Samantha Ettus interviews entrepreneur and TV star Bethenny Frankel

Jun 26, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Fans of the The Real Housewives of New York City who enjoy the sharp wit and scathing tongue of Bethenny Frankel would be surprised to know that the reality of Bethenny is her entrepreneurship and drive for success. She parlayed her apartment based cookie business into a role on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, where she came in runner-up and enjoyed her first taste of fame.

Now the central figure in Bravo's Real Housewives series, Bethenny has capitalized on her reality fame by instantly hitting the New York Times bestseller list with her first book Naturally Thin and launching a successful line of baked goods, liquor and clothing. Bethenny is an entrepreneur with extraordinary drive and instinct and that is why I'm Obsessed with Bethenny Frankel.