"You can pay big money for a self-esteem seminar, or you can buy yourself a cordless drill. I recommend the drill." With sass and savvy, Mag Ruffman enables readers to confront their fear of DIY projects and accomplish those nagging home repairs and improvements. Accompanied by lots of tips and photos, Ruffman covers a wide range of maintenance, repair, renovation, and upgrading projects. Full of quirky humor who doesn't enjoy using tools like a butt gauge or stud finder? -- and unconventional solutions (five-gallon buckets become makeshift stilts for a ceiling project), the book offers a common sense approach to common household woes. With refreshing candor, Ruffman shares her own mistakes, showing what can go wrong and that it's okay when it does. Her encouraging tone empowers readers to "unleash the do-it-yourself giant within" and tackle seemingly intimidating projects that would otherwise result in expensive repair bills.Ruffman, Mag is the author of 'How Hard Can It Be? Toolgirl's Favorite Repairs And Projects' with ISBN 9781582701356 and ISBN 1582701350.