Chip Gaines has a new project on the way—and this time, it’s not a newly renovated home.

By Mahita Gajanan
Updated July 18, 2017
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The star of the HGTV show Fixer Upper will release a memoir in October called Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff. It comes a year after Gaines and his wife and fellow Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines published The Magnolia Story.

Capital Gaines will “delve deeper into Chip’s story and what makes him who he is today,” a press release for the book said.

“We’re looking very much forward to helping Chip share the personal story behind how they built their business—the guts, the belly-flops, the breakthroughs—with his signature and irresistible mix of humanity and hilarity,” Daisy Hutton, VP and publisher of the W Publishing Group, said in a statement.

Gaines added that he hopes his story helps others looking to break into the business world.

“I couldn’t be more excited to share some of the experiences (read: DUMB decisions) in my life that have led to some of my biggest breakthroughs in business," Gaines said. "I want people to know that they can take risks in life and achieve what they think is impossible, even with a few bumps in the road along the way."

On Tuesday, Gaines revealed the cover for his book on the TODAY Show. The book features Gaines on the cover with a serious expression, wearing a backwards baseball cap.

But it turns out the cover he chose was not a fan favorite, Gaines said on TODAY. He had offered two other options that people liked more.

“We put it out on Instagram the other day, and this photo lost, by like a huge margin,” he said. “But it was one of those times where I said, ‘I’m writing the book.’ I really wanted it to be about me and the expression that I wanted to capture.”

Chip and Joanna Gaines came to national prominence through their HGTV show, which features the couple renovating homes throughout central Texas.