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Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Chip Gaines

Narrated By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Date: October 2017

Duration: 5 hours 7 minutes


“National Bestseller—New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Wall Street Journal”
The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of five in Waco, Texas. But 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.
Now a #1 New York Times bestselling book, Capital Gaines offers readers a ringside seat as Chip 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.


  • Adela C

    One of the best books I’ve listened to in a while. True and raw!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Jonathan J

    What a cool person. I'm not one to listen to or read many books but this one spoke to me. If everyone would follow the principles of Chip Gaines the world would be a better place.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Dawn S.

    Best book I have read in a long time. Good on so many levels. Very inspirational! We love Chip (and Jo) even more!!!

  • Cathy A M.

    I thought it was very easy to listen to. Nice light story. Give you a good insight of how they’ve achieved everything.

  • Kent S

    The book was not what i was expecting but it is well done. I was hoping for a few more details in his business practices. But I didn’t joy the book and his stories of his journey. I enjoyed the realness that he presented.

  • Maureen S

    Good book, great person. I thought parts of it went a little off course, but really enjoyed some more insight into this man that I admire so much.

  • Eyal D

    Love the book, down to earth kind of guy, no B'S, straight to the point.

  • Elizabeth R

    Loved it!

  • penny p

    Great book with great insight. Enjoyed hearing it in Chip's voice.

  • Jessica K

    Chip is honest and real. Not afraid to tell you his struggle in his journey. He definitely lit a fire in my rear to follow my dreams!

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