Elizabeth Allen gives a gut-wrenching account of her young adult years, defined by love, relationships and bad choices. Liz Gardner grows up in a highly dysfunctional family. Her father is a womanizer who has little time to even recognize his daughter, and her mother has failed at five marriages, leaving a legacy of minimal guidance when it comes to love. With little to go on, Liz -- young and passionate with boyfriend in tow -- follows her path of self-discovery and moves to New York City to explore a career in the theater. They are innocents and the city is hard and cruel and Liz dreams that life has more to offer her.
Seeking new opportunities as an actress, Liz makes a move to California. Her life is filled with a string of casual relationships and a sense that there is always something missing. With each bad choice comes an even worse outcome that leaves her wondering when her own source of wisdom will take her hand and guide her on this journey.
Through turmoil, tragedy and self-doubt, Liz begins to learn the value of herself. Despite her painful early years, her mistakes begin to diminish and the vision of her life becomes clear. In her exploration of spirituality, she finds her strength and independence and believes that ultimately there is someone out there who will love her unconditionally.
Elizabeth Allen has bared her past, bringing us a tale of self-discovery and survival. A tale of youth, and resiliency, Who Got Liz Gardner is a story for those who doubt their ability to forge a good life when obstacles seem insurmountable. - USA Today
Author Liz Allen lost her grandmother, mother and sister to ovarian cancer. As a result, she donates a portion of all her book sales to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida.