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Monday, November 22, 2010

The Ice Cream Theory by Steff Deschenes (Book Review and Giveaway)

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.

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
ISBN: 978-1-4392-3005-3
270 pages


Unknown said...

Oo! Oo! Oo! I so would love this book since I LOVE ice cream. Honestly I like any type of ice cream. My favorite is one that I rarely am able to find its Coconut Almond. It tastes just like an Almond Joy Bar, soooo good!

Thanks for the chance into this giveaway, this book sounds awesome.

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fredamans said...

Love the new look!

My all-time favorite ice cream is from Baskin Robbins only, called Jamoca Almond Fudge!


Linda Kish said...

My new favorite is Dreyer's Tollhouse cookie dough ice cream.

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Anonymous said...

It would have to be butter pecan or black cherry.

Tip: If someone tells you their favorite flavor of ice cream, do not buy that flavor for years! I had a favorite and now I can't stand to look at it. LOL


rubynreba said...

Such an interesting topic for a book! I'd find it very interesting. My favorite flavor or ice cream is strawberry.

Maureen said...

There are a lot of ice cream flavors that I like but my favorite is fudge ripple.
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sablelexi said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream is a tie between Blue Moon and Butter Pecan.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I'm pretty boring; it's cookie dough all the way!

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A said...


My favourite flavor is peppermint stick. I love mint ice cream but I don't like the dark chocolate chips usually found. And I like peppermint better than spearmint anyways.

Donovan Powers said...

Call it boring, but a nice vanilla will always do.

Anonymous said...

My favorite flavor of ice cream is pistachio :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm posting this in my weekly giveaway blog this Wednesday. :)

Right now, my favorite is Peppermint. I love it!!! I also love caramel cone ice cream any time of the year.

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BRN2SHOP9 said...

I love her theory. This book sounds great!

My favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip! But only if it's green I hate the white! lol

Brittany Roshelle said...

Thanks for this great contest! My favorite ice cream is Cake Batter :-)

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