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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
There is nothing like a personal crisis to put your life into perspective and make you look at your life, behaviors, and actions with a fresh outlook. Hope Anderson has faced many challenges in her life; bipolar and a lack of self-worth resulted in years battling addiction and abusive relationships which sent her hurtling on a downward spiral, resulting in an attempt on her life. In How to Remodel a Life, Hope Andersen shares her personal story and the twelve steps that helped remodel every aspect of her life, from relationships, spirituality, career, and both mental and physical health. Discover what it means to 'unplant' yourself from your old ideas and misconceptions. Learn how to finally clear away the dust and debris of your life and give yourself the curb appeal that will bring abundance, happiness, and your own personal success.
How to Remodel a Life by Hope Andersen is definitely not another self-help book from a self-confessed guru; this book is different on so many levels. Suffering from bipolar and addiction, she pours her heart and soul out onto each page, never with blame or self-pity, but with a brutal honesty that is inspirational. Her eloquent style of writing evoked so many emotions, from joy when she began to write again to the heartbreak as I followed her desperate search for acceptance and love. Hope writes from the heart and explains life's challenges in such a way that makes complete sense. The toolkits at the end of each chapter were detailed, helpful, and easy to implement; my particular favorites were Surrender and Curb Appeal. The techniques were invaluable, too numerous to list, and absolutely golden. Hope is an inspiration. Throughout life, you experience pivotal moments that are sent to teach you a valuable lesson and I feel this book is one of those moments. An exceptional book.