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Gold (1st Place) Winner of the "Self Help" Category
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Winner of the "Non-Fiction" and "Self Help" Categories
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Winner of the "Self Help" Category
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Winner of the 2010 "Wild Card" Category
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Winner of the 2010 "Non-Fiction" Category
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Winner of the 2009 "Wild Card" Category

The Theory

The Theory was hatched when Deschenes was trying to make sense of her first heartbreak.  In the midst of that grief, she realized that, in the same way humans have ice-cream preferences, humans have people preferences. Like ice cream flavors, social preferences shift based on age, experience, even mood. There are exotic flavors that one craves when feeling daring, comforting flavors to fall back on, flavors long-enjoyed that eventually wear out their welcome, and those unique flavors that require an acquired taste. Like people, no ice cream flavor is perfect every single time . . . and it is in this realization that the crux of Deschenes’s theory lies.

Deschenes neatly brings together anecdotes from her own adventures with broader-reaching social commentary to help others recognize the wisdom and joy inherent in a beloved dessert.

With its cheeky self-help slant, The Ice Cream Theory is an endearing and light-hearted addition to any bookshelf.  It's a must read for anyone bruised by life's tough lessons and in need of a cheerful pick me up!


Paperback - US $15.99 - ISBN: 9781439230053