Kambri’s Books

Below are links to my memoir and a collection of essays to which I contributed. I hope you like them. And, if you do, I hope you tell your friends.

Burn Down The Ground: A MemoirBURN DOWN THE GROUND: A MEMOIR

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

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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.

“Poignant and unsettling.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Based on the wildly popular website, My Parents Were Awesome shares heartwarming and hilarious essays by sons and daughters—including Kambri Crews, Jamie Deen, Christian Lander, Dave Itzkoff, Laurie Notaro, and Holly Peterson—who tell tales of their folks before babies, mortgages, and receding hairlines. Accompanied by treasured vintage photographs, these stories will make you laugh, melt your heart, and spark your own reflections of Mom and Dad.

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