We All Scream (Paperback)

The Fall of the Gifford's Ice Cream Empire

By Andrew Gifford

Stillhouse Press, 9780996981637, 282pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2017

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(Literary Nonfiction) For more than 70 years, Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy Company was associated with nothing but pleasure for native Washingtonians and visitors to the nation's capital. But behind the iconic business's happy facade lay elaborate schemes, a crushing bankruptcy, two million dollars of missing cash, and a tragic suicide. As the last Gifford heir unfolds his story with remarkable immediacy and candor, he reveals the byzantine betrayals and intrigue rooted in the company from its modest beginnings--dark influences that would ultimately destroy the legendary Gifford business and its troubled founding family.

About the Author

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. We All Scream is his first book.

Praise For We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford's Ice Cream Empire

Despite the sweetness of this family’s product, Andrew Gifford survived one of the most brutal and heartbreaking childhoods ever to be committed to the page. His ability to translate such sad memories into fine art is a mark of his resilience and testament to the strength of the human spirit.
-- Cathy Alter, author of Crush

What begins as a behind-the-scenes scoop on the implosion of a beloved ice cream dynasty transforms into a harrowing tale of self discovery . Gifford writes with a scathing honesty that spares no one -- himself least of all. Bittersweet and brilliantly wrought.
-- Nevin Martell, food writer and author of "Freak Show Without a Tent."