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Poland, kitchen, 1984

My name is Jowita Bydlowska and I was born in Warsaw, Poland. I moved to Canada as a teenager. Currently, I live in Toronto. I wrote a bestselling memoir called Drunk Mom  published by Doubleday Canada and HarperCollins Australia (2013) & Penguin USA (2014). (The book is also self-published in the U.K.) I’ve sold movie and TV rights to Drunk Mom to LD Entertainment in 2013.

My novel GUY (Buckrider Books) came out in October, 2016 and people liked it.  

I also publish short stories. Like here. Or here. Or here. Or here. (This one was picked for Best Canadian Short Stories 2017.)

For fun, I read, ride my bike, make music mixes, wander around, and take pictures

As a journalist, I mainly write about culture, social issues and mental health. I’ve been published in the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Salon magazine, The Times UK, Elle, FASHION, Chatelaine, Hazlitt, THIS magazine, etc. I write an occasional column for the cbc.ca on the topic of mental health. I’m a frequent contributor to The Fix magazine. I’ve never been published by VICE except when I trolled them twice back in my 20s. I’m funnier in person.

 

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Canada, bathroom, 2017
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Poland, pole, 2016 (my old neighbourhood)

 

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