I’m dictating this submit by way of Siri as a result of, after seeing the quilt of a brand new guide by Fixer Higher star Chip Gaines, I can not learn or write. It’s referred to as Capital Gaines: Sensible Issues I Realized Doing Silly Stuff, and can most likely be as (if not extra) profitable than his and spouse Joanna’s first guide, The Magnolia Story, which has sold over 1.three million copies.
I watched this Right now present clip throughout which the quilt was revealed in hopes that Chip and Joanna would shed somewhat extra gentle on the contents of the guide (might it actually simply be about Chip doing silly stuff?), however they spend a lot of the section discussing the quilt images. “I really wanted it to be about me and the expression that I wanted to capture,” Gaines stated of the picture, which he says was “an ad lib moment” taken on his means to the picture shoot.
Since Right now was no assist, I used to be compelled to learn—excuse me, compelled to have Siri learn me—this official press launch. Capital Gaines, it writes, “will delve deeper into Chip’s story and what makes him who he is today.” Right here, learn extra:
“I couldn’t be more excited to share some of the experiences (read: DUMB decisions) in my life that have led to some of my biggest breakthroughs in business,” Chip says. “I want people to know that they can take risks in life and achieve what they think is impossible, even with a few bumps in the road along the way.” His mentors taught him to by no means surrender and his household confirmed him what it meant to all the time have a constructive angle regardless of your circumstances. Throw in a pure daredevil character and a willingness to do (or eat!) absolutely anything, and you’ve got the life and day by day exercise of Chip.
I get why studying huge dumb fool can pinball by way of a Rube Goldberg machine of dangerous life choices and find yourself with a wildly profitable profession, loving household, and hit present on HGTV is inspirational in idea, however is it actually that enjoyable to examine if it hasn’t occurred to you? What should you’ve made fewer dumb choices than Chip Gaines, taken extra dangers, and ended up with nothing however debt and disappointment? Wouldn’t studying a guide straight out of a Christopher Visitor film with a canopy picture of a dopey, thousand-yard stare make you are feeling such as you’re the one unfortunate individual on this complete depressing universe?
It’s not that I’ve any issues with Chip and Joanna Gaines (past their association with a church that promotes conversion remedy), it’s that “Whoops We Tripped Right Into This Goldmine” is a style of aspirational writing that I’ll by no means perceive.
Capital Gaines hits bookshelves October 17.