Zibby Owens

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Zibby Owens
Elizabeth Schwarzman
Alma materYale and Harvard Business School
Spouse(s)Kyle Owens
Parent(s)Stephen A. Schwarzman
Ellen Philips Katz

Zibby Owens, née Elizabeth "Zibby" Schwarzman,[1] is an American writer[2] and podcast host based in New York.[3] Her podcast[4] is called "Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books".[5]

Life and career[edit]

Zibby Owens, born Elizabeth Schwarzman, grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.[5] She attended Yale and Harvard Business School.[5]

Owens started the "Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books" podcast in which she interviews authors in spring 2018.[5][6] By December 2019 she had made 200 "Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books" podcast episodes which had been downloaded a quarter of a million times.[6]

In the spring of 2020, Owens interviewed authors on Instagram[7] and launched an online literary magazine called We Found Time featuring essays written by authors who had been on her podcast. A book called Moms Don't Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology based on those essays was released in February 2021.[8]

Owens is a member of New York Public Library's Advisory Council.[5]


  • What to Wear to Show Off Your Assets. What to Do to Tone Up Your Trouble Spots, (as Zibby Right), co-authored with Paige Adams-Geller, and Ashley Borden; McGraw-Hill (January 2008)[9]
  • Moms Don't Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology (2021)[8]
  • Moms Don't Have Time To Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology (2021)

Personal life[edit]

Owens is married to Kyle Owens, a former tennis pro and a film producer.[5] Owens has four children,[5] including twins Owen And Phoebe Right.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Oh, Zibby, Thanks So Much for Calling!". Observer. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Schwarzman's daughter can only afford chairs at library benefit". www.bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  3. ^ Jargon, Julie (21 December 2019). "Move Over, Santa! Kids Are Asking Alexa to Bring Them Presents". The Wall Street Journal. Eastern Edition. Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  4. ^ Jean-Philippe, McKenzie (26 September 2019). "21 of the Best Book Podcasts to Listen to In-Between Reads". Oprah Magazine. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Kelly, Hillary (17 September 2019). "New York's Most Powerful Book-fluencer Runs a Podcast on Park Avenue". Vulture. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b Sandy Kenyon (4 December 2019). "Meet the mom behind 'Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books' podcast". ABC7 New York. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  7. ^ Zibby Owens on connecting with authors through her podcast, CBS News, retrieved 16 July 2020
  8. ^ a b "Moms don't have time to : a quarantine anthology". WorldCat. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Your perfect fit what to do to show off your assets, what to do to tone up your trouble spots". WorldCat. Retrieved 15 April 2021.

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