Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Houses/ Nicole Curtis/ 239 pages
Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Houses written by Nicole Curtis follows her life from a high school graduation to the present and how it led to rehabbing and her own television show. Nicole left Michigan for Tampa Florida with her then boyfriend. Working double jobs, waitressing double shifts, she bought her first house. Before the birth of her first child she relocated back home to Michigan. After some time bartending, and cleaning apartments and selling real estate she used her saving to buy a run down home to restore. She was discovered and offered a television show, Rehab Addict on HGTV. While Nicole's houses are loving restored, her life is one of chaos, often brought on by her own decisions. The reader will find that even a TV star can have the same problems that normal people encounter. It was interesting read in which the author revealed what she wanted revealed. If your looking for a book that follows the ins and outs of creating a TV show, this book only glosses over that aspect of Nicole's life.