Chip Gaines Just Released A Book. Here's What You Need To Know

Chip Gaines and his wife, Joanna Gaines, have been busy these days, launching not only a reboot of their popular home renovation show Fixer Upper, but also an entire TV network called the Magnolia Network. They even introduced a new kitchen collection a few months ago (via She Knows). As demanding as all of that must be, Chip has managed to check off yet another big item on his to-do list: His latest book, No Pain, No Gaines, came out March 16. It's the second book published with Gaines' name and ruggedly handsome image on the cover. His Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned from Doing Stupid Stuff was published in 2017 (via Forbes). (Chip and Joanna also co-wrote the bestseller The Magnolia Story, released in 2016. And we would be remiss if we failed to mention Joanna's popular cookbook, Magnolia Table).

Chip Gaines' latest book focuses on "networking" — but not the get-ahead-in-business stereotype of "machine gunning" your business card to everyone in the room (via Forbes). The kind of networking Gaines talks about is a lot harder and a lot more rewarding. Gaines' new book might best be summarized by this one sentence from a blurb posted on Amazon: "It's about how to find a group of real people who will stand beside you as you bust your butt, who believe that authentic human connection is more important than any other earthly thing, and who bet on each other instead of the status quo."

Chip Gaines writes about confronting failure and being true to yourself

Chip Gaines' new book, No Pain, No Gaines, touches on themes found in his first book, Capital Gaines. As the Amazon blurb describes, No Pain, No Gaines instructs readers on risk-taking and accepting failure. This sounds a lot like how Gaines described Capital Gaines to Forbes: "Don't let the fear of failure keep you from that pursuit. I know I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't taken a few chances."

Both books are also about authenticity. His first book was about finding and following your calling. "I think we are all here for a reason," Gaines told Forbes. And in one of the pearls of wisdom Gaines drops at the end of every chapter of No Pain, No Gaines, he writes, "Living true to yourself is a nonnegotiable" (via Publishers Weekly).

We think Chip Gaines needs to keep these weighty themes going in future publications — while continuing to work his name into the title, of course. Maybe his next book could be Gaines and Losses, an instructive look at his setbacks in life. What about Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gainesed? Too awkward. Watching Chip Gaines' career trajectory, we believe this future book title can't miss: Gaines Even More Success.