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By The Book
Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 6,302 ratings
Don’t love the dramatizations
I like this show a lot, but I feel like the dramatizations are becoming more frequent and more fake-sounding. Maybe I’m dumb for thinking they used to actually record real conversations with their spouses and friends 🤷🏻‍♀️Anyway, I enjoy hearing their takes on the books they read and appreciate...Read full review »
kait phillips via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
Love these two!
I started listening to this podcast because I love books (I work at a library). I’ve continued listening to it for the book talks but also because I’m so invested in Kristen & Jolenta’s lives! I love the advocacy for racial justice that Kristen provides and I’m truly hoping for the best for...Read full review »
gr_runnergirl via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/09/21
Funny and educational
I love self-help books and I love the way these gals live by them, poke holes in them, celebrate them, laugh at them, and grow from them – even when I disagree with their takes. I especially loved the season with Professor Travis and wish she was a special guest more often. Love the husbands and...Read full review »
Leah LM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/21
Recent Episodes
Kristen & Jolenta live by The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You, by Jessica Alba. Do they have what it takes to live a healthier and more honest life? Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by,...
Published 06/10/21
Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts. Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly...
Published 06/03/21
Kristen & Jolenta live by Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts. Will they learn they're stronger than they think? Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive...
Published 05/27/21
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