Laugh It Up!: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy
: The world knows Candace Payne as "Chewbacca Mom," the wife and mother of two from Dallas who captured the hearts of nearly 200 million people around the world with nothing but a toy Chewbacca mask, a smart phone, and...
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The world knows Candace Payne as "Chewbacca Mom," the wife and mother of two from Dallas who captured the hearts of nearly 200 million people around the world with nothing but a toy Chewbacca mask, a smart phone, and infectious laughter.
Candace's viral moment of simple joy became Facebook Live's top video. But what the video doesn't show is Candace's storied journey of daunting obstacles on the way to the joy-filled life-extreme poverty, past trauma, and struggles with self-worth.
Laugh It Up! tells the rest of the story behind the woman in the mask. Like most of us, Candace has often felt overlooked, undervalued, and insignificant. But she has also discovered the secrets to unshakable joy that no circumstance can take away, and Laugh It Up! will help you discover and experience the same.
Join Candace to discover the gift God has given us all to experience life to the fullest. All you need to do is answer "yes" when joy, whom Candace personifies as a friend, calls you to come and play.
Do you feel tempted to give up on your dreams? Joy stays the course. Do your knees knock when thinking about the future? Joy hopes for what can be. Do you feel unseen and unnoticed? Joy is content whether backstage or center stage. Do you feel crushed under the weight of regret? Joy loves you enough to weep with you, but also enough to help you move on.
When life punches you in the gut, it can be difficult to muster a smile-much less a laugh. But with humor and power, wit and wisdom, Candace lights the way forward to a life that is free indeed.
Candace Payne is also known as 'Chewbacca Mom', which is what some media outlets have called her after a Facebook Live video of her wearing a Chewbacca mask went viral (like, super viral, with 160+ million views) and made lots of people laugh. Since then, she has appeared on shows like 'Good Morning America,' 'Entertainment Tonight', and 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'. She was also invited to the headquarters of Lucasfilm and Facebook. If that wasn't enough, Hasbro gave her a 'Chewbacca Mom' action figure that says phrases from the viral video. Candace lives in Texas with her husband, two children, and ornery pug.