From his prep school days through his sojourn at Stanford University to his sudden starring career as a buppie Mr. Fixit on the cable TV series The Home Repair Show, Austin McMillan has only one thing on his mindwomen. In a diary chronicling his uproariously funny roller-coaster ride to maturity, he confides his adventures and misadventures with the opposite sex as he tries to make outand make itin a predominantly white world…
There's Ruthie, the "Kissing Cootie" from kindergarten; Jenny, the black Lolita who heats up his Martha's Vineyard summers; and Calista, the WASP from Rye, New York, who keeps him at one beautifully muscled arm's length.
There's Angelique, the sexy secretary and Essence magazine cover-girl he meets on his summer job; Jewelle, the Grenadian ethno-princess who thinks of him as "just a friend"; and Francesca, the beautiful Italian he loses his heart to. And then there are Shirley, Joanna, Didi, and Monica, the Professional Pretty Girls he meets on the hip, downtown party circuit in New York. All of these women obsess, tantalize, and baffle himuntil he grows enough to take a good look at himself, and begins to make some home repairs on a more personal level.