You can’t seem to go anywhere anymore without seeing something related to Chip and Joanna Gaines.  I’ve watched their show Fixer Upper (quite) a few times and found Chip to be pretty funny, so I needed to give his book a read. He starts out by saying how he struggled with reading and writing so I am not sure how much of this he actually wrote – but the stories are certainly his because I am not sure anyone else would do some of the crazy things he does.

This book is also helpful to anyone who might want to be starting their own business – you can learn a lot from Chip’s mistakes and hopefully not have to make them yourself as well.

There’s some behind the scenes details too about his life with Jo, from when she was just his girlfriend and becoming his wife and mother to his children.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of four in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn’t quite work out as planned. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

Now a #1 New York Times bestselling book, Capital Gaines offers readers a ringside seat as Chip relives some of his craziest antics and the lessons learned along the way. His mentors taught him to never give up and his family showed him what it meant to always have a positive attitude despite your circumstances. Throw in a natural daredevil personality and a willingness to do (or eat!) just about anything, and you have the life and daily activity of Chip Gaines.

Capital Gaines is the perfect book for anyone looking to succeed not only in business but more importantly in life.