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
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Published December 6, 2008
by Bloomsbury USA.
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