, a publishing house for fiction and memoir, Zcast, a podcast network powered by Acast including Zibby’s award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, and Moms Don’t Have Time To, a new content and community site including Zibby’s Virtual Book Club, events, and the former Moms Don’t Have Time to Write.
She is a regular columnist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on morning news shows recommending books. Editor of two anthologies (Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids and Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology), a children’s book Princess Charming, and now a memoir Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, Zibby loves to write. She regularly pens personal essays, starting with her first one in Seventeen magazine in 1992.
Jennifer Gans Blankfein is a marketing consultant and book review contributor at booktrib.com. She is the writer/creator of the blog, Book Nation by Jen which includes book reviews, author interviews and book recommendations. Jennifer conducts live interviews with authors on Zoom for Book Nation Book Club, which is open for all to join. Follow her on social media visit Book Nation by Jen on Facebook, @booknationbyjen on Instagram and @jenblankfein on Twitter.
“I knew Zibby was an ardent supporter of authors, but I didn’t realize she was such a fantastic writer herself. Insightful, helpful, authentic,
and unifying, the tone of this beautifully written, memorable memoir is just so Zibby. A great choice for every busy mom.”
—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Four Winds
“Zibby Owens has always been a terrific interviewer of authors, but it wasn’t until I read her book that I realized how deep her passion for
literature truly runs. Her story is a valentine to falling in love with the written word, and for a writer—and readers—that’s the sweetest kind
—Mitch Albom, New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger in the Lifeboat
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