Adapted from her critically acclaimed memoir BURN DOWN THE GROUND (Random House), author Kambri Crews delivers a candid account of a deaf family living on the edge. Incorporating photos and American Sign Language, Kambri tells a story you’ve definitely never heard before. Unless you hang around with homicidal deaf folks, that is.
A renowned storyteller and public speaker, Kambri has performed on hit storytelling shows and festivals such as The Moth Mainstage, Mortified, Risk!, and South by Southwest (SXSW). She is also an in-demand speaker at colleges around the country. Learn more about her at www.kambricrews.com.
Praise for Burn Down The Ground:
“Kambri Crews has proven that absurdity, chaos and full blown dysfunction make for a fascinating memoir.” —Janeane Garofalo
“[Kambri] demonstrates both true grit and a sense of humor that exists only among the very sharpest of those who have survived extraordinary childhoods. Hers is a fascinating story, beautifully told, that will leave you gobsmacked.” —Julie Klausner, host of the podcast How Was Your Week and author of I Don’t Care About Your Band
“. . . Her voice is fresh, fearless and singular – with an ability to craft a story you’ll never be able to forget, but also not be able to stop talking about.” —Mandy Stadtmiller, editor for XOJane.com
"Poignant and unsettling." —Kirkus Reviews
"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
“Harrowing…A remarkable odyssey of scorched earth, collateral damage, and survival." —Publishers Weekly