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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2022 Terrina Chrishell Stause. All rights reserved. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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I love how relatable and transparent this book is. We are all under construction; and the author sharing her story definitely makes me want to work harder to make my dreams come true.

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very good

very good light read:) her voice is buttery and southing, I finished it in three days!

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A really nice light read

Chrishell is truly the girl next door whose experience makes you fall in love with her and adopt her level of humbleness. I read and listened to her book simultaneously and enjoyed every part of it. Plus, it helped reading this book while house hunting and helped my anxiety calm down too haha

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Cute!

Listening to Chrishell tell her story is very uplifting and inspirational. I do find the writing to be a bit repetitive though, so sometimes it feels slightly juvenile.

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Lighthearted and easy listening!

Lighthearted and easy listen. You will enjoy if you like Chrishell. Was interesting to learn more about her life and history. She was a great narrator.

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Chrishell didn’t disappoint loved listening!

I loved how humble and how inspiring she was throughout the book and how genuine she was about her family life struggles I think this book is good for anyone who needs a boost of motivation and inspiration I do think she could have gone a bit deeper into certain chapters of her life but overall she sounded genuine and very natural love you chrishell !

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I'm a big fan of chrishell, but I wish she went deeper into some parts of her story. Other than that, she was very relatable and sounds down to earth.

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loved it!

I knew their was something special about Chrishell and this book confirmed just that! Loved the raw honesty and vulnerable moments she shared.

All the best to Chrishell!!

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Chrishell did not disappoint!

Preordered this book because I am just a HUGE Chrishell fan. Loved it so much! Thank you! #teamchrishell

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I love Chrishell more post-read, didn’t think that was possible.

I have known CS since she was Jessica on AMC, and really fell in love with her personality on SS, but this book .. this book made me appreciate her more than I already did. Her raw storytelling, her humour, and her ability to BE POSITIVE (B+ is an inside joke in the book!) in the face of tragedy, loss and trauma is a force like no other.

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  • 2022-02-08

What a heartfelt journey and a fantastic listen!

I listened to this book straight through! What a fantastic story. Heartfelt, funny, sad, witty! So many emotions in one story. And the narration? Chrishell telling us about her own journey makes this audio book even better. Her narration is masterful and you can really tell she’s an Emmy nominated daytime actress because her emotions definitely come through as she weaves this story. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Kimberly M.
  • 2022-06-08

Inspiring and relatable

Inspiring and relatable. I loved Chrishell's narration of her own story. Having it conveyed with her own personality, emotion and emphasis brought it to life. Thank you for sharing your amazing journey!

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  • Petsittermichelle
  • 2022-05-06

memoir or self help?

I really like Chrishelle on Netflix and was excited to see she had a book. I assumed it was a memior but it was that and kind of a self help book which I found strange. Plus she included "Construction Tips" which were so cheesy. I would have enjoyed learning more about her and her interpersonal relationships than her trying to teach me how to be a better person. I know that sounds harsh but the book got annoying to me. I would tell a friend to skip this one.

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  • 2022-06-07

Absolutely wonderful!

There is so much great advice, life lessons and inspirations in this book.
I am 57 years old and felt truly inspired by everything she said and has accomplished. Her outlook on life and her belief in herself would be encouraging to anyone that reads this.
I think every teenager should read this because it would give them a different view of toughness, confidence and success. She has shown that you can still be kind, thoughtful and driven.
Chrishell told her story in the most eloquent way and we can all learn from her story. If our world behaved and thought like her, what a difference we would see.

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  • Maya
  • 2022-06-06

Relatable, inspiring and heart warming like herself

Dear Chrishell, I got interested in your story after watching my favorite show Selling Sunset. I love it because it’s about powerful, successful and beautiful woman! You are my favorite character because you are so sweet and kind( I didn’t know you have Asian blood until I read your book which makes sense now why I like your look the most because I’m Asian too) Anyway I want to thank you for selflessly and bravely share your personal story with us! You were so vulnerable and honest about your humble beginnings that it really shocked me and inspired me how it is possible to achieve big dreams even when you have nothing! It taught me to cherish what I have and not create any more excuses to not move towards my goals, no matter how impossible it may sound. So I am really touched when listening to your own voice narrating your journey! I pray that you manifest the love and family you desire because you are a rock star!! Hope to see you in another show!

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  • Kim Maksimik
  • 2022-06-04

I loved every second of it.

I’m so happy that I picked up this wonderful book. What a great soul she has.

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  • wingzero
  • 2022-06-04

So Amazing

What an amazing book!! Loved every minute of Chrishell narrating!! She is soo strong and resilient. Wishing her all the best in this new phase of her life!!

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  • Roy Haverkamp
  • 2022-05-23

Chrishell is adorable, but this book is boring!

I found this book very hard to get through. Not much substance to it at all. Not sure if it’s a self-help book, maybe add an elementary level!

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  • Jennifer
  • 2022-05-21

Crishell is Inspiring

Crishell was so classy in how her book was written. She is truly inspiring ! Great read !

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  • A. GARCIA
  • 2022-05-19

Good entertaining read

A good entertaining read, and maybe even some inspiration in seeing that someone can go far in life no matter where you began. Someone mentioned that it's a real estate "handbook" - Not that at all! She does compare some of life's experiences or people to houses but you don't have to be a realtor to understand that. I do watch the show and find it entertaining as well. Overall I would recommend it if you're curious about her. She's basically telling her life story. Her voice is easy to listen to as well.