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Joanna Gaines has practically done it all, and she holds many titles to her name. She renovates houses. She is a reality TV host. She is the mother of five children. She's a small business owner. And now, Gaines has somehow found the time to write a book. Does she even sleep?! As the Fixer Upper television personality announced on social media, she's currently putting the final touches on her first book, which is currently titled Homebody. The debut book is expected to hit the bookshelves later this fall. Here's what we know about Joanna Gaines and her introduction to the world of literature.
As Joanna Gaines revealed in the Instagram post, the design book she authored is one she has worked on for quite some time. And since she has so many other jobs to do that she probably hasn't been able to devote her full attention to the project. Writing a book takes a hell of a lot of work, and it's a hefty commitment for even those who spend nearly all their focus on getting it finished. But Gaines is hard at work on finishing it up, and she claims it's currently on its way to the printer -- where it is expected to be duplicated, packaged and distributed by the time it is released later in the fall.
While Joanna Gaines has opened up about her personal and professional life several times thanks to her heavily-viewed HGTV reality TV series, the Fixer Upper star claims that writing a book has been a liberating experience, one unlike anything she has previously accomplished. The words she used to describe the experience of writing a book include: "thankful," "relieved," "vulnerable," "giddy" and "hopeful." Now, fans will be given a chance to read even more words Joanna Gaines wrote when her first-ever book makes its way into bookstores and wherever else books are sold in the fall.
Here's what Joanna Gaines said about the book, which can currently be preordered at magnolia.com.
I believe Home is the most important place on earth. And at the end of the day, it's not really all about decorating or even a specific style... it's about your story. My hope is that this book isn't just pages filled with pretty pictures but that it is a guide that helps you create a home and space that you truly love.
Joanna Gaines isn't the first Gaines to write a book. Chip Gaines is the author of two books: The Magnolia Story, which was released in 2016, and Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff, which came out last year. The first one was co-written by Joanna Gaines, which makes Homebody the first book Joanna Gaines wrote on her own, similar to how Capital Gaines was the first book that Chip Gaines wrote all by himself.