We’ve told you about Cara Brookins‘s inspiring memoir, RISE: How a House Built a Family, in which she escaped an abusive marriage by building a house from the foundation up using only YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan, and her four children as a work crew.
Now home-improvement meets self-improvement in the Raise My Roof podcast, hosted by Cara Brookins!
Cara talks to experts, authors, activists, and her kids about inspiration, happiness, resilience, trauma, purpose, entrepreneurship, success, and more.
Listen to episode 1 on iTunes, and subscribe if you like what you hear.
Praise for RISE: How a House Built a Family:
“In this honest, tough memoir, Brookins documents how building a home for herself and her four children created a pathway out of domestic abuse and into a new life. Brookins deftly narrates the extreme learning curve the family experienced during the construction process, while putting a family back together again.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Brookins’ rousing memoir beautifully illustrates how one family can look apprehension dead in the eye and scoff at it. For readers looking for inspiration to accomplish a daunting task, they need look no further than Brookins’ highly engaging and encouraging book.” — Booklist
“…Brookins draws a compelling picture of overcoming adversity and battling against problems from the past that continued to threaten the new life they built. …An inspiring memoir of absolute determination.” — Kirkus Reviews
RISE: How a House Built a Family will be available from St. Martin’s Press and Macmillan Audio on January 24, 2017.