Confessions of a Contractor, by Richard Murphy
The story is about a contractor in L.A., remodeling homes of the wealthy. It has some sex and scandal in it, but I wouldn’t say that’s what the book is about. The main character tells stories of past clients – insights into how the remodeling affects their lives by what he observes, and also from instances where he becomes involved. He also shares hints from the trade. I was surprised at how much the book really did talk about remodeling – it made me wish I still had those stacks of Architectural Digest magazines that I collected in high school.
I enjoyed it. Good random pick.