By Ann Kaplan

“I love to write–I love to incorporate humour in everything I do and am tickled when someone gets it.”

How to Be Successful in Spite of Yourself

In this deeply personal self-help book, CEO, award-winning entrepreneur, and “unhousewife” of the hit TV show The Real Housewives of Toronto, Ann Kaplan offers a behind-the-curtains view of her life and a holistic approach for working women to find success–covering everything from finances and entrepreneurship to relationships and physical health.

With her signature candor and wry wit, the struggling single mother of two and self-made millionaire empowers aspiring entrepreneurs and working women to identify roadblocks in their paths and dismantle them like a boss.

How to Be Successful in Spite of Yourself is an unapologetic manual that will galvanize readers to find tangible success and growth in their professional and personal lives.

If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry

Cosmetic Enhancement Humor

This wickedly funny collection will induce uncontrollable laughter and perhaps a few tears in every person who has doggedly pursued, or even just dabbled in, the promise of eternal youth.

Fashion Cares

As part of this year’s 25th anniversary celebration of Fashion Cares we are producing a spectacular 25 year retrospective, commemorative book (hardcover, 480 page, limited edition) celebrating the best of the past 25 years of Fashion Cares.

The fashion, music and people that have made Fashion cares an internationally renowned event are featured throughout the book.

It is insightful, colourful and is a tribute to the fashion industry, their caring and generous contribution over the past 25 years and to those who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT) and The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).

Best Practices

Managing and Marketing Your Cosmetic Medical Practice in Turbulent Times

Best Practices explains how, for the bold and the clever, an economic downturn is a golden opportunity. Ann Kaplan shows how to strategically navigate your way to a more efficient and profitable business model.


The INTERNet explains how cosmedic doctors can position themselves precisely where they want their patients to find them-on the first page of Google (or Bing or Yahoo!). Ann Kaplan will show you how to make the Internet work for you.

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Books also available at

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T. (416) 361-0032

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Toronto, ON M5R 2C7
T. (416) 920 0100

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