The Magnolia Story
HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Oct 18, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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:
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing
I LOVE Fixer Upper and I'm convinced that the Gaines family and my family would get along, so I was ecstatic to see that this book was going to be a thing. I enjoyed learning a bit more about their ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Beth3511 - LibraryThing
A fun, pleasant read. My biggest problem with the book is how they credit so much of their success to God...God led them to the acquaintances who lent/gave them $100,000...God brought them together ... Read full review
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