Nicole curtis is the tough, charismatic dynamo who for the past twenty years has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, soulful, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, better Than New is a journey ineight chapters—each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life—that takes readers to the place we all want to be: home.
Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes and How They Saved Me #ad - Better than new reveals what’s not seen on tv—curtis’s personal battles and her personal triumphs, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, her life as a single mother, two rescue dogs, her complicated relationships, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a megahit television show while keeping up with two kids, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists.
And also, in the process, drawing millions of fans to her television show, Rehab Addict, where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. With hersignature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every reader will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself.
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It Was Me All Along: A MemoirClarkson Potter #ad - More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world.
A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. It was me all along takes andie from working class boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite but modest bowls of handmade pasta.
It Was Me All Along: A Memoir #ad - Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake.
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Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale: Building Our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters, and LoveStorey Publishing #ad - Blending practical information with lively personal memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the wryly funny, heartwarming story of their eventful journey—from buying an unforgiving plot of land on an eroding cliff to finally enjoying the lakeside hideaway of their dreams. Chronicles the family’s route from a scenic dream with a modest budget to designing and building, to filling the space with family, to a rejected blank-check purchase offer from a slickster driving an Italian-made car.
A carpenter’s humorous story of building a cabin on Lake Superior with his family—“part how-to, part memoir and part love story” Minneapolis Star-Tribune. When carpenter spike carlsen and his wife set out, they quickly realize that painting, to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior, parenting, with their recently blended family of five kids, and putting up drywall all come with both frustrations and unexpected rewards.
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WildflowerDutton #ad - It includes tales of living in her first apartment as a teenager and how laundry may have saved her life, happy, saying good-bye to her father in a way only he could have understood, getting stuck under a gas station overhang on a cross-country road trip, and many more journeys and lessons that have led her to the successful, and healthy place she is today.
Wildflower #ad - Actress drew barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present—told from the place of happiness she's achieved today—in this heart-stirring New York Times bestseller that InStyle called “deeply thoughtful and fun. Wildflower is a portrait of drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences she’s had throughout her life.
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My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and DebbieWilliam Morrow #ad - His book, part memoir, part homage, celebrates their legacies through a more intimate, poignant, and often hilarious portrait of these two remarkable women than has ever been revealed before. With thirty-two pages of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from his family’s private archives, Todd’s book is a love letter to a sister and a mother, and a gift to countless fans who are mourning the deaths of these two unforgettable stars.
Thanks to his funny, his own man, talent, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, Todd remained down to earth, no-nonsense mother, loving, but always close to his cherished mom, or spirit. Now, todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days.
My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie #ad - . The stunned public turned for solace to debbie’s only remaining child, Todd Fisher, who somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief. The son of "america’s sweethearts" Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd grew up amid the glamorous wealth and pretense of Hollywood.
A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of carrie fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia. In december 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours.
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How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone ElseAvery #ad - Behind the scenes at one of america’s most intriguing businesses, and, a family begins to heal, thanks to his unlikely mentor, an inspiring friendship is born, Michael Gill at last experiences a sense of self-worth and happiness he has never known before. Watch a quickTime trailer for this book. In his fifties, michael gates gill had it all: a mansion in the suburbs, a six-figure salary, a wife and loving children, and an Ivy League education.
Now in paperback, the national bestselling riches-to-rags true story of an advertising executive who had it all, then lost it all—and was finally redeemed by his new job, and his twenty-eight-year-old boss, at Starbucks. But fate brings an unexpected teacher into his life who opens his eyes to what living well really looks like.
How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else #ad - But in a few short years, he lost his job, got divorced, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With no money or health insurance, he was forced to get a job at Starbucks. Having gone from power lunches to scrubbing toilets, from being served to serving, Michael was a true fish out of water. The two seem to have nothing in common: She is a young African American, the daughter of a drug addict; he is used to being the boss but reports to her now.
For the first time in his life he experiences being a member of a minority trying hard to survive in a challenging new job. He learns the value of hard work and humility, as well as what it truly means to respect another person.
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My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A MemoirHarper Wave #ad - A story of the fragility of the mind, a love story that raises profound questions: how do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, Lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, radiant with compassion, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, above all, and written with dazzling lyricism, and the tenacity of the human spirit, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.
. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe. International bestsellera heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance.
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir #ad - But, giulia had another breakdown, soon after Jonas was born, and then a third a few years after that. When giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco.
Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. Eventually, giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son.
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The Audacity of Inez Burns: Dreams, Desire, Treachery & Ruin in the City of GoldRegan Arts. #ad - From inez’s riveting tale of glamour and tragedy, he has created a brilliant, compulsively readable portrait of an unforgettable woman during a moment when America’s pendulum swung from compassion to criminality by punishing those who permitted women to control their own destinies. In the audacity of Inez Burns, Stephen G.
. Bloom, the author of the bestselling Postville, reveals a jagged slice of lost American history. The vivid, rags-to-riches millionairess and the ruthless politician who pursued her, scandal-filled story of a shrewd, told against the effervescent backdrop of america’s golden city—san francisco. San francisco, was a city that lived by its own rules, until the mid-1940s, fast and loose.
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Inez’s illegal business bestowed upon her power and influence—until a determined politician by the name of Edmund G. Inez Burns was different. Pat brown—the father of current California Governor Jerry Brown—used Inez to catapult his nascent career to national prominence.
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Love, Lucy Berkley Boulevard Celebrity AutobiographyBerkley #ad - This is her story—in her own words. The story of the ingenue from jamestown, determined to go to Broadway, destined to make a big splash, New York, bound to marry her Valentino, Desi Arnaz. No comedienne had made america laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world's best-loved performers.
Here’s Lucy. The comic actress in her own words. Intensley moving. San francisco Chronicle“Filled with light and laughter. New york times Book Review. And, with a heartfelt happy ending, her enduring marriage to Gary Morton. Here is the lost manuscript that her fans and loved ones will treasure. Here is the life.
Love, Lucy Berkley Boulevard Celebrity Autobiography #ad - In her own inimitable style, she tells of their life together—both storybook and turbulent; intimate memories of their children and friends; wonderful backstage anecdotes; the empire they founded; the dissolution of their marriage. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life.
Here is the laughter. The new york times bestsellerthe one and only autobiography by the iconic Lucille Ball, hailed by TV Guide as the “#1 Greatest TV Star of All Time.
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The Liars' Club: A MemoirPenguin Books #ad - Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet's ear. Oprah. Com the new york times bestselling, hilarious tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah. Com calls the best memoir of a generation. The liars’ club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form.
The Liars' Club: A Memoir #ad - D. Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. This unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” USA Today today as it ever was. Salinger’s—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all.
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Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost—and MyselfBlackstone Publishing #ad - Lostness” doesn’t only apply to losing the trail. They won’t get paid even a bag of kibble for their efforts, yet they launch dozens of missions to rescue the missing or recover the remains of victims of nature and crime. Training with tasha in the field to find, recover, and rescue the lost became Susan’s passion.
Susan eventually learns to truly communicate with Tasha by seeing the world through her dog’s nose. As the first female team in a male-dominated search-and-rescue community, they face resistance at every turn. With the face of a baby bear and the temperament of an NFL linebacker, Tasha constantly tests Susan’s determination to transform her into a rescue dog.
People can get lost in a relationship, a business, or a life. Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and getting married to a new husband, thirty-three-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way. Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in Colorado will improve her life.
Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost—and Myself #ad - But it was also her circumstance—she was in many ways as lost as anyone she ever pulled out of an avalanche or found huddled in the woods. When she learns about avalanches that bury people without warning, she challenges herself: “What if I teach a dog to save lives?” This quest propels her to train the best possible search dog, vowing to never leave anyone behind.
With no clue how to care for a houseplant, she chooses a five-week-old Labrador retriever, let alone a dog, Tasha. Susan and tasha jockey for alpha position as they pursue certification in avalanche, water, and wilderness recovery.
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