A new year, a new approach to this page, updated regularly to keep in touch with you. Here’s what’s happening:

1. The audiobook of “Loose Woman” read by my humble self is now available here. The print and e-book can be ordered from your local bookstore, such as Ben McNally Books.

2. If you did or didn’t like “Loose Woman,” please let me know. And if you think your book club would enjoy reading a vivid memoir and Zooming with its author, please email me. I’d love to hear from you.

3. My January 2 article in the Globe has gone viral.

4. Life Stories I, starting at U of T on Jan. 19, is full. The spring term begins in May.

Best wishes and happy new year,

bethkaplan-name

 

 


Announcing my new memoir: Loose Woman: my odyssey from lost to found. Now also available as an audiobook, read by the author.

Martha Henry, Canada’s leading actress, said, “I loved it! Fascinating reading. Beth’s journey from actor to writer is highly intriguing; the sojourn in France, the heart and soul of the book. Beth is a brilliant talent.”

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In 1979, Canadian actor Beth Kaplan surprised herself by agreeing to live and work for four months in a community of intellectually disabled men in Provence. Her memoir Loose Woman, an intimate, sometimes hilarious tale with an unforgettable cast of characters, tells of her astonishing transformation from sexually adventurous, quasi-alcoholic actor into a resolute young woman embarking on a brand-new life.

PRAISE FROM READERS

“I loved reading this hugely enjoyable book, page turning and honest. And it’s funny! Any woman torn between motherhood and career will identify with this.” DAME HARRIET WALTER

“An amazing journey of the self. The writing is a joy, full of insight and humour. A beautiful, heartbreaking/heart-mending story.” SUZETTE COUTURE, screenwriter and producer

“Compulsive reading with very funny moments. Highly readable, entertaining, very moving.” ALAN STRATTON, multi-prize-winning author

“How very much to admire in these pages from a writer of such ability, who recreates ordinary moments from her experience with exacting clarity, ease and grace.” WAYSON CHOY, multi-prize-winning author

The print book can be ordered by your local bookstore, like Ben McNally or Chapters/Indigo, which will in turn order it from the distributor Ingram. Or: order your copy here.


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True to Life: 50 steps to help you tell your story by Beth Kaplan

True To Life
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you tell your story

 

All My Loving

All my Loving
Coming of Age with
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Link to books and reviews