Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work - book cover
Arts & Literature
  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • Published : 08 Feb 2022
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1982186259
  • ISBN-13 : 9781982186258
  • Language : English

Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work

For fans of Open Book and Sell It Like Serhant, a heartfelt, humorous personal memoir and relatable guide to overcoming obstacles, wising up about romance, and getting ahead in your career from the star of Netflix's hit reality show Selling Sunset.

In this engaging, witty, and inspirational memoir, Chrishell Stause shares her story of living an unconventional childhood in small-town Kentucky marked by periods of homelessness, family addiction struggles, and dreams of one day being on a daytime soap, all while managing the local Dairy Queen. Through resilience and grit, she overcame obstacles and pushed past every barrier in her path to become one of the most envied luxury realtors in Los Angeles and buzzworthy cast members in reality TV.

She takes us behind the scenes of Selling Sunset, reveals never-before-told stories from her life in soaps, and even pulls back the curtain on her highly publicized love life, offering insight not before shared. With her signature honesty and charm, Stause also gives tangible advice based on the lessons she's learned over the years and offers unique insight about how to stay resilient and positive no matter how many times life knocks you down. Under Construction is for anyone who wants to remember that no matter what happens or how, you have to get up, dress up, and show up, and walk back into the room stronger than ever before.

Readers Top Reviews

nikkiAmy CMarissa
I have 21 pages left to read but I just HAD to write my review now! I loved Chrishell before but I love her even more now! She was so vulnerable to be able to write this book and share her life with us. It’s amazing to read where she came from, to how she changed her life & how she got to where she is now. I’m absolutely loving this book! Thank you Chrishell, you are so strong and such an awesome person! Update: I’ve finished the book and already want to read it again! Such an amazing book and Chrishell is truly a role model!
KrystlenikkiAmy C
I accidentally ended up bingeing my audiobook in one afternoon because it was so good. Chrishell’s story is unique and interesting, and she did a great job bringing it to life in the recording. It’s not dull and monotone like some audiobooks - she speaks with emotion and you can actually hear her smiling at some parts. It really sounds like her just telling her story versus reading. I hope there’s a follow-up book in a few years after she reaches some new personal goals because I’d love to read more!
Selena BergerKrys
So I’ve only gotten through the first chapter and already learned a ton that I didn’t already know about Chrishell! Also, we have some similarities (my dad is also a drummer). I know I’m going to love the rest of the book! I’ve loved her since she started Days of our Lives!
OMG this book is great. I literally got it on Tuesday and haven't put it down (don't tell my boss lol) but seriously its funny, heartfelt, warm, inspiring, did I mention its just great? Admittedly been a Chrishell fan from the get - but this was a great read regardless if you're a fan or just looking for a good uplifting story. Have recommended to all my girlfriends and hopefully my bookclub will get on board so I can read it again!
I am not much of a reader but this book is a GREAT read. Chrishell tells her story of how she grew up with little to nothing and went through life with parents who couldn't always afford a lot of things so she took it upon herself to get a job at a young age and how she has overcame everything in her life since then. She tells the behind the scenes of acting and how the career was such a roller coaster and then got her real estate license and is one of the best luxury real estate agents in LA. Her story is truly inspiring and I think everyone should read it even if you are not in real estate, it gives advice from love, careers, and so much more. I will definitely be sharing this book with all my fellow real estate friends and more!

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