Confessions of a Contractor (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 14, 2008 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Selected as a "sizzling beach read" by the New York Daily News, Richard Murphy's debut novel explains what it really means to be a full-service contractor.

Henry Sullivan has spent seventeen years renovating houses for wealthy women, and he owes his success to a few simple rules: don't take on too many jobs at once-and don't sleep with clients. Over the course of one complicated summer, Henry breaks those rules when he works on the houses of two very different women who used to be friends. Henry falls for both women, and finds himself erecting an emotional house of cards as he attempts to complete their jobs while piecing together the mysterious events that demolished the women's friendship.


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This appears to be a thinly veiled memoir of a contractor's exploits remodeling high-end houses in LA. It was amusing but the narrator has a snarky tone that grates after a while. The architectural and interior design details are interesting though. Read full review



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Richard Murphy has written for New Line Cinema, Sony/Revolution, and Universal Pictures. Before screenwriting, he renovated apartments and houses in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Murphy lives in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, with his wife, and he is currently in the market to buy a home. Visit his website at

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