Andrew Gifford

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Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Andrew Gifford is the founder and director of the Santa Fe Writers Project, an indie press dedicated to craft writing. He is the grandson of the founder of Gifford’s Ice Cream.

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We All Scream by Andrew  Gifford
"Started this a second time. The first couple of chapters just seemed inauthentically vengeful...but as I re-read it, I saw the truth underlying the experience. Powerfully told, well-described, openly vulnerable, the book tells a story of inexplica..." Read more of this review »
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"We are deep into the If the Ice Had Held, a brisk novel told from seven points of view across more than three decades, when 14-year-old Irene thinks about her mother, a woman she never really knew.

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We All Scream by Andrew  Gifford
"Andrew Gifford's We All Scream is a riveting portrayal of the real life family behind Gifford's Ice Cream. From the opening story on the lake which depicts Gifford's parents sadistically frightening him for their own amusement, we learn what it's..." Read more of this review »
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“Once, John confronted a neighbor whose son had kicked a ball into the backyard. The boy’s mother apologized profusely and asked for the ball back, but John punctured it and threw it away. He warned that worse would happen if anything like that occurred again. Then he leaned back, cleared his sinuses, and hocked into the mother’s face. That boy, now in his fifties, sat with me in a bar and broke down into tears as he related the story.”
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“My mother told me that I shouldn’t trust anyone. I wasn’t to speak to strangers, or leave the hotel room, or get out of the boat. If anyone spoke to me, she said, I must not forget that they were “the enemy.” She told me that everyone out there—“a world full of strangers”—wanted to “steal” me. Because we were famous, my father would chime in. Mom would nod and say that they would “brutally rape and torture” me. I learned three rules: trust no one, speak to no one, and tell no one your name.”
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“Every Halloween, at Gene’s Costumes in Kensington, Maryland, both Mom and Dad would point to a policeman costume and whisper in my ear: “Don’t trust police officers, because they are probably just evil men in disguise. You can buy a cop’s outfit and ID right here. Anyone can. Always remember that.”
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