Courtney Robertson and Dibs Baer Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends
Celebrity Memoir Book Club
This week for an absolute treat of all treats the actual authors of I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends, Dibs Baer and Courtney Robertson, are on the podcast to talk about writing a memoir, celebrity gossip, and what it’s like to be on television while America is mad at you. Follow Dibs on Instagram @dibstickFollow Courtney on Instagram at @bugrobertsonShop Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/164313065X/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=tmm_hrd_title_0And I Didn’t Come Here to make Friends: https://www.amazon.com/Didnt-Come-Here-Make-Friends/dp/0062326678/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2J05SRTVEWZVK&dchild=1&keywords=courtney+robertson+i+didnt+come+here+to+make+friends&qid=1613486626&s=books&sprefix=courtney+rober%2Cstripbooks%2C149&sr=1-1Follow us on Twitter @cmbc_podcast and Instagram @celebritymemoirbookclub If you want even more juice subscribe to our patreon!!!https://www.patreon.com/celebritymemoirbookclub Art by @adrianne_manpearl and theme song by @ashleesimpsonross
How will you respond when adversity strikes? Dibs Baer’s book Lady Tigers reveals how sports saved the lives of underserved girls from the Bronx!
SuperCharged Life with Dr. Judy
This episode delves deep into the individual and collective stories of three everyday heroes who found commonality and community in a girls softball program. Dibs Baer, a journalist and New York Times bestselling author, found meaning in pursuing projects that tell incredible human stories. Their probing exploration of Coach Chris Astacio’s extraordinary work with the Lady Tigers softball team sheds light on the power of team sports in healing divide, overcoming trauma, and instilling confidence in all people.In this moving interview, Dr. Judy speaks to Dibs, Coach Chris, and Lady Tigers member Robin Romero about how the program helped each of them to find a secure and safe space to talk about their experiences, process the difficulties in each of their upbringings, and confidently move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and direction. We can’t change our pasts, but we can learn to trust again and find family in unexpected ways. This beautiful story will help inspire and give hope for those who are ready to overcome tragedy, trauma, and grief.If you need fresh ideas on how to build a resilient community, improve your relationships, and bolster your mental and physical wellness during tough times, today’s episode is for you. To learn more about the extraordinary lives of the Lady Tigers, check out Dib’s must-read book “Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle.”In this episode, we discuss: Dr. Judy’s own experience with sports and wellness (3:00) The future of team sports: Dibs and Chris reflect on our new normal (5:00) How smart kids like Chris end up on the “wrong side of the track” (11:20)The real power of the softball program: It’s not what you think (14:10)Boundaries: why they are crucial and how to protect them (17:15)Student Robin’s bright future (20:15)Healing grief and loss: what it really looks like (24:25)Circle Talks! How you can host one yourself for healing and wellness (29:10) How sports saved Dibs’ life (35:40)SuperCharged Tip: Best advice for Overcoming Adversity that you can put into practice today (40:00)https://www.drjudyho.com/https://www.instagram.com/drjudyho/https://twitter.com/drjudyhohttps://www.facebook.com/doctorjudyho https://www.instagram.com/stage29podcastshttps://twitter.com/stage29podcastshttps://www.facebook.com/Stage29Podcasts/ https://www.dibsbaer.comhttps://twitter.com/igotdibsbaer?lang=enhttps://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Lady-Tigers-in-the-Concrete-Jungle/Dibs-Baer/9781643130651 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 83 Dibs Baer DISHES With Us About Celebs and MAFS!
Hot Marriage. Cool Parents.
SO excited to have Dibs Baer on the podcast with us today! She's one of our favorite people in the whole wide world! She's an L.A. based entertainment writer and author/co-author of many great books, including Wifey 101 - Jamie's book! One of our favorites that she wrote is Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle! Check it out! Dibs had a 15 year stretch in NYC and was the executive editor of In Touch Weekly and worked on staff at Cosmo Girl, Lifetime and Ladies Home Journal - you won't even believe the people that she interviewed!!!ALSO! We have reached 2 MILLION downloads on our podcast! We're having a big giveaway!Show Notes:06:01 - Welcome, Dibs!06:20 - Doug asks Dibs out of all the people she has interviewed, who did she like the LEAST?07:47 - Dibs shares that one of her favorite interviews was with Mariah Carey.08:17 - Doug asks Dibs where she developed the passion for writing?09:28 - Jamie asks Dibs what she thinks about Ellen because people really don't like her right now!14:26 - Jamie asks Dibs what she thinks about Jennifer Garner and Bradley Cooper?!17:25 - Dibs shares a story about interviewing Katie Holmes.18:57 - Jamie asks Dibs what are some things that she has overheard about celebs while being with them in their homes?20:00 - Dibs and Doug and Jamie talk about what is going on with Britney Spears.23:45 - Doug asks Dibs how she walked the fine line between being friendly and choosing the right words to put out in the tabloids?25:00 - Jamie asks are the tabloids factual?26:00 Doug asks Dibs if she ever ran into any circumstances where celebrities were trying to get their names back into the tabloids?37:22 - Dibs, who are your favorite couples this season? What do you think is going to happen with the adoption vs biological kids situation because Amelia definitely wants children?42:46 - What are your thoughts on Henry and Christina?46:55 - Jamie asks what Dibs thinks of the fact that Woody has admitted that he has cheated before?51:11 - What do you think about Miles and Karen?Until next week, wear your masks, wash your hands, and stay tuned! We love you guys lots!And thank you to our sponsor:Native Deodorant - Go to nativedeo.com/hmcp or use promo code hmcp at checkout to get 20% off your first order!Jonas Paul Eyewear - Save 15% off on a new pair of prescription glasses by using the code COOLPARENTS15 at jonaspauleyewear.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dibs Baer is a former entertainment writer and editor who worked in the magazine industry for 15+ years. She has written and co-written six books including the New York Times bestseller I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends. Dibs' newest book, Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle: How Softball and Sisterhood Saved Lives in the South Bronx, centers on a junior high softball coach Chris Astacio and his journey to create not only a team but a safe space for his female students. It was so heartbreaking to hear about the realities these girls were facing growing up in one of the most dangerous, poverty-stricken neighborhoods in America. The story is hard to hear, but the intrepid spirit of their coach is beyond inspiring. Dibs and I chatted about her personal relationship with the women on the team and the lack of female-driven sports movies. (I mean, why IS that?) We discussed life after the implosion of the magazine industry and her experiences as a ghostwriter. So interesting! I loved Dibs' advice to just keep going and how it only takes one person to say yes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
061: Author & Celebrity Journalist Dibs Baer on Life w/ Rheumatoid Arthritis
Uninvisible Pod with Lauren Freedman
Dibs Baer is a New York Times best-selling author and celebrity journalist. The author/co-author of six books, including, most recently, Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle: How Softball and Sisterhood Saved Lives in the South Bronx, she was formerly the executive editor of InTouch Weekly, and has worked on staff at numerous other publications. While she has been published extensively across varied media, she’s best known for her celebrity interviews. Dibs and Lauren connected over a piece Dibs was writing for Creaky Joints, the foremost online publication for arthritis patients (including RA and fibromyalgia patients, among others). It came to light that Dibs lives with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and has for some time. It also just happens that she is transgender. The intersection of layers of invisibility in Dibs’ life became a conversation, and Lauren couldn’t help but invite her on the show to share more. Uninvisible community, meet Dibs! Tune in as Dibs shares… how her early symptoms manifested that fatigue comes hand-in-hand with chronic pain, and that these symptoms create mental health concerns of their own that her pain was largely in her extremities — hands and feet about the Frankenstein shuffle, as experienced by RA patients typical age of onset for RA that she lived her early years as an out lesbian, and came out as transgender around the same time she was diagnosed with RA that her family was very supportive of her coming out that she experienced body dysmorphia in relation to her gender identity, and had difficulty looking at herself in the mirror…and that this identity confusion was compounded by the onset of RA, which made her even more confused and angry at her body that she has healed mentally with years of therapy that she is still legally known by her female-identifying first name, although she goes by “Dibs” — and that this can become an emotional hardship when being called at doctors’ offices and elsewhere that she had her breasts removed in 2012, and is uncomfortable showing her scars at certain doctors’ appointments because she fears the judgment of others that her treatment includes infusions of methotrexate, a cancer drug — but used in MUCH smaller doses for RA treatment, as well as Remicade (an immune suppressant) that RA is closely related to psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis that one of the most common complaints among RA patients is not wanting to take methotrexate infusions — but in many cases, it’s a necessity for quality of life that getting an RA diagnosis made her start taking much better care of herself that she fears smoking may have triggered her RA that there is a high prevalence of RA among first responders from 9/11 — and she lived directly across the river from the Twin Towers and was in NY in 2001 that she now plans each day around flares as they come and go that her treatments can cause gastrointestinal side effects, and that those can be difficult to work around day-to-day how difficult it is to have an invisible disability and maintain a 9-5 job that she has to plan her life around infusion scheduling — a constant 8-week cycle that the US healthcare system doesn’t help all people equally