What is Book Smart?

In each episode of Book Smart, co-hosts and personal development junkies Melissa and Em share what they learn and love from one of their favorite self-help books.

Whether discussing the latest best-seller or a blast from the past – on topics like happiness, success, habits, relationships, growth, and change – Book Smart is here to help you read your way to a better you.


Who’s behind the mic? 🤓

Meet the co-hosts!

Both oldest daughters and Obligers (not sure what this means? Check out Episode 1!), Em and Melissa share a passion for self-improvement, brunch, Harry Potter, and Sundays spent combining all three – or recording the Book Smart podcast! 


Melissa Guller

Melissa is the Head of Marketing Engagement at Teachable. She also teaches classes with General Assembly and Skillshare, and she’s obsessed with spreadsheets. (Yes, really.)

Her current book recommendation is The Art of Gathering.


Emily Hammel-Shaver

Em owns her own business as a copywriter and Squarespace web designer at Lumos Communications. She also runs the online dating advice site, MenAskEm.com.

Her current book recommendation is Atomic Habits.