Listen to Chip and Joanna Gaines read The Magnolia Story audiobook.
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 audiobook 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.”
- Charming and Inspirational
This is a very light-hearted and inspiring story of a couple who were willing to take risks, follow their dreams, and watch God use their gifts and abilities to bless others. It was interesting to hear their struggles and victories as they navigated life's challenges. In the book, Chip and Jo share what they found to be the most important thing in their lives, which was the best part of the book for me. This is a great book for couples to listen to together.
- Inspiring book.
Great to hear their story in their own words and read by them.
- Great travel book
Great story about a talented and beloved family
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- Inspiring, uplifting, encouraging
- Amazing book!
Loved this book so much! The authenticity and down to earth style to writing was refreshing! I love their story!
- Loved it!!
Such a fun book to listen to while driving around or doing chores around the house. Loved it!
- Yep this is the REAL Deal!
What a JOY! Folks living the adventure boldly and alive. The great and the not so great and everything in between. Thank the good Lord for folks who just want to be real, and share what it means REALly live life! Very creative with Joanna and Trip narrating back and forth from their own perspective. God Bless you all!
- Hallelujah and Amen!
How can you get better than this? Real life people, dealing with real life issues, honestly, authentically with an on time God! Passionately and humorously, seemingly without pretense. I'm going back and watch your past seasons with your testimony close to heart. Keep it up, please as longtime as you follow that still small voice. From one in the circle that will never be broken. God Bless!
- Good to sit down and listen to a story told by The Gaines.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to The Gaines tell their story. I've recommended it to two friends and will be sharing it with others.
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