Title: The Ice Cream Theory
Author: Steff Deschenes
Publisher: Book Surge Publishing
My synopsis/thoughts: Steff Deschenes has a theory - that people are like flavors of ice cream - you can like certain people at different times in your life, just like different flavors of ice cream appeal to you at different times. How sometimes you can't get enough of someone, and then suddenly you don't want to have anything else to do with them. Just like you can overdue flavors of ice cream (or any food for that matter) until you are sick of it. This isn't the only corollary between ice cream and food though - just one of them.
Each chapter centers on a certain flavor, with Ms. Deschenes first telling you about a person in her life, then about what flavor ice cream she associates them with, and then the reasons why she feels they are like this ice cream.
This was a very fun, light-hearted read, even though some of the chapters dealt with break-ups of people she cared a great deal about. I have tried to use her theory and think about the people in my life in relation to ice cream - but I couldn't come up with anything. While I like ice cream, I don't think that I love it as much as Ms. Deschenes does! I did like hearing about all the different ice cream flavors though like Champagne, Exploding Chocolate Extraordinaire and one that I would really like to try - Peanut-Butter Filled, Chocolate-Covered Pretzels. This is vanilla ice cream with peanut butter swirls and chocolate fudge ripples, and yep - peanut-butter filled, chocolate-covered pretzels. I love peanut butter and chocolate and I love chocolate covered pretzels - so this seems like it would be right up my alley.
Please come back tomorrow for a guest post by Ms. Deschenes!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my unbiased review.
GIVEAWAY!Ms Deschenes has offered a copy of this book for one of my readers - so to enter, just tell me what is your favorite flavor of ice cream! Please leave an email address with your entry. This giveaway is open to US/Canada only and will end on December 13.
About the author: Steff Deschenes is a self-taught ice-cream maker. When she isn't conducting random social experiments or going on secret ice cream rendezvous with her younger sister, she enjoys traveling and playing guitar. She lives in Maine with her bunny, Boone, and is diligently researching her next book, The Burrito Theory. Visit her website at www.steffdeschenes.com.
The Ice Cream Theory
Publisher/Publication Date: BookSurge, July 2009