Chip Gaines Is Writing a Memoir

Photo via AP.
Photo via AP.

The unstoppable march of the Gaines family continues, as Chip announces he is publishing a memoir, Capital Gaines.

People reports that, “Capital Gaines: The Smart Things I Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff highlights the many leaps of faith the serial entrepreneur has taken throughout his life and career.” Gaines announced on Instagram, “I’ve done so many dumb things in my day that I had enough material to write a book…so I did!” Which is a more persuasive pitch than many memoirs, though if you look at the Amazon description, it sounds like “I’m a successful entrepreneur, and now you can too!” fare, with some heavy Christian bookstore-friendly inspirational vibes:

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.

In Capital Gaines, we walk alongside him as he 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.


The question here is: Where is Joanna Gaines’ book? The couple has already released a joint work, The Magnolia Story. But it seems a pretty safe bet that minute Joanna releases a big lavish expensive coffee table guide to the Magnolia lifestyle, it’ll become one of the bestselling books in America. Perhaps her agent is out there somewhere this very minute, playing publishers off one another for the maximally lucrative deal.

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

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