Gutted by Lawrence LaRose
Down to the Studs in My House, My Marriage, My Life

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In the course of a few short months, Lawrence LaRose got married, bought a decrepit house in Sag Harbor with his wife, and lost his job. This is the story of how, while negotiating a cash-strapped, divorce-teetering first year of marriage, this unemployed writer and Manhattanite ended up bluffing his way onto a Hamptons construction crew in order to learn the skills for what became an enormous home-and life-renovation.
Lawrence LaRose coauthored the internationally bestselling The Code: Time-Tested Secrets for Getting What You Want from Women - Without Marrying Them! and promptly forgot his own advice. He lives with his wife and son in the paint section at KMart.
"Raucous-and ultimately heroic."-New York Times
"Gutted is the tough-love version of every home renovation book you've ever read...Gutted is jaw-droppingly funny."-Rocky Mountain News
"If Dave Barry were to renovate a house, the resulting story might be something like Gutted."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"[Gutted] takes you beyond the simple bricks and mortar of home renovation to places the gang on This Old House wouldn't go at gunpoint...A must-read."-Hartford Courant
Also available: HC 1-58234-392-6 $24.95
 

About Lawrence LaRose

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Adrian Henri (1932-2000) was born in Birkenhead. He was a poet, painter, playwright, songwriter and occasional art critic, and regularly exhibits paintings. His publications include Collected Poems (1986), Wish You Were Here (1990), The Phantom Lollipop Lady and Rhinestone Rhino (poems for children, 1986 and 1989), Eric the Punk Cat and The Postman's Palace (1933 and 1990), and Box (poems for teenagers, 1990). His plays include: I Want (with Nell Dunn, 1986), The Husband, the Wife and the Stranger (BBC TV, 1986) and (with others) Fears and Miseries of the Third Term (1989).
 
Published December 6, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 290 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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