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Mitt Romney, Brad Wilcox, Hilary Weeks + More Praise Gail Miller's New Book


Known for her philanthropy and unparalleled success, LDS billionaire and businesswoman Gail Miller recently received the Rosa Parks Award in Utah, became the third woman to win the Utah Leadership Award, and published her autobiography, Courage to Be You.

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Many LDS politicians, artists, authors, and businessman have praised the book and this dynamic woman:

“Courage to Be You surprised me: I had not expected to read so revealing and genuine an account from someone so famous. Gail opens up her life for us—and that of her iconic husband Larry. We find trials and heartache we may not have expected from people so successful, and we witness enduring images of the lessons for a meaningful life.”

—Mitt Romney

"I loved reading every bit of this. What a refreshing read! She shares incredible experiences and lessons with compelling honesty, openness, humor and compassion. I didn't want it to end, I wanted more!"

— Al Carraway award-winning speaker and author of More Than the Tattooed Mormon and Cheers to Eternity.

“I was drawn into Courage to be You after the first few sentences. I immediately wanted to know more about Gail and what she has learned. By the time I finished the book, I felt like she was a friend. She shares insights in a way that feels like we had gone to lunch and talked over a bowl of soup and a salad with extra dressing."

— Hilary Weeks, #1 Billboard Christian artist

“I’ve long admired the Miller family and always wondered whether their matriarch, Gail, was the secret ingredient behind their myriad accomplishments. After reading Courage to Be You, the wondering is over. What a strong, humble, loving leader, wife and mother! Her courageous story – and her life – are an inspiration the world needs.”

—John Bytheway, bestselling author, speaker, and educator

“Because I admire Gail Miller so much, it was such a privilege to be invited into her private thoughts and to better understand what drives her. She’s so powerful and intelligent, yet so warm and kind. I love her courage! This is such a well-written, thoroughly enjoyable book.”

—Jenny Oaks Baker, Grammy nominee and Billboard no. 1 violinist

"In Courage to Be You, Gail Miller becomes the wise friend and life coach you’ve always wished for. Beautifully written and packed with personal experiences, this book offers valuable advice about what matters most: faith, family, friendship, hard work, and creating your own definition of success. Learning how Gail found her own voice will give you the courage to find yours. This book is a treasure." 

—Brad Wilcox, author of The Continuous Atonement and Changed through His Grace

In Courage to Be You, Gail Miller candidly shares some hard-won wisdom—that if we examine our imperfect lives through a heavenly lens, it can reveal how perfect God's plan is for each of us. I confess that at first I thought Gail Miller's book Courage to be You was for women. But reading about her journey as a stay-at-home mom, wife, mother, grandmother, corporate executive and humanitarian makes me want to be a better man.”

—Michael McLean, singer, songwriter, creator of The Forgotten Carols

Courage to Be You is a book about finding courage to live a good life, to be a believer, to be a friend, to be patiently active, to be a mother, to be a partner, to work hard, to use resources wisely, to serve, to define your definition of success, to be you. By sharing her experiences from a child to an adult, from poverty to wealth, from housewife to CEO, Gail Miller outlines how we also can move upward and forward to the good and rewarding life—as we define it. These truths are majestic in their simplicity. They are profound in their impact. They are inspiring in their genuineness.”
—Scott Anderson, President and CEO, Zions Bank

Learn more about Miller's life in Courage to Be You.

Gail Miller might seem as though she has it easy—now. But she has experienced challenges in nearly every aspect of her life: financial struggles, family trials, and personal loss. Through it all, she has had courage to move forward and remain grounded in her faith.

In Courage to Be You, Gail encourages readers to find their own path—with the help of the Lord. Her candid stories and personal insights about faith, hard work, grief, and many more topics are both fascinating and inspiring.

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