The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story

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Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the TV show Fixer Upper, describe their lives and renovation projects and the origins of the show.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, Inc., [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780718079185
Branch Call Number: 791.43092 G127G 2016
Characteristics: xvii, 184 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dagostino, Mark
Gaines, Joanna 1978-


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Dec 08, 2017

Flip and Joannes life to gather flipping houses and home improvements with there own tv show. They had a gift for remodeling houses and selling them, but I found the book boring.

Aug 24, 2017

This book showed me a glimpse of the real couple behind the popular "Fixer Upper" show. My friend told me that this is a good show . We don't watch TV and Im surprised to know that Chip & Joanna also don't watch TV either! it is so refreshing to sense the genuine and honesty of this couple- and people sense that. I do! with their funny, imperfect, touching,heart warming stories and even struggles. As well as their family beliefs and faith system which for me is courageous. Because of this I am more curious and give them more respect- Now I know why they are popular! But I still don't watch TV :)

Aug 02, 2017

I really enjoyed this book, it was very honest and I feel like I got to know the Gaines on a more personal level!

Mar 15, 2017

I loved the book and I love the show. These two are just perfect together! I love their designs and they seem so down to earth.

Mar 07, 2017

Okay, let me start off by saying I LOVE THESE TWO! My mom jokes that Ryan and I are like them because Ryan is so off-the-wall like Chip and I am the one that has to reign him in and try to keep him on task. Anywho, I was STOKED to hear that they came out with a book and gobbled it up as soon as it became available for me at the library. Learning their backstory made me love them even more. I love how they put God, each other and their family first. They have been beyond blessed and they haven't taken an ounce of it for granted. They are super down-to-earth and I am thrilled to hear that fame and the spotlight hasn't changed that for them. If you like their show, Fixer Upper, on HGTV, then this is a must read!

Jan 19, 2017

I had low expectations on this book.
Preachy, no.
Could hear their voices in he said/she said format.
A lot of unvarnished background on their family & where they lived.
Surprised Chip was a home & business flipper even back in university days.
Joanna the "local Firestone spokesperson" for her father more famous than "Big man on campus" Chip on their first date from total stranger? Heh.
Their first year of marriage was eye-opening.
Felt honest on the 2008 downturn & not abandon their property development.
Surprised their bank manager could be nice & generous after reduced line of credit.
Laughed their HGTV audition tape with camera crew was wooden until Chip bought big-ticket item & Joanna exploded. Incident convinced executives they were the ones.

Jan 16, 2017

Love the show even more, now that I know about the struggles they had to overcome on their way to the success. Quick read.

Jan 13, 2017

I liked this more than I'd anticipated. It's a real rags-to-riches story and they didn't sugar-coat the stressful times. Anyone thinking of getting into the flipping market should read this. It really underscores the whole idea of being in the right place at the right time with the right people.

Jan 12, 2017

I expected this book to be a lot of "fluff," so I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the Gaines and how they have grown their business and helped the community as they have done so. Joanna is the main "narrator" and she is quite honest and open about how she has grown as an adult, business partner, mother, and responsible community member.

The latter point really resonated with me as so many people today are only focused on themselves.

Dec 26, 2016

Chip and JoJo tell their life stories so far. Fans of show are loving this book. I bet Chip and Joanna recorded their stories and Mark fine-tuned them into writing.

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Dec 08, 2017

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