Capital Gaines, Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines; 2017; $24.99; 191 pages; W Publishing, An Imprint of Thomas Nelson Publishing, Nashville, TN; 978-0–7852-16308; Checked out from Multnomah County Library, Hillsdale; 11/7/17-11/9/17

Why did I read this?  Because we like watching Fixer Upper and would like to meet Chip and hang out with him.

Part biography, part memoir and a whole lot of inspiration.  Chip Gaines tells how he has learned some very important lessons in business and in his personal life sometimes from circumstances that have caught up with and occasionally by not thinking things completely through.  He tells of his and Joanna’s decision making  process and how they tend to balance each other out.  It is just like sitting at a table with him and chatting with him.  I would still like to hang out with him and talk.

Grade A