9 December, 2022

What’s Under Our Tree: Six Great Books to Give This Holiday Season

Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff, By Chip Gaines

Unless you don’t own at TV, you likely haven’t been able to avoid Fixer Upper, HGTV’s ratings sensation that follows Chip Gaines and his wife Joanna who find aforementioned fixer uppers for their clients and deconstruct, renovate and revise until everything is farmhouse, (a popular decor style) or whatever it is that the homeowners are currently obsessed with.

The dynamic between the couple is undeniably sweet. They come off as genuine and generous and consummate hard workers. It’s all that hard work (the TV show, now in it’s fifth and final season, a real estate company, the bakery, the store, the magazine and the upcoming restaurant) that have made the Gaineses successful. In Capital Gaines, readers get a glimpse into how Chip Gaines’s accidental business plans, coupled with luck and opportunities he made for himself led to hit and miss business endeavors and, eventually, a brand that keeps the couple and their employees very busy.

Capital Gaines is a biography that is funny, smart and as genuine as the couple seems to be. Pick up this clever book for the DIY-er or Fixer Upper fan in your life.

From the publisher:

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.


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