A bestseller in its
native Canada, Drunk Mom is a gripping, brutally honest memoir of
motherhood in the shadow of alcoholism.
Three years after giving up drinking, Jowita Bydlowska found
herself throwing back a glass of champagne like it was ginger ale. It was a
special occasion: a party celebrating the birth of her first child. It also
marked Bydlowska’s immediate, full-blown return to crippling alcoholism.
In the gritty and sometimes grimly comic tradition of the
bestselling memoirs Lit by Mary Karr and Smashed by Koren
Zailckas, Drunk Mom is Bydlowska’s account of the ways substance abuse
took control of her life—the binges and blackouts, the humiliations, the
extraordinary risk-taking—as well as her fight toward recovery as a young
mother. This courageous memoir brilliantly shines a light on the twisted logic
of an addicted mind and the powerful, transformative love of one’s child.
Ultimately, it gives hope, especially to those struggling in the same way. Download and start listening now!