Sabrina Lamb’s eclectic ability to intermingle fiction with comedy and social commentary is brilliantly displayed in not only her new book, “A Kettle of Vultures…Left Beak Marks On My Forehead” (Strebor/Atria Books; October 2010) but also in her newly released animated film trailer for the book! The best-selling author, media personality and satirist has been raising eyebrows for some time now with her distinctive takes on life and popular culture. A savvy business woman, journalist and former standup comic, Lamb is also best-selling author of “Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio’s Most Controversial Diva” and “Celebrity Elect: When Your Favorite Star Becomes President of the United States.”
With “A Kettle of Vultures” Lamb, a Miami, Florida native now residing in New York, whisks us off to Opa Locka, Florida as her main character, Iris Chapman returns home on the day of her brother’s controversial wedding. Not unlike the kettle of low-flying vultures convening over the plane she is boarding, we are lead on a humorous journey as Iris navigates along the path of survival from the onslaught of vulturous characters in her life. An Atlanta-based image consultant, Iris Chapman’s dysfunctional family, socially maladjusted clients and magical friends inadvertently lead her toward fulfilling self-acceptance.
With creativity that knows no bounds, Lamb introduces us to the vivid cast of characters from “A Kettle of Vultures” in a book trailer that plays like a short film. In the animated vehicle we find Lamb at a book signing attended by her cast of “ungrateful fictitious” characters who are appalled at their portrayal in the book! There is Ms. Chickie, Iris Chapman’s octogenarian grandmother, Iris’ mother, the social climbing Lee Artist, and her hermit-like father Willie Chapman to name a few. Lamb finds out the hard way that you can’t just assault the reputations of fictitious characters without paying the price!
Readers may remember Lamb from Lifetime Television’s Girl’s Night Out, where she wove her comedic skills around issues such as homelessness, foreign policy and spousal abuse. As a media personality she has co-hosted “The Morning Show” on 1600 WWRL in New York City as well as the highly-rated “Open Line,” “Week In Review” and “Wake-Up Club” on WRKS-FM.
Lamb’s wicked sense of humor however, in no way inhibits her savvy business sense. As the founder of the WorldofMoney.org (http://www.WorldofMoney.org) Lamb has amassed an ambitious roster of financial experts who are committed to empowering underserved youth with a sound financial foundation. Her organization, the WorldofMoney.org, provides youth, ages 12 – 18, with empowering tools to survive economic cycles, by examining their own money mindsets to create budgets, establish savings plans, manage/avoid debt, understand investment strategies, set financial legacies and make sound decisions for their education and retirement. The WorldofMoney.org has graduated hundreds of students!