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Chip and Joanna Gaines are the stars of HGTV’s wildly popular Fixer Upper. Not authors by trade, they tell a great personal story that is as much fun to read as it is to watch their show.
This book is particularly enjoyable if you are a fan of the show as it gives a great inside look of how the show came to be. (Hint: it’s not what you thought.) However, whether you’ve seen the show or not, their story is still a unique tale with lots of lessons anyone can glean. Such is the beauty of this book. It is an entertaining and educational tale of two people who happened to end up on television, not two television stars.
Great Story-Telling by the Gaines’
I loved the format of this co-written book. The format consists of an interplay between the two writers, as though they were sitting across the table from you telling you their story together. One begins telling a story and the other interjects with their own interpretation of events as the story unfolds. It’s not much different from listening to your friends or family share a story at your backyard summer barbecue.
This is an especially fun way to tell a biographical story of a couple who are entrepreneurs together. Being a successful entrepreneur means the story is ripe for exciting experiences (successes and failures) with great lessons learned. Make the entrepreneurs a married couple and now you’ve really got something going. In short, their story and the way they tell it really makes the pages turn.
Great for Entrepreneurs
If you are an entrepreneur or have designs on becoming one, you should enjoy and find inspiration from the Gaines’ in this book. It dives into the ups and downs, challenges and sweet successes that entrepreneurship offers. The fact that it ends in amazing success is a great topper.
Lastly, many of you can recognize a book that is overwritten and has lost its track when you read one. This is not one of them. It covers everything with a proper level of efficiency and doesn’t wander so you never get bored. By the time you are finished reading it, you aren’t worn out from powering through the last 20 pages. They wrap up when it is time to wrap up and don’t waste your time. If anything, you may wish they had written more.
In summary, I found this book to be inspiring, uplifting and fun in a very natural way that you would expect from two pleasant people telling you a good story. That is a great use of my time and I’m glad I spent some on this book.
If you think this might be a good book for you, go ahead and click here so you can order a copy for yourself. Enjoy!