Nicole Curtis, star of the HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, writes her first book about her life, the homes she renovates, and the lessons learned along the way. 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.
Nicole Curtis is the host of the HGTV and DIY Network hit Rehab
Addict, which has been on the air since 2010. A native of Lake
Orion, Michigan, Curtis moved to Tampa, Florida, after graduating
high school. There she bought her first home: an ugly, inexpensive
1945 ranch. She taught herself basic carpentry, plumbing, tiling,
and painting, and completely remodeled the home, selling it for a
profit. That first house launched her on a path that ultimately led
to adding real estate agent, interior designer, and successful
entrepreneur to her resume. She has rescued landmark homes in
Minneapolis, Detroit, Atlanta, and Los Angeles from the wrecking
ball, and helped LeBron James turn around his family's neighborhood
in Akron, Ohio.
Curtis's high-profile career as a real estate speculator and historic renovation expert is secondary to her role as a single mom to 18-year-old Ethan and 9-month-old Harper.
"The book satisfies the curiosity about Nicole's life that fans
have been craving. . . . Written in Nicole's signature
down-to-earth but hold-no-punches style, the prevalent message is
to always look at the glass as half full--or, more appropriately,
look at the falling-down house as half standing."
"There's nothing staged about Rehab Addict star Nicole Curtis's real life. In her new book, Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes (And How They Saved Me), Curtis opens up about her colorful, and sometimes troubling, past. . . . But the HGTV star also writes about how she manages to be strong for herself and her kids through it all."
"For the first time, Curtis pulls back the curtain of her life to reveal troubled relationships, how she rose from Hooters waitress to TV star, and the lessons she's learned along the way. . . . Her book is your chance to find out her side of the story. . . . Filled with fun personal photos."
--The Detroit News, Best Home Books of 2016
"Inspiring. . . . .Curtis' energy, grit and love for the hustle are infectious."