Before becoming a screenwriter and film director, Richard Murphy made a living renovating houses and apartments in Los Angeles. His years of work in the world of home renovation are the basis of his first novel, Confessions of a Contractor. Nate talks with Richard about his work both as writer and contractor, and the two share their takes on what it's really like to get tangled up in their clients' lives while working in their homes. Plus, Richard shares insights into the costs, problems and ups of downs of home renovation.
Published on September 03, 2008