Wow. Just Wow. I really, really loved this memoir! Chip Gaines wrote this book to inspire and motivate me. I know, I know…that’s not really true, but sometimes when you read a book, it feels like the author was thinking of how to motivate you, and that’s how this one felt to me.
I haven’t ever watched Fixer Upper, which is the TV show that Chip and his wife are known for, so I wasn’t drawn to this book because of the fame, I was drawn to it because of the blurb about hard work. It sounded interesting. But it’s not just interesting, it’s filled with commentary that really made me pause and think about my life and the way I am living it.
Chip asks early in the book that people don’t put this book in the business section, and I noticed that people are filing it that way on Goodreads. This is NOT a book about how to succeed in business. This is a book about how to take your life by the horns and live it to its fullest. It’s the only one you’ve got, so get everything you can out of it. It’s an absolutely amazing book, and I cannot explain just how much I loved it!
I listened to the audio of this book, and I would highly recommend it. Chip narrates this one, but it’s not just him! His parents each have a section, and his wife speaks. He really brought his whole network into the book, which is what he’s talking about in the book. Your network is there to support you, and you for them. It’s amazingly done!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend No Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn’t Come Easy