New Memoir Explores How Recovery Is Like Remodeling a House


By John Lavitt

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After putting herself and her family through years of hell, Hope Andersen found the faith to put her life back together.

InĀ How to Remodel a Life, reality makeover shows become the innovative model for helping a person find a sustainable path to long-term recovery from both destructive drinking and mental illness. A graduate of Wellesley College (B.A) and Yale Divinity School (M.A.R.), Hope Andersen came back from the brink to publish her first novel at the age of 60. Moving beyond her struggles with alcoholism and bipolar disorder, she found a way to put her life back together and express her inner voice.

Wanting to help others struggling with the same challenges, Andersen constructs her new memoir as a…click here to continue readingĀ