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Author: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines Narrator: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines Publisher: Thomas Nelson Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780718090111

Publisher Description

National Bestseller—New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly

Are you ready to see your fixer upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, such as—What inspires Joanna’s style? What’s the secret to Chip and Joanna’s success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper; they have become America’s new best friends.

The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garnered the attention of a television producer who noticed her work on a blog one day.

In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover:

  • The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby
  • Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children
  • When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck
  • Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home
  • Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple
  • Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding
  • The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do
  • The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others and bolstering the city of Waco along the way

And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”

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Awards

  • #1 New York Times bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book, especially after watching Chip & Joanna on their show Fixer Upper for the past several years. Their examples of perseverance and obedience to the Lord are refreshing. Enjoyed hearing about how they met. My only complaint is that Joanna reads really fast. "

    - Julie, 4/17/2018
  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book, especially after watching Chip & Joanna on their show Fixer Upper for the past several years. Their examples of perseverance and obedience to the Lord are refreshing. Only complaint is that Joanna reads really fast. Other than that, I totally recommend. "

    - Julie, 3/1/2018
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really gave a good background into the Gaines family and was so enjoyable to read their true love story. "

    - Cheryl, 2/21/2018

About the Author

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines are the stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. They live in Waco, Texas.

About the Narrator

Joanna Gaines was born in Kansas and raised in the Lone Star State. She graduated from Baylor University with a degree in communications and was inspired to join the world of design while interning in New York City. She and her husband, Chip, are the founders and owners of Magnolia Homes, Magnolia Market and Magnolia Realty in Waco, Texas. Together, they also host HGTV’s Fixer Upper, where Joanna serves as the lead designer. In between filming for Fixer Upper, their home renovation projects, and managing the Magnolia businesses, Joanna enjoys life on their farm, writing for her blog, and spending time cooking family recipes in her kitchen.