"The most frightening book I’ve read about Washington since Newt Gingrich’s 'Understanding Trump.' A Southern Gothic for the DC area. Loved it."
- Mike Sacks, Vanity Fair
Press / Publications:
THE GEORGETOWN DISH - "Gifford's Is Dead," Judith Beermann
WASHINGTON POST MAGAZINE - "Heir to a Scandal," Laura Wexler
SANTA FE WRITERS PROJECT - What is Gifford's Ice Cream?
In his shocking new memoir, We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire (forthcoming May 2017 from Stillhouse Press), Andrew Gifford details the dark history behind Gifford’s Ice Cream and Candy Company, one of Washington D.C.’s most iconic family-run businesses.
For more than 70 years, Gifford’s created sweet memories for generations of local Washingtonians and visitors from every corner of the nation, but few knew of the byzantine betrayals and intrigue rooted in the company from its modest beginnings—influences that would ultimately destroy the legendary business and its troubled founding family.
Gifford’s story unfolds with remarkable immediacy and candor, revealing the elaborate schemes, crushing bankruptcy, embezzlement, and tragic suicide behind the scenes of the ice cream parlor’s happy façade, and the devastation that lay in its wake.
"The story Andrew 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 Beermann, The Georgetown Dish