Summary, Analysis, and Review of Chip and Joanna Gaines' The Magnolia Story PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Chip and Joanna Gaines' The Magnolia Story includes a summary and review of the original book, an analysis, key takeaways, and a detailed About the Author section. Preview: The Magnolia Story is a joint biography/memoir of Chip and Joanna Gaines, housing developers, renovators, and designers in Waco, Texas. Most of the text is by Joanna, with interpolations by Chris. The book describes their childhoods, their marriage, and how they developed their businesses. It also discusses the process that led them to host the HGTV television show, Fixer Upper. The Magnolia Story, then, is mostly intended as inspiration. It is a story of love, success, finding the right path in one's marriage and career, and overcoming adversity with the help of love and faith.