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Author Curtis, Nicole, 1976- author.

Title Better than new / Nicole Curtis.

Publication Info. New York : Artisan, 2016.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  791.450233 CUR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  791.450233 CUR    DUE 11-19-19 LINKin OFF-SITE
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Description 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Mistakes Are Knowledge Waiting to Happen -- You Can't Always Choose What You Keep, but You Can Choose What You Let Go -- The Thing with Having a Big Mouth Is That You Have to Back It Up -- Own the Process or the Process Will Own You -- Sometimes You Have to Skip the Lemonade and Deal with the Lemons -- Passion Allows the Phoenix to Rise from the Ashes -- Live Your Normal, Because There Is No "Normal" -- Make Your Home, Friends, and Family Your Sanctuary.
Summary 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 bookeight lessons told through her life story and through several of the homes she has remodeledreaders 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 lifevaluing 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 Curtiss personal collection, ranging from family photos to before-and-after photos of the rehabbed homes interiors and exteriors.
Subject Curtis, Nicole, 1976-
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography.
Contractors -- United States -- Biography.
Rehab addict (Television program)
ISBN 9781579656676
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