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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Emily Giffin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Emily Giffin, often where they are interviewed.

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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Emily Giffin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Emily Giffin, often where they are interviewed.

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Friends and Fiction with Emily Giffin

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Blockbuster bestseller Emily Giffin joins the Friends & Fiction authors to discuss giving up her law career to write, launching The Lies That Bind on the day of a nationwide social media blackout, and staying connected during the pandemic. https://www.emilygiffin.com/

Nov 04 2020 · 1hr 7mins
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How Emily Giffin Went From Lawyer to 10x New York Times Best Selling Author

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This week's incredible guest is Emily Giffin. She is a former lawyer and 10-TIME New York Times bestselling author. It wasn't until after law school when she had moved to Manhattan to work in a big law firm to pay back her loans, that she began writing in her spare time and dreamed of becoming a writer.    In 2001, she decided to quit and move to London to pursue her dreams full-time. It was there that she started writing her first breakout hit, Something Borrowed, which was turned into a movie that starred Kate Hudson and Jennifer Goodwin and John Krasinski. And the rest, as they say, is history!   While I'm so excited to talk to her all about her journey and her incredibly inspiring career as an author, I think her story is such a great example of the power of taking a risk. So often we're paralyzed by what we could lose that we fail to even consider the immense opportunities that we could gain if we just tried. Emily and I talk about how timing and luck has a part in all of our stories. But if she had never taken the chance, if she had never decided to take a risk that most people wouldn't take, she would've given up a career so many only dream of. And what a shame that would have been!    In this episode, we dive in to talk about her journey, her new book called The Lies That Bind (it is so good!), and so much more!
Jul 21 2020 · 46mins

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55: Duchess Meghan hater Emily Giffin is still canceled, Prince Andrew is finally getting scrutiny, but not for the right reasons

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Intro: Minutes 0 to 6:45

Royals: Minutes 6:45 to 25 Omid Scobie, who is publishing Finding Freedom in August, asked in Harper’s Bazaar why no royals have spoken out about Black Lives Matter because it’s a human rights issue and isn’t political at all. 

We got a new photo of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth which looks highly Photoshopped and like a proof of life photo. 

Minute 14: In May Author Emily Giffin posted text messages about Meghan after her cute video reading Duck Rabbit to Archie. We talked about that in episode 51. Back then Giffin called Meghan “phony,” “attention-seeking” and wrote that she seemed “annoyed” with Archie. Giffin  did a recent interview with the AP in which she didn’t apologize, called herself “unfiltered,” said “I need to be more careful about the impact of my words” and admitted that she was “mean.” Chandra thinks Giffin is trying to appeal to Kate fans. 

Minute 16:00: Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, is married to Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest son. She’s known for being quietly effective and is the Queen’s favorite. She did an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine where she said she hoped that Harry and Meghan were happy. Many people took that as shade, especially given how she actively ignored them on Commonwealth Day. It sounded like she was trying to stay neutral.

Minute 17:30: Kate hired a new private secretary to replace Catherine Quinn. Kate also zoomed into a rehab facility she last visited in 2012, saying it felt like only yesterday. It said so much about how she sees work. The Cambridges haven’t made a post-lockdown schedule like the royals in other countries. 

Minute 21:30: Prince Andrew is wanted for questioning by the US Department of Justice for his involvement with Epstein. They’re trying to accommodate him by saying he can sit for questioning in the UK, but he’s refusing. In his response, Andrew’s lawyers claimed that the DOJ lied when they said he had offered zero cooperation and that “they are perhaps seeking publicity.” Andrew’s version is that he has offered a witness statement. Chandra points out that Andrew had to step down because of his interview, not because he was raping trafficked teenagers.

JK Rowling: Minutes 25:00 to 30 JK Rowling went on a bizarre and ill-timed rant against transgender women. We think she should listen to experts and trans people and stop marginalizing an already marginalized group. Thankfully Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne and Emma Watson have posted defenses of transgender people.

Racism reckoning and awareness: Minutes 30:00 to 32 Due to racist incidents and a racist culture, The Bon Appetit editor resigned, the Crossfit CEO resigned, and Bravo has fired four people from Vanderpump Rules. Anna Wintour apologized to staff for her lack of diversity and inclusion. We talk about the cringey video by white celebrities saying they take responsibility.

User Feedback: Minutes 32:00 to 35

Comments of the Week: Minutes 35:00 to 38

Jun 14 2020 · 38mins
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LG QUICKIE: Emily Giffin

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Author Emily Giffin is here to rock Becca’s world but also talk about her long writing career, how she approaches character, what it’s like to be taken on vacation with everyone, and crossing over into Hollywood.

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Jun 11 2020 · 27mins

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Emily Giffin & 'The Lies That Bind': Complicated Conversations Series

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NO SPOILERS in this conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin discussing THE LIES THAT BIND.

*** Carinn & Kate introduce their conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin, whose tenth book, The Lies That Bind, was released last week. (:45)

*** Introducing Emily! We discuss what an incredible and unprecedented time we are all experiencing in this country and how, while it may be a challenging time to promote a book, she can use her platform to amplify the voices of others. (6:00)

*** All of Emily’s books start with a premise -- a central question -- and The Lies That Bind is no exception. Emily tells us about the book in her own words and what she sought to explore: how can we truly know someone else when we don’t know ourselves? (9:07) 

*** The Lies That Bind is set before and after 9/11 and explores a relationship and the choices her protagonist, Cecily Gardner, makes in that historical context. Kate shares a personal 9/11 connection with Emily and we discuss what happens when external events cause us to pause and reflect on the life we are living. (12:42)

***Carinn & Kate question who is the “good guy” and who is “the bad guy” in this novel and why Emily loves to explore this gray area in her fiction. Her characters are hard to love at times, but then again, aren’t we all? (19:40)

*** In the spirit of this podcast, we discuss how Cecily is a complicated woman and why Emily will always write books about real people living messy lives. After all, as humans, we are all the sum of our relationships. (23:20)

*** What does Emily think of the unlikable female protagonist in fiction and how far is she willing to go along that path in her own writing and her own life? (29:15)

*** Who are the complicated women that inspire Emily from real life or fiction? Listen to how Kate gets an unexpected shout out and how Carinn reminds Emily of Courtney Cox! (33:45)

*** We talk about love and ask Emily whether she thinks people should choose partners based on their head, heart, or sexual chemistry. Her answer is complicated and deep and we totally love it. (37:35) 

*** Emily has no regrets! She shares how she pivoted out of the law and into full-time writing, and how everything in her past was meant to be because timing and luck are everything. (44:36)

*** We had to ask Emily, a Pisces, about astrology, which led to a fascinating and mystical discussion of free will vs fate, two things that brought Carinn & Kate together at an Emily Giffin book signing of all places! (48:19)

*** The Lies That Bind is being developed for a limited series for TV and we have some casting suggestions! (52:37)

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @popfictionwomen and on Twitter @pop_women. To do a full deep dive, check out our website at www.popfictionwomen.com. Stay Complicated!

Jun 10 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Abigail Spencer, Amanda Palmer & Emily Giffin?

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It's an episode overflowing with relationships—those ending, those beginning and those confirming what we all already knew (before they were actually confirmed.) #Benana get Claires-inspired necklaces, Lena and Cynthia go Instagram story official, Heather Graham and Mystery Man stroll in matching masks, Emma Stone may have already gotten married (Zzzzzz), Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer break up...on Patreon (...and GoodReads)?, Ray J and Princess Love officially file for divorce and fully unrelatedly: OK! Magazine hates John Krasinski... We're just not sure why.

See you on Friday! Make sure you call us if we missed anything: 619-WHO-THEM.

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May 12 2020 · 1hr 13mins
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181: 05/11/20 - AUTHOR EMILY GIFFIN CALLS MEGHAN MARKLE ‘UNMATERNAL’ AND ‘PHONY’ ON BABY ARCHIE’S BIRTHDAY

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Zoë Kravitz wanted to ditch her famous last name, Author Emily Giffin is NOT here for Meghan Markle, even on baby Archie's birthday and is Anderson Cooper co-parenting with his ex?! Tune in to today's Dish Nation for some sizzlin' celebrity tea!
May 11 2020 · 20mins
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Ep.05 // Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

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Part of what makes life so exciting are the twists and turns. Things never seem to work out exactly how we plan. There are so many unforeseen challenges and rewards when we allow ourselves to be ourselves without judgement and discover life in the process. My conversation with Emily Giffin was illuminating. 

From the time Emily was in 1st grade, growing up in Chicago, she knew she wanted to be an author. However, that's not how her professional career started. Her journey includes practical decisions, crushing defeat, and never letting go of her life long dream.

In 2001, Emily retired from the legal profession and moved to London to pursue her dreams where she wrote the first of her nine #1 New York Times bestsellers, Something Borrowed. Her other novels include: Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, The One & Only, First Comes Love, and All We Ever Wanted.

Join me on this episode as Emily shares about transitioning from the miserable life of corporate law to being one of the biggest selling women's fiction authors writing today and how she became who she was MADE To Be.

You can visit her at: www.EmilyGiffin.com

Facebook: facebook.com/emilygiffinfans
Twitter: @emilygiffin
Instagram: @emilygiffinauthor

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Jul 03 2019 · 1hr 1min
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Emily Giffin: Something Borrowed, Something Lawyered, and Something Written

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"All writers are neurotic and somewhat miserable." :)

Emily Giffin, author of major hit novels such as Something Borrowed (adapted for the screen and hit theaters in May 2011, starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski.), and eight others - well, she is one of my writing heroes.

Her books, all filled with endearingly flawed characters and emotional complexity, have resonated deeply with both critics and readers around the world, achieving bestseller status in a number of countries, including the United States (#1), Canada (#1), United Kingdom, France, Brazil and Poland (#1). The books have been translated into thirty-one languages, with over eleven million copies sold worldwide. In addition, five of her novels have been optioned for the big screen and are in various stages of development. 

Emily Giffin, a Chicago native, graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, she moved to Manhattan and practiced litigation at a large firm for several years while she paid back her school loans, wrote a novel in her very limited spare time, and dreamed of becoming a writer. 

Despite the rejection of her first manuscript, Giffin persisted, retiring from the legal profession and moving to London to pursue her dreams full time. It was there that she began writing Something Borrowed(2004), a story of a young woman who, upon turning thirty, finally learned to take a risk and follow her heart. One year later, Giffin’s own gamble paid off, as she completed her manuscript, landed an agent and signed a two-book deal on both sides of the Atlantic. The following summer, Something Borrowed, hailed as a “heartbreakingly honest debut” with “dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity and genuine warmth,” became a surprise sensation, and Giffin vowed never to practice law again.

Dubbed a “modern day Jane Austen” (Vanity Fair) and a “dependably down-to-earth storyteller” (New York Times), Giffin has since penned six more New York Times bestsellers, Something Blue (2005), Baby Proof (2006), Love the One You’re With (2008), Heart of the Matter (2010), Where We Belong (2012), The One & Only (2014) and First Comes Love (2016).  

Giffin now resides with her husband and three children in Atlanta. Her ninth novel, All We Ever Wanted, was released on June 26, 2018.

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Apr 11 2019 · 47mins
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Emily Giffin on Living The Life You Want

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Dubbed a “modern-day Jane Austen,” byVanity Fair, author Emily Giffin has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her bestselling novels. Her books have been translated into 31 languages and sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. Her latest book, All We Ever Wanted, is out now. On this episode, Emily talks about the creative process and finding the courage to pursue your dreams.

Sep 06 2018 · 47mins
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