Liz's mother, Carole

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Liz's book touched millions of women, but her insight also hit very close to home! Her mom, Carole, says she learned a lot about her daughter when reading the book. "Her journey was our journey. My journey," she says. "I've learned so much about her…this girl had pride. She didn't share everything. We didn't know how painful it was for her. As she grew and got the courage to share, she shared it with us."

Carole says she's not surprised that Liz has become a guru of sorts. "This girl was the guru in fourth grade and ninth grade and twelfth grade. She has always touched people," Carole says.

"That's why I've never made a single mistake with my entire life," Liz jokes. "Even in fourth grade, I knew everything!"
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