Popularly known as Chewbacca Mom, Candace Payne is the wife and mother of two from Dallas, Texas who caught the attention of nearly 200 million viewers online with a toy Chewbacca mask, a smart phone, and joy-filled laughter.
While Candace was featured among Facebook Live's top videos, the world saw one side of her. What the video didn't show was the journey of challenging obstacles on the way to the joy-filled life—extreme poverty, past trauma, and struggles with self-worth.
Laugh It Up! reveals the rest of the story behind the woman in the mask. Like many of us, Candace has often felt overlooked, undervalued, and insignificant. She has also found the secrets to unshakable joy that no circumstance can take away. 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.