Rent Boy: How One Man Spent 20 Years Falling Off the Property Ladder

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Garrett County Press, Mar 20, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
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Before Pete May became a journalist he was a punk, struggling to find a decent flat in Thatchers' England. Only rent, landlords and asbestos stood between him and independent living. With Dexys Midnight Runners blaring from his speakers, May searched all of London for sane roommates and functional plumbing. Finding refuge in a group of like-minded Londoners, he was able to find comedy and hope amidst the cycle of packing boxes and heartbreak. This is a story of a real estate misfit -- one that should give strength to those working their way through the next rental application.

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About the author (2012)

Pete May is an author and journalist. Having finally clambered on to the property ladder in 2004 he now lives in north London with his wife, two daughters, a dog named Vulcan and a large collection of football programmes. As a journalist he has contributed to the Guardian, Observer and Independent and numerous other publications. He is an associate lecturer in sports journalism at the London College of Communication.

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