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Better Than New

Better Than New

Author: Nicole Curtis

Pages: 224

Edition: Hardcover

List Price: $27.95

Published: Oct, 2016

Publisher: Artisan

ISBN: 9781579656676

Highest rank: #20 on 22nd, Oct 2016

First entered: 22nd, Oct 2016

Number of weeks: 1

Book Summary

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them.

Part celebrity memoir and part self-help book, Better Than New goes behind the scenes with an entrepreneurial single mom who worked her way from waitress/real estate agent to home renovation expert, preservationist, and television star. With eight chapters in the book—eight lessons told through her life story and through several of the homes she has remodeled—readers will get to see another side of Nicole Curtis, including the private and personal struggles that are not seen on TV. Working in Detroit and Minneapolis, Curtis has opened her fans’ eyes to the beauty of older homes and the value of reclaiming and reusing authentic original materials rather than sending dumpster loads to the local landfill. Curtis applies the same principles to her personal life—valuing old friends, rescuing dogs, and advocating for the wounded, the elderly, and the disadvantaged. Readers will find inspiration to apply to their own lives supplemented with never-before-seen photos of Curtis and the homes she renovates. Better Than New is a visual treat, packed with more than 75 color photographs from Curtis’s personal collection, ranging from family photos to before-and-after photos of the rehabbed homes’ interiors and exteriors.


Nicole Curtis

Name: Nicole Curtis

Hometown: ‎Lake Orion, Michigan

Born: Aug, 1976

About the author:

Nicole Curtis is the host of Rehab Addict that airs on HGTV and DYI networks. Curtis is in the home-restoration business, specifically historic structures that have been neglected for years. Curtis buys the properties and restores the homes' original appearances. She is a do-it-yourselfer by taking on much of the manual labor herself. Curtis lives in Detroit and is the mother of two.

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