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


“A Southern Gothic for the DC area. Loved it.”
- Vanity Fair

“Despite the sweetness of this family’s product, 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

ABOUT

THE AUTHOR


Born and raised in Washington, DC, Andrew Gifford is the founder and director of the Santa Fe Writers Project. Over the years, he’s worked as a caterer, a bookseller, a groundskeeper, in call centers, as the wire editor for an Associated Press company, as a business writer for Oxford Intelligence, and as a development editor for the American Psychological Association books department. He is the author of the memoir We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire and the grandson of the founder of Gifford’s Ice Cream.


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Praise for We All Scream

"A Southern Gothic for the DC area. Loved it.”

- Vanity Fair


“Despite the sweetness of this family’s product, 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


“The story Gifford tells is so much more than of the demise of an American ice cream empire. With its twists and mysteries, some unsolved to the end, it’s a riveting ride.”

— Judith Beerman, The Georgetown Dish

"“An embattled and fought-over ice cream empire gone bust, three generations of a deeply disturbed and troubled family, missing people and millions of dollars gone, and myriad unsolved mysteries. Andrew Gifford’s life is a kind of living ‘potboiler’ of a book, a riveting read. Gifford is a very gifted writer. I was mesmerized. Very highly recommended.”

- Tim Bazzett, author of Booklover


“We All Scream is an unflinching tell-all about how what one sees, and even tastes, is not always reality.”

— Atticus Review


“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.