Malibu Burning

Malibu is known as an earthly paradise of multi-million-dollar mansions, movie stars, and unimaginable natural beauty. But all that changed on November 8, 2018.

Go deep behind the scenes of the most destructive wildfire in Los Angeles history. Alongside his wife and son, Robert Kerbeck battled the fire that threatened to take their home. He knows first-hand how the Malibu fire-affected everyone—from the rich and famous to the firefighters who often risked their lives. Blending investigative journalism and personal memoir, Malibu Burning brings you on the dramatic, life-threatening journey of real people fighting 2,000-degree flames to save entire neighborhoods.
  • Hear how the massive blaze affected Julia Roberts, Bob Dylan, Nick Nolte, and many other celebrities.
  • Explicit details on how people survived this tragedy through courage, kindness, and unified cooperation.

This book takes you into the hearts and minds of those who fought for their lives while the world watched Malibu Burning. To purchase a copy of Malibu Burning please click here.

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  • “An engrossing, thorough, and revealing portrait of a beloved beachside community confronting disaster.”

    Kirkus Reviews
  • “The best kind of nonfiction – so visceral it feels like fiction.”

    Los Angeles Review of Books
  • “Malibu Burning is a poignant memoir that shows every indication of a well-researched work. The author weaves his personal experience of the tragedy into the narrative and gives readers an understanding of the pain of survivors and the loss that many experienced…”

    Readers Favorite – 5 Star Review
  • The Dude abides! Actor Sam Elliott with his copy of Malibu Burning.
  • James Bond, aka Pierce Brosnan, buying a copy of Malibu Burning.
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti thanking Robert for writing Malibu Burning.
  • Robert with activist Erin Brockovich at an event
  • Wayne’s World star Tia Carrere with her copy of Malibu Burning. Schwing!
  • Priscilla Presley with Robert at an event

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