'Chewbacca Mom' Candace Payne discusses inspiration behind new book 'Laugh It Up'

Candace Payne broke the record for Facebook Live views in May 2016 when she posted a video of herself infectiously laughing while wearing a Chewbacca mask.

The Dallas mother of two quickly captured the hearts of people all over the world. But what the video didn't show is her journey of obstacles along the way, including poverty, past trauma and struggles with self-worth.

In her new book "Laugh It Up!," she gets into her dark past and joyful present.

Watch the full video above!

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