Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Book!

Happy birthday to my book!
Happy birthday to my book!
Happy birthday dear Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir!
Happy birthday to my book!

After a long gestation process, I'm happy to announce the birth of my book Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir. The reviews are in and they're raves!

Easy purchase links: WalMartTargetAmazonBarnes & NobleiTunesIndie Bound and on KambriCrews.com

"Poignant and unsettling." —Kirkus Reviews

"Crews' story has heartbreaking depth and complexity...this is a rich read.” —Library Journal

"A compelling testament to the strength of the human spirit.”—Booklist

“Harrowing . . . A remarkable odyssey of scorched earth, collateral damage, and survival." —Publishers Weekly

 "Crews' account (the title refers to lighting brush on fire to clear out snakes) is as well-paced and stirring as a novel. In her fluid narrative (she's also a storyteller on the side, a gig that helped her develop this book), Crews neither wallows in self-pity nor plays for cheap black-comedic yuks. Instead, this book stands out for what matters most: Crews' story, bluntly told." —Elle magazine

ABOUT THE BOOK

For fans of Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle, an unflinching, emotional memoir by the hearing daughter of two deaf parents, about the rampant dysfunction of her rural Texas childhood and the searing violence that left her father serving a twenty-year prison sentence.

Successful New York producer and publicist Kambri Crews always knew that her childhood was unusual– she spent much of it in a tin shack deep with her family in the woods of Texas. But when, in her early 30s, her charismatic and adored father is sentenced to twenty years in prison for stabbing and nearly killing his girlfriend, she must confront for the first time his violent, destructive behavior. In her brutally honest, completely captivating memoir, Crews struggles to forge a relationship with her incarcerated father and revisits her unconventional family and the long road she took to her current life

Read a FREE excerpt  * Read reviews & blurbs  * View pictures of the tin shed

3 comments:

Emily said...

Heard you on DC101 this morning. Congrats on the book! Can't wait to read it and to follow your blog :)

Emily

Louise said...

I finished your book the other night. I cried HARD - but don't take that the wrong way! It turns out I have a lot more in common with you than just deaf parents. It was amazing to follow along with your story - the whole mixed bag of feelings, and the clash between where you come from and what you're trying to make of yourself. Thanks so much for sharing, and congrats on all the success.

CODA Hugs,
Louise

Kambri Crews said...

Wow, thank you! I'm so glad it resonated with you but sorry I made you cry! :o)

Thank you for reading and for the awesome feedback!