Clint Harp of HGTV's "Fixer Upper" | Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story

Clint Harp of HGTV's "Fixer Upper" | Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
441 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Clint Harp, maverick carpenter on HGTV’s smash hit "Fixer Upper" and the star of "Wood Work" on the DIY Network, presents his inspirational memoir that celebrates meaningful work, turning your craft into a career, and recognizing the importance of the journey itself.

Harp will be at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library to discuss and sign copies of "Handcrafted" on Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. You can guarantee your seat by pre-ordering a copy of the book.

About the Book

While Clint Harp is now known as Chip and Joanna Gaines’s go-to table maker on "Fixer Upper" and a nationally acclaimed artisan, his life has not always been the DIY dream we see on the show. Ten years ago, he played the role of what he thought was a good husband, father, and provider, dutifully working at a sales job that came with a healthy paycheck. Yet he kept coming back to his unfulfilled dream of building furniture. With the support of his wife, the encouragement of a mentor, and a life full of lessons, he finally took the leap, quit his job and set out on a quest to become a carpenter. Without formal training, financing, workspace, or customers, the Harps were quickly on the edge of financial collapse. Then he met Chip Gaines at a gas station—a chance encounter that marked the next chapter on a wild ride that the Harp family wouldn’t have imagined possible.

Spanning Harp's remarkable journey—from a childhood learning carpentry and hard work at his grandfather’s knee, through his struggles to balance pursuing his dreams with supporting his family, to his partnership with Chip and Joanna Gaines and the many adventures and misadventures of filming "Fixer Upper"—"Handcrafted" is part memoir and part manual for dreamers. Harp provides unvarnished, thoughtful reflections on a path that is possible for anyone bold enough to pursue it.

About the Author

Clint Harp can be found regularly on HGTV’s hit show "Fixer Upper" as the dumpster-diving, reclaimed wood loving carpenter and furniture artisan. He owns and operates his own business, Harp Design Co., and stars alongside his wife in a new show for the DIY Network, "Wood Work," which is currently airing its first season. He lives in Waco, Texas with his wife and three children.