A hilarious and relatable collection of anecdotes about home renovations and repairs for anyone who’s ever thought, “Sure, I can do that!”
B.S. Harris, a mostly retired, self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades with a knack for home improvements and creative money-saving schemes knows exactly what it’s like to hit a few challenges—and lose a few dollars—when tackling a project. Armed with a soldering gun, his trusty nine-foot ladder, and of course every handyman’s secret weapon—duct tape—his projects usually start out as simple chores but often turn into a costly disaster.
Sometimes he’s trying to do the right thing, like the time he wrecked his pool while saving some baby ducks. Other times, he channels his inner MacGyver: he once taped his hockey blade back onto his skate so he could finish his rec-league game, only to get suspended when it broke (again) for falling on the referee. But usually, he’s just trying to save a buck, like the time he accidentally destroyed an expensive car key fob because he wouldn’t pay the (outrageous) $10 fee to have the new battery professionally replaced, Brian’s life is often a costly comedy of errors.
Filled with funny and entertaining true stories from an average, relatable, everyday guy, The Cheap Handyman is sure to inspire you to pick up your toolkit and get fixing.
B.S. Harris is a retired father and husband. He grew up in an average, hard-working home and was the first in his family to earn a post-secondary degree. He is an amateur athlete and musician, and a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast. He and his very understanding family live in Southern Ontario, Canada.
“Let the door knobs fall off and the faucets drip and the electrical fires burn! Put down the fire extinguisher and pick up The Cheap Handyman, because this book is all the fix-it you need for your hurt home improvement ego. B.S Harris makes you feel instantly better about your own ineptitude, I promise. Also, can someone call 9-1-1 for me?”
– —Harrison Scott Key, author of The World's Largest Man and winner of the Thurber Prize
“There's no better way to avoid pain, expense, and embarrassment than by learning from somebody else’s mistakes.”
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