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As a young handyman I understand, and can relate to a lot of the situations mentioned in this book. However the humour and facepalm moments give it a twist that I personally don't experience when doing my own projects. The writing style is rather informal compared to other books but that in itself made the book feel more like a conversation with an old buddy. I enjoyed every bit of it and would give it more stars if I could. I'd recommend this to anyone who works in trades or anyone who is or wants to be a handyman. There are things to learn in this book. Honestly I think anyone who wants a good laugh should read this. The stories are short, to the point and very entertaining.
This little book of misadventures is a real gem. For anyone who has owned a car, house or other equipment, we can see ourselves in most of these situations, and probably get reminded of our own disasters. Mostly the damage is to the ego and the wallet, so in the end we can laugh along with the author. The biggest lesson seems to be, you have to tackle these everyday challenges with a sense of humour. Hopefully there will be a second book that recounts some actual triumphs by our intrepid DIY’er!