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 BUY IT NOW 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 do Drunk Mom to LD Entertainment in 2013.

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

I also published a bunch of short stories. Like, here. Or here. CAN’T BUY THOSE BUT READ THEM

For fun, I read, ride my bike, make music mixes, wander around, and take pictures. IF YOU WANNA BUY IT BUY IT

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. BUY IT ALL

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