Liz Huntley (’97) Writes Memoir

August 28, 2015

Liz Huntley (’97) has released “More Than a Bird,” an autobiography that chronicles the inspirational story of an Alabama woman who overcame tremendous adversity during her childhood to become a successful attorney and motivational speaker.

Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley was among the guests when the book was recently launched at Clanton Elementary School, which Huntley attended as a child.

“I am in awe of how God has worked in her life,” Bentley told The Clanton Advertiser.

Huntley was born in Huntsville, but she grew up in Clanton, Alabama, after her mother’s suicide. The book begins with the death of her mother and the incarceration of her father. From there, it details her journey of living in poverty and being sexually abused by her uncle. The book also profiles the men and women who Huntley says God placed in her life to mentor her and help her meet her full potential.

A portion of the proceeds from “More Than a Bird” will support efforts to advocate for the expansion of Alabama’s voluntary pre-k program and to enhance the quality of life for children and families across the state.