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Name:  Lou Manfredini  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1964


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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.

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