My friend Stevie Smith wrote a book. It's called "Joe Public" and you can buy it here.
Through parental guidance amounting to a dictatorial father with an unnerving fondness for the Nazis, and a beleaguered, out of touch mother who believes Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes are a 60's Motown combo...Joe's choices in life are nothing if not his own.
So facing a world fraught with blinding confusion and fearful, unavoidable evolution, where can Joe go but forward? Sex, travel, education, siblings, crime, sex, illness, careers, and sex. It's all his to figure out via an ill balanced blend of ignorance and innocence.
Joe's journey is a touching, exploratory novel of growing pains and personalised global positioning told with a firm grip on the handles of humour and relation.
A fictionalised biography, "Joe Public" is S. J. Smith's first novel
It's not about home renovations, but I'm sure it's a great read (and I did the cover art)!!!