The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content) - Chip Gaines & Joanna Gaines

The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)

By Chip Gaines & Joanna Gaines

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
5
From 1,863 Ratings

Description

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover!

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, like—Who are these people? What’s the secret to their 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 garners the attention of a television producer who notices 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.”

Reviews

  • Great book!

    5
    By Ortega jr
    Very inspirational
  • Inspiring

    5
    By Joan San Diego
    This book came to me at a good time. Sometimes we get so caught up in life and we forget how involved God is in your life and I this was a nice reminder. Plus, their story is inspiring. I want to live a life like theirs. Embracing the moment and trusting God. I was truly touched and inspired to live a life you love and helping others along the way.
  • Truly Inspiring!

    5
    By Sbcsmurf
    Such a breath of fresh air to read about a family that is so real, so true and authentically themselves. The book goes well beyond great design and deeply into great people, great values and a beautiful life. A truly inspiring book that speaks to your soul and reminds you to listen to your inner voice, do what you love and create the life of your dreams!
  • Completely inspirational.

    5
    By Sarreola
    May the Lord continue to bless Jo, Chip and the kiddos journey. Thank you for always placing God as the rock of your business and your family. Thank you for being an inspiration, sharing your story, and never giving up. I visited the silos from Fort Lauderdale Florida. I brought home a mug and then read this incredible story. I loved y’all before and I love y’all even more after reading about your journey!
  • Chips Book is great too.

    5
    By YART333
    Both this and Chips book are great. We need more people like them in the world.
  • Well done

    5
    By GeoDeb606
    I fell for the authentic candor
  • FfdztsE

    3
    By Juan Jose Quan
    I’m gonna do d
  • Great read, Better couple

    5
    By shellylux
    Chip and Joanna have a fun way of keeping things interesting yet simple. I enjoyed reading their story and wish them the best of luck!
  • Just amazing!!

    5
    By micah holley
    Such a cute, captivating story of their lives and how it all started and how they begin new chapters as their daily life continues :)
  • Mission accomplished

    5
    By Truckwomanshana
    No matter where you are or what it is you're passionate about, Joanna's book has certainly accomplished its purpose. To listen to that voice that says, "Don't give up." Truly an inspiration