The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story

eBook - 2016
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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: 2016
ISBN: 9780718081539
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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May 21, 2019

The ubiquitous stars of HGTV, Chip and Joanna Gaines (with the help of co-author Mark Dagostino), take readers on the journey behind their personal and business achievements in THE MAGNOLIA STORY. The couple’s “authenticity” which helped popularize their tv show successfully translates for the most part to the pages of this book. Bottomline: THE MAGNOLIA STORY, while not profound, will appeal to most “Fixer Upper” fans (including me), but if you’re not a fan or don’t watch the show, skip it.

DanielVaniel Jan 27, 2019

Engaging, surprising, layered & a little emotional, this book is quintessential to a couple that has been through it & endured with poise--it's odd to think how entertaining a "sticktuitivy" [in the coined word of Walt Disney] story like this can be, & I have to recommend the downloadable audiobook, where you can not only hear the authors' realness, but you get audioclips from them on set as well! With their humble quirkiness & deep mutual support, they make you fall in love with them & their story--and if you haven't checked out "Magnolia Table," The Magnolia Table gives it context & will also make sense of "Homebody." The cookbook especially is DEFINITELY worth the borrow (and I'd buy it too. See the link at the bottom of the GCPL website to purchase through Amazon, Better World Books, or Barnes & Nobles.)

Jan 17, 2019

A heartfelt she said-he said love story.

Dec 19, 2018

Have you already eaten your breakfast?

Dec 05, 2018

Too fluffy and too much Jesus for my liking. Cute couple and story but it didn’t feel like much more than an extended puff piece sadly.

Oct 03, 2018

How wonderful to read this really cute couple's story. I am happy that they admit openly that God is seeing them through their journey (and I'm far from being a bible thumper). All the best to Jo and Chip Gaines.

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.

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Dec 08, 2017

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DanielVaniel Jan 27, 2019

From serious work ethic (and many business ventures) when the world didn't know the names Chip and Joanna Gaines, to tv, and now book writing, listen to or read the Gaines' story, and be sure to check out Magnolia Table, Homebody, Capital Gaines, & get in line for Joanna's new children's book, We Are the Gardeners.


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May 21, 2019

“If I had planned my life, it never would have ended up like this. So maybe it’s kind of fun not to plan. Maybe it’s more fun just to see where life takes you. After all, we’re living proof that sometimes even the messiest stuff and the biggest mistakes can take you someplace wonderful.” - p. 179


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