Capital Gaines Book Review

Before I dive in and get all carried away with this review I think I should make it known that I am a huge fan of Chip and JoAnna Gaines.  Whether or not that had significant influence on my opinion of this book, I’m not sure.  Probably.  Either way, I thought it was worth mentioning.  With that being said…

I absolutely loved this book.  I was looking for an easy read while I was home on vacation and America’s Favorite Husband delivered.  His writing style was adorable.  That’s the best word I know to use.  If you are a fan of their show “Fixer Upper”, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that Chip writes almost exactly like he talks.  It’s like I could “hear him” saying every word I was reading.  The whole style had a down-home-good-ole-boy feel to it that felt relatable and understandable.  It wasn’t a hard read at all and I was able to make it through this book in a little under three days.  Like I said, it was just an easy read.

The story line was incredibly interesting.  Again, I was already a fan before I decided to read this book so that may have had some influence.  But learning the path taken by Chip and JoAnna was somewhat fascinating.  I was surprised to learn that they weren’t always the business moguls they are now and JoAnna had actually pursued a different career choice altogether before landing on interior design and changing the way the whole field worked.  He even lets us in on a few marriage secrets that were unexpected, but so sweet.  I found this part particularly interesting because I had always read articles on marriage that were written by other women.  Never men.  And hearing about how a man may think about things proposed a new dynamic for me.

I would describe this book as part self-help/motivational, part memoir.  What it says on the front jacket is exactly what it is about:  Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff.  Chip Gaines is fearless.  And he’s smart.  Trying to build my own business myself, I found this  book to be motivating, and heart warming. This book is filled with Faith and serves as a guide on how to have enough courage to lead a fearless life, trust your gut, and chase your dreams.  You’ll also learn some “tell all” facts about the ups-and-downs that lead the powerhouse couple to where they are now, the history of and their passion for the city of Waco (apparently it’s not all cults and Kool-Aid), and the story behind the Magnolia empire.

If you are looking for a quick, easy read, this is the book for you.  If you are looking for motivation, inspiration, and a different pace of “self-help”, this is the book for you.  Especially if you are a fan of Chip and JoAnna Gaines.  I don’t believe in coincidence, so when I saw this book three different times, in three different days, in three different states, I knew I needed to pick it up.  I’m so glad I did.

Here is a link where you can purchase this book on Amazon for under $15.  SCORE!

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