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A Kettle of Vultures: . . . left beak marks on my forehead Paperback – Bargain Price, October 12, 2010

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If  David Sedaris' Naked and Zadie Smith's White Teeth spawned a literary child, A KETTLE OF VULTURES would be their offspring. Written with humorous abandon by popular satirist, former stand-up comic and media commentator, Sabrina Lamb, A KETTLE OF VULTURES  is a fictional romp which exposes the ascerbic thoughts of image consultant Iris Chapman, her dysfunctional family, socially maladjusted clients, magical friends and her adventurous journey towards self-acceptance.
 

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 "I love this book!!! Sabrina Lamb puts you in the center of the action with her descriptive writing style. As a former record industry publicist, it was like re-living the record business through these pages. The personal struggles of Iris - the consummate professional who has to keep it all together to save her own image are on display here proving life is NOT glitz all of the time.  If you have any family at all down South, Iris' family is a mirror image of yours...forcing you to face your upbringing in spite ofwhat you have become." 
 
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Strebor Books; Original edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593093357
  • ASIN: B005FOG0VO
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,232,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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WARNING- Do not read this book on the metro or you may find yourself institutionalized for hysteria. This book will make you laugh in ways you haven't in a long time, a spontaneous guffaw, or an unladylike snort, and a crick in your neck from shaking it as if to say "No she didn't" are all possible. On a crowded train it may look like you are having a fit so read home alone where you can cackle to your hearts content. ROFLMBO!!!!
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"Vultures" was a hoot. I experienced a huge kettle of laugh out loud moments... sometimes with tears running down my face. The absurdity of some of the situations were so real that they brought me back to memories of my own growing up in a "different" kind of family.

Miss Chickie's church moment was pure genius. She handled that pastor with a truth many of us wish we had the courage to execute -- in many a situation. I look forward to experiencing many more Ms. Chickie "truths".

I highly recommend "Kettle". It is funny, outrageous and just simply good reading.
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Iris Chapman's life is much like our own: unpredicatable and filled with characters whose interaction with and influence upon us shapes us, drives us, and makes us into the people that we continue to evolve in to. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. My genre of choice is African American nonfiction, but this book came highly recommended by a family member, so I took the plunge. It was entertaining, thought provoking, and as a reader, I actually cared about Iris, who, despite her strength and independence, is still a vulnerable flesh and blood woman who must ride the ebbs and flows of her life: sometimes confidently riding the waves of a wild surf; other times, clinging to whatever floatation device she can find. It is hilarious in parts, thought-provoking in others. I enjoyed the wild ride that is Iris's life, and had no problem keeping up with her. And I saw more than a few people in there I recognized. LOL

An aside to Ms. Lamb: I think Ms. Chickie deserves a book of her own. The backstory explaining the dichotomy of a person who raised such a "saddity" daughter, yet shares her porn selections, with accompanying reviews, with that same daughter's daughter is just begging to be done. She's a great character, and I'd like to know more about her. Please consider.
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I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well-developed and felt familiar to me. I had a lot of laugh out loud moments, which probably made people look at me sideways when I read it in public! Laughter is good for the soul, so that means that this book is good for you!

I'm looking forward to a sequel so I can find out what's happening in Iris' and Ms. Chickie's lives now!
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