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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.

©2017 Candace Payne (P)2017 Zondervan

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Great book!

I want to be friends with Candace! This book was a breath of fresh air and I plan to listen to it again. Thank you Candace for choosing joy and sharing it with us!

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Searching for Joy

I love this book. I have been through a lot in my life and I am actively trying to find joy again. Parts of this book were hard for me to listen to, she made me realize that the reason I as struggling so much to find joy is because I had lost hope. I am beginning to think about what I want for the future, giving me something to hope for. Thank you Candice for writing this book.
God Bless,
Sarah Spragg

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Oh my gawd ya'll!!

As Candace says..OH MY GAWD YA'LL!!! I loved this book. I have NEVER bought a book AFTER I listened to it...I just ordered this one. She is awe inspiring on her quest for true joy and I hope and pray I can better myself each day to follow in her footsteps!!!!

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Outstanding, fresh perspective.

Be a joy seeker! I needed a new lenses to look through and did not even realize since I am typically a happy person anyway. Candice’s perspective provided this change of thought for me. She stirred something in me to freshen my focus. Relatable and real, loved it!

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Wonderful

This book is amazing. Candace shares her life story and her journey to find Defiant Joy. As I listened to this while doing my house hold duties I found myself having to hit pause several times to write down what she had just said bc it was that good and I wanted to remember it. I am going to listen to it again but this time while I sit with pen and paper.

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From the Heart

I really enjoyed this book in audio. Her story is down to earth and even gave me some insights I could apply to my kids. I highly recommend the book!

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laughed, loved, left changed

like most people I fell in love with Candace the moment I like many clicked on that now viral post. this book confirms why I fell in love and felt like I wanted to get to know her. I could relate to her story in so many ways. if you want a book that will surely give you Joy and challenge you to think of Joy as more than a moment soon gone but a lifelong friends who is always there this book is for you. I honestly thinky favorite part was her pastors story at the very end. it reminded me that God specializes in dreams we think impossible.

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Joy

This book is pure Joy and Heart! When I think about Joy inside of me, I picture her like Candace. Thanks for the Joy.

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  • HI, United States
  • 04-15-18

Joy is a Choice

Thank you for this book! It reminded me that Joy is a choice I can make in any situation. That joy is contagious & a way to bless others! = )

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Hope rules over shame

Where does Laugh It Up! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks in the top 5% due to her story sharing hope and overcoming shame.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Laugh It Up!?

For me it was her being real about her marital struggles and her battle with shame despite her husband being a great man.

Have you listened to any of Candace Payne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first of hers

What did you learn from Laugh It Up! that you would use in your daily life?

That shame is saying you are a bad person and God has not called us to walk in shame.

Any additional comments?

Great book for any age!

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  • Mrs. Leeanne K. Mason
  • 09-22-18

Couldn't stop listening!!

I've followed Candice since her chewbacca video, which I still watch! and loved learning all about her life pre and post internet fame. Such a great reminder to us all to live in joy! thank you for Sharing your heart and your story.