Book News Former editor of Sunset magazine offers clear, sensible advice on how to solve a remarkable host of problems that includes malfunctions in a handheld computer, a broken doorbell, burn marks on the rug, and poor soil in the garden. Each solution is broken down into steps, with a list of tools and tips and, if appropriate, a clear drawing or diagram. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Simon and Schuster The Ultimate Repair Manual for Daily Life Finally -- the repair manual that does it all! Here, in one complete volume, are more than 550 do-it-yourself solutions for repairing, mending, undoing and otherwise fixing everything that falls apart, jams, breaks or goes wrong in your daily life. Offering much more than the usual home fix-it book, these pages are jam-packed with clever, simple fixes for an astounding variety of troubles you may encounter in life, from leaky pipes to lumpy gravy to problematic personal relationships. Find out how to: Fix Bad Credit ? Get Rid of Red-Eye in Photographs ? Patch a Gutter Leak Troubleshoot a Crashing Computer ? Remove Wine Stains ? Rescue a Crumbled Cake ? Fix Your Golf Swing...and much, much more. Written and designed in the same easy-to-use format as its bestselling predecessor How to Do (Just About) Everything, this invaluable collection includes concise instructions, helpful tips and checklists of everything you'll need. Plus, 300 original how-to illustrations make your job even faster and easier. This is the one book that no household should be without.