‘Chewbacca Mom’ Reveals Her Past Abuse and Life’s Joys in New Memoir

Candace Payne, the Dallas housewife who became known as "Chewbacca Mom” last year, is revealing the pain she endured before her brush with fame in a new book. After racking up a record 173 million views on Facebook, Payne is giving a glimpse into the life of the woman behind the mask in her new book, ‘Laugh It Up.’ It is surprising to learn that the woman who has brought so much joy has suffered through so much sorrow. She grew up poor and was even homeless as a child.