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
From 2,200 Ratings


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.”


  • Great Love Story

    By Nolefan#14
    This is a great book on the two of them and their love story and how the magnolia fits in their story. Great book to read. I definitely recommend it
  • the magnolia story

    By .|.Jess.|.
    a real and inspiring true story.
  • Loved this.

    By Dhm0803
    Great story. Great sharing of the how and when, with an underlying call and nod to God. Love this couple.
  • Love love love

    By hanng95
    I am not a reader by any means but have kept up with “Fixer Upper” for a while now. Once i began reading this book i couldn’t put it down! From the humor to the messages and faith of these two I can’t help but think that much more of them! This is so great!!
  • The Magnola Story

    By chill1706
    Really enjoyed the peek into their life.
  • Yay

    By cats rule forever
  • Really awesome!

    By Slatts11
    This book is truly for everyone. Man or woman, fan of the show or not. Fun to read and truly inspirational! I haven’t seen them all, but I like the show and thought it might be an interesting read, but it blew me away with the depth of story and life lessons that are applicable to anyone. Highly recommend!
  • Loved every page!

    By Matias and Benny's mom
    I don’t know what I expecting but it was so much more. To be emotionally drawn in and captivated at the same time.
  • Great book!

    By Ortega jr
    Very inspirational
  • Inspiring

    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.