How Hard Can It Be?

Toolgirl's Favorite Repairs And Projects

How Hard Can It Be?

Foreword by: Steve Smith
"You can pay big money for a self-esteem seminar, or you can buy yourself a cordless drill. I recommend the drill." Only the ToolGirl can make unplugging a blocked drain entertaining! Mag Ruffman, with characteristic flair and attitude, encourages readers to confront their terror of household maintenance and accomplish those nagging home repairs and improvements. Whether you¿re a rank beginner, first-time homeowner, or an apartment-dweller who's fed up with a lazy super, you¿ll find the know-how in this book to accomplish your goals.
  • Atria Books/Beyond Words | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451663068 | 
  • October 2011

About the Author

Mag Ruffman
Photograph by Korby Banner

Mag Ruffman

Mag Ruffman is an author, television producer, writer, actress, and building contractor. She spent seven years as Olivia Dale on Disney’s beloved Avonlea and five seasons in a tool belt as host, creator, and producer of the fix-it classic A Repair to Remember and the workshop series Anything I Can Do, which now airs worldwide. She also created and hosted the groundbreaking relationship show Men On Women for W Network in Canada. In addition to How Hard Can It Be?, Mag also wrote the Canadian bestseller We're All in This Together, a conversation about life with Steve Smith, creator of the character Red Green.

Mag’s weblog and quirky home repair videos can be found online at, and a searchable database of her syndicated newspaper articles is available at Her weekly newspaper column appears across Canada in Sun Media newspapers.

Mag is also national spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity Canada and in her spare time she welds, snowshoes, attempts to write music, and geeks out on her macs.