“A great first read for 2013! I met the author at Books by the Banks and she was such a neat lady. After listening to her talk in a session, I went back & bought her book. So happy I did! What an interesting story she has to tell.”see full review » see other reviews »
“A great first read for 2013! I met the author at Books by the Banks and she was such a neat lady. After listening to her talk in a session, I went back & bought her book. So happy I did! What an interesting story she has to tell.”Georgette McClain wrote this review Wednesday, January 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was very interesting. I finished it in 2 days. It starts with a young girl visiting her father in jail. In the beginning,you dont know what he is in jail for, so you want to keep reading to find out. It ends up that you have to read clear to the end to discover why he was jailed . She tells about her life growing up -- her parents were both Deaf, although her mom has partial hearing. Her dad was completely deaf . I have wondered about kids who grow up with both parents being deaf,especially when they are small kids, like how do they learn to talk and how do the parents know when they cry when they are small ,so this book goes into lots of detail like that and tells of a lot of things I never thought about that deaf people have to overcome .Simple things like answering the phone, hearing someone at the door, fire alarms, etc . This book started in the 70's so we didnt have the gadgets we do today to help people in these situations. I liked learning more about deaf people and the challenges they have in life ,and also their ability to overcome them and live as good a life as anyone else does.
Rather than give away why her father was in jail, I'll leave that out in case anyone else reads it at some point. wouldnt want to ruin the ending for anyone .
“A moving memoir of a hearing child growing up with deaf parents.”Diane Benson wrote this review Thursday, November 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A dysfunctional family, true story of deaf parents with hearing children,. They lived rough but with love. All 4 smoked pot and drank excessively . There were mental problems, money problems, jail time and finally separation. This book held your attention. ”A. Rochester wrote this review Monday, October 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I just finished Kambri Crews book, Burn down the Ground that I received thru Libraythin’s early reviewer. Her account of life growing up in a family with deaf parents, in Texas is often funny, scary, violent and touching. This woman is a survivor as are her Mom and brother. She writes in a way that allows you to read about this raw, yet affectionate life they led. In spite of the anger I felt for the trauma they suffered, I gave the book 4 stars. It was well written, and very readable. ”Ellen H wrote this review Monday, April 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm a little burnt out on dysfunctional childhood memoirs, but this one was well written and interesting. Cambri Crews is the child of two deaf parents. Her father is an alcoholic with anger issues that he directs at women. The book gave me a look into the close knit deaf community and the author tells the story in a very straight forward manner and without excessive emotion. It has a positive outcome in that she grows up to overcome her rather deprived childhood. Overall, a good read.”Melissa L wrote this review Tuesday, March 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No