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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lou Manfredini  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964


-- Website -- http://www.homeimprovementminutes.com
-- Lou Manfredini on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=lou+manfredini


Illinois Connection

Biographical and Professional Information

Lou Manfredini started working in a hardware store when he was thirteen years old. He worked as a carpenter’s apprentice in college and opened his own construction company in Chicago in 1985. His media career began ten years later when he pitched the idea of a call-in show to a local radio station. WGN-AM picked up the show, and Mr. Fix-It was born.


Published Works

    House Smarts, Ballantine Books, 2004Bath Smarts, Ballantine Books, 2004Kitchen Smarts, Ballantine Books, 2004


Selected Titles At Your Library

Lou Manfredini's house smarts /
ISBN: 0345449894. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books,. New York :. 2004, ©2002.

Explains how to buy, maintain, and live comfortably in a house, covering plumbing, electricity, windows, flooring, construction, decorating, and insulation.

Lou Manfredini's bath smarts :
ISBN: 0345449908. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books,. New York :. 2004.

Make over your bathroom with minimum full.

Lou Manfredini's kitchen smarts :
ISBN: 0345449886. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books,. New York :. 2004.

Make over your kitchen with minimum fuss.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Lou Manfredini lives in Chicago with his wife and family.