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Handcrafted

A Woodworker's Story
Narrated by: Clint Harp
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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Clint Harp, maverick carpenter on HGTV’s smash hit Fixer Upper and the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network, presents his inspirational memoir that celebrates meaningful work, turning your craft into a career, and recognizing the importance of the journey itself. 

While Clint Harp is now known as Chip and Joanna Gaines’s go-to table maker on Fixer Upper and a nationally acclaimed artisan, his life has not always been the DIY dream we see on the show. Ten years ago, he played the role of what he thought was a good husband, father, and provider, dutifully working at a sales job that came with a healthy paycheck. Yet he kept coming back to his unfilled dream of building furniture. With the support of his wife, the encouragement of a mentor, and a life full of lessons, he finally took the leap, quit his job, and set out on a quest to become a carpenter. Without formal training, financing, workspace, or customers, the Harps were quickly on the edge of financial collapse. Then Clint met Chip Gaines at a gas station - a chance encounter that marked the next chapter on a wild ride Clint and his wife, Kelly, wouldn’t have imagined possible. 

Spanning Clint’s remarkable journey - from a childhood learning carpentry and hard work at his grandfather’s knee, through his struggles to balance pursuing his dreams with supporting his family, to his partnership with Chip and Joanna Gaines and the many adventures and misadventures of filming Fixer Upper - Handcrafted is part memoir and part manual for dreamers. Clint provides unvarnished, thoughtful reflections on a path that is possible for anyone bold enough to pursue it.

©2018 Clint Harp (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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  • Laurie
  • 18-10-18

Great book! Very inspiring!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Clint’s story was nothing like I would have imagined. He is a brave man in many ways, although I don’t think he sees himself that way, and his wife Kelly is an amazing woman for walking beside him in his dreams. May God bless them, their marriage, and their families!

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  • J
  • 21-11-18

loved it<br />

I am very glad I purchased the book. very good. would recommend. love it was read by the author.

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  • Michelle Estelle
  • 28-10-18

Love it!! ....and you will to. Please Reed

This book, the Magnolia Story, and Capital Gains !!! All three books have amazing stories that are simple and touch your heart and renew your faith and help you to know you’re going to be OK no matter what if you believe it. I highly recommend reading these books or listening to these books, or both! Buy a copy and highlighting what inspires you because they all three are amazing books and Clint,?Joanna, and Chip are a wonderful inspiration for the time that we live in today.

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  • NC
  • 21-08-19

Great book!

I loved Clint Harp on Fixer Upper, saw him speak at a garden show, and was excited to read his book. It is an engaging and down to earth story, and one I'd recommend to anyone. He didn't start out as an expert, but followed his dream to becomethe person he wanted to be.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-08-19

An Enjoyable Listen

Great story and even better storytelling!
Clint has a real talent for engaging the listener.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-19

Great book!

Wonderful book! Funny, encouraging, touching and very well written. Thoroughly enjoyed the narration by Clint.

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  • A. GARCIA
  • 09-05-19

BETTER THAN I EXPECTED! INSPIRING AND MOTIVATING

It seemed to start off a bit slow but Clint's voice is easy to listen to and I just kept going. It's kind of a summary of his life up until now and the ups and downs he and his wife have had. I loved it and was inspired by their ability to just push through and work for something you want even if the odds seem against you. Thanks for a great book Clint. I look forward to seeing more of you and Kelly in the future!

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  • Flinstone
  • 30-12-18

Wonderful honest story from the heart

Clint Harp, the great craftsman from HGTV’s Fixer Upper tells his story of how he got to where he is. His story is so relatable and relevant. Fighting through his struggles even when no one can imagine, and follow a winding path to end up where he is today. Not so dissimilar from my own story. A MUST READ!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-18

Inspiring!

looked for a true believer, go getter and risk taker...found it all here.
loved sharing it with my husband.

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  • Quirkymama23
  • 03-12-18

Some spots are a little slow, but overall good!

It was nice to learn about Clint Harp! So many obstacles he overcame. Very inspiring to someone like me who loves to hear good outcomes when the odds are stacked. Not real action packed or anything, just your basic good story.