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Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature | Zibby Owens
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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.
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Maybe this book deserves 5 stars, but part of me just couldn‘t quite get there. It is well written, easy to read, entertaining, full of life, and death, and maybe that‘s where I took one star back. Zibby Owens has experienced a lot of tragedy and she tells the truth about how it all affected her, and that‘s a lot. I admire her drive and ambition, but that‘s also a lot. Ultimately, a positive read. Plus, so many books! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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