Joanna Gaines Announces New Memoir, 'The Stories We Tell: Every Piece of Your Story Matters'
Clear a space on your bookshelf: Joanna Gaines is writing a new book! The 44-year-old took to Instagram to talk about her first solo memoir, The Stories We Tell: Every Piece of Your Story Matters, which will be released on November 8.
"Earlier this year I started jotting down memories and stories from my past, journaling about things I was still, years later, trying to work through. Half of my life is behind me and I've been longing for clarity about what I should carry forward and how I could hold this next chapter well," the Magnolia Network star wrote, sharing an image of a black folder filled with pages, highlighting the book's title.
A follow-up post showed the book's front side with a picture of Gaines smiling.
"At some point, I realized I was writing a story — my story. The bits and pieces that shape who I am," the mom-of-five continued. "It was messy and winding and beautiful and graciously revealed about a million wonders. Some of it broke my heart — and some of it pieced it back together."
The Fixer Upper alum added, "I took this picture the day I finished it — and today we sent it off to the printer!! It's out of my hands and time to share it with the world. I'm feeling a little bit of everything: nervous, excited, vulnerable, but mostly hopeful. That any part of my story might shine a light on the fullness of yours."
In a press release, Gaines explained the tome is about embracing all aspects of life.
"To see your story as greater than any past or future thing, but for all the beauty and joy it holds today. It's an invitation to a kind of life where you know how to hold what you believe —about yourself and the quiet worlds behind the people you pass —with gracious and open hands," she wrote.
The bestselling author has written several books, including the 2018 guide on home design, titled Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, and two children's books titled We Are the Gardeners and The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be. She also penned a memoir in 2016 with her husband, Chip Gaines, titled The Magnolia Story.