Winner at:
- Reader Views Literary Awards (2009)
- Nashville Book Festival (2009)
- Beach Book Festival (2009)
- Readers' Favorite (2010)
- Rebecca's Reads Written Art Awards (2010)
- Paris Book Festival (2010)
"A delicious literary sundae . . ."
                                                        - Turkey Hill Ice Cream


With its upbeat, conversational tone and broad appeal, Steff Deschenes' The Ice Cream Theory is not a typical self-help book. The book strives to use that all-comfortable, all-inclusive, all-relatable dessert, ice cream, as the non-threatening medium to share insight to life when it comes to friendships, hardships and overcoming obstacles.

The Ice Cream Theory is Steff Deschenes’ charming exploration of the parallels between human personalities and ice-cream flavors, a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the variety inherent in a well-lived life. This book utilizes humor and satire to encourage the reader to enjoy life, the people around it, and that nothing is by accident—everything happens for a reason.


Praise for "The Ice Cream Theory"
"Charming and humorous, [Steff Deschenes'] The Ice Cream Theory is an intriguing and highly recommended read that shouldn't be missed."
- The Midwest Book Review

". . .Unlike most self-help books, Steff Deschenes' is full of down-to-earth thoughts and hits you when you least expect it. . . . I can honestly say I couldn't get the relationship between different ice creams and our journey in life out of my mind.""
- Carol Hoyer, PhD, ReaderViews.com

" . . . it offers fresh, insightful looks at ourselves. Seldom has a book with ice cream as its central metaphor been so endearingly warm. [. . .] Pick up Steff Deschenes' The Ice Cream Theory together with a pint of some special flavor, and see where they take you. The journey is bound to be pleasant."
- Nancy Grape, The Maine Sunday Telegram

". . .Her writing style is conversational and down to earth. Steff Deschenes is completely honest and without hesitation unveils her true self, leaving the reader feeling as if she were a close friend over for a visit."
- Dessa, Ice-Cream-Freaks.com

". . . It takes a special kind of braveness to put one's life out there for the entire world to judge, but without her bravery, Steff Deschenes' theory would never be known to and comprehended by the rest of us."
- Fred, 2Dips.com