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From Hollywood to Nashville, from wrestling rings to the center of the national political arena, multiple NY Times Bestselling Co-Author Mark Dagostino has proven himself one of the most excitingly diverse and compelling writers in nonfiction today.

Dedicated to writing books that inspire and uplift, Mark is widely recognized for his runaway #1 NY Times Bestseller, The Magnolia Story with Chip & Joanna Gaines—a book that sold more than a million copies in its first three months in publication, and continues to inspire entrepreneurs and couples to go for their dreams and live life to the fullest to this day. 


An exclusive look at America's first family of renovation! Taking you behind the scenes, Chip and Joanna Gaines share the story of how they met, the ups and downs of being an entrepreneurial couple, and how they built a life they love.

The Magnolia Story is the first book from dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Offering their fans a detailed look at their life together, they share everything 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.

While they both attended Baylor University in Waco, their paths didn’t 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 garnered the attention of a television producer who noticed her work on a blog one day, leading to the incredible Fixer Upper phenomenon.


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