Josey Vogels Bio
Josey Vogels is the author of the nationally syndicated sex column, My Messy Bedroom, and the dating advice column, Dating Girl. With half a million readers coast-to-coast, Josey is Canada’s most widely read sex and relationships columnist.
She has also published five popular books, including the latest, Bedside Manners: Sex Etiquette Made Easy(Harper Collins, 2004)
Her fourth book, The Secret Language of Girls, has been described as “the ultimate insider’s guide to the world of female communication.” It has been translated into several languages and made into an hour-long documentary directed and co-written by Tara Johns.
Entertainment Weekly described her third book, Dating: A Survival Guide from the Frontlines, as “a compelling combination of breezy advice and real-life horror stories.” Two books based on Josey’s MMB columns have also been published.
Josey’s trademark is her ability to mix practical advice and biting wit together with a no-nonsense approach to the mysteries and pleasures of modern love and courtship. The Globe and Mail described her as “far more raw than Dr.Ruth and infinitely less clinical than Masters and Johnson…what really distinguishes her from the endless reams of trash writers is the personal nature of her writing.”
She laid the groundwork for her future career as a sex and relationships columnist cruising around rural Ontario as a teenager listening to AC/DC, and basically giving her parents and seven brothers and sisters plenty to worry about. My Messy Bedroom made its debut in the Montreal weekly, Hour magazine, early in 1994. Her frank and informative style was immediately evident and won her steady praise. The Montreal Gazette described Josey’s writing style as “funny and irreverent but always respectful.”
Based on her columns, 26 episodes of the Gemini-nominated television series, My Messy Bedroom, aired on The Women’s Television Network in the 2001/02 season. Hosted by Josey, this uninhibited and unconventional real life talk show was nominated for a Gemini award and described by Antonia Zerbisias of theThe Toronto Star as “ Sex and the City but with real women with real sex lives.”
Josey has made also appearances on MuchMusic, CHUM CITY, NBC, The Life Network and CBC. Following the launch of the My Messy Bedroom website, Josey’s sage and fresh perspective on dating and relationships has been sought out by magazines such asFlare, Glamour, Shift and Cosmopolitan.
Often talked about and widely debated, Josey is regarded as one of the most original and compassionate voices in her field. She has taken this voice to college and university audiences across Canada and was nominated as Lecturer Of The Year for 2002 by COCA, the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities.