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I'm Just Sitting on a Fence

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Amongst other things, I’m Just Sitting on a Fence chronicles Dax Flame’s travels in India, Hollywood, Rome, Mexico, San Francisco, and the Grand Canyon, where he volunteers at an orphanage, auditions with a movie star, falls in love, kills a fish, goes through a nervous breakdown, and has an epiphany-inducing near-death experience. But that may be misleading; there’s more ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published December 13th 2014 by DAX FLAME (first published December 10th 2014)
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Meghan
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There’s currently a blizzard happening on the East Coast and I’m stuck in the middle of it. It’s late at night and I just woke up from an accidental nap. I feel like this is the perfect state of mind to write a review of “I’m Just Sitting on a Fence” by Dax Flame. Truthfully, I finished the book a few days ago but needed some time for it to fully soak in so I could process all the thoughts swirling around in my head. This review will be a little scatterbrained but then again so is the book so ma ...more
Beatrice
I'm Just Sitting on a Fence is a memoir and a compilation of various writing styles, incorporating media cleverly as well as a characteristic prose of self-referencing. The internal monologue of this book is blatantly honest, revealing both convictions and insecurities of its author to an extent that has made me appreciate his vulnerability. Dax Flame tells us of events of his day to day life, including little notes of public recognition and personal growth, counterposed with short stories writt ...more
Dash Gulick
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ahhh Daxflame. Or I guess it's Dax Flame now. He was quite possibly the greatest enigma i've ever had the pleasure of watching on Youtube. It was believable, more so than Marble Hornets. It lasted with a certain level of credibility, rather than than what ended up happening with Lonelygirl. And even better? I still haven't a clue if it was all an act or not. Speaking of act, Dax became an actor. I'd be lying if I said I didn't watch 21 Jump Street solely for the fact that Dax had a few scenes in ...more
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May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of Dax for going on ten years now, I was ecstatic when I heard he wrote a book. I had no idea what to expect from it – how could he possibly channel the manic unhinged personality of his videos into a book? Would he finally reveal that he's been playing a character the whole time?

Ultimately, I wanted to unravel the mystery of Dax. Here's a guy who's too ridiculous for the real world: who bonds with his friends by literally pissing on them, who flirts with his crush by stealing and break
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Weathervane
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Classic Dax. Great for fans; interesting to see, on page, the mix of sincerity and idiocy that his actor plays so well. Would love to see another book, and curious the approach he might take. I especially enjoyed his short stories at the beginning, and the description of the trip to Rome, which is not played for laughs.
Julie Powell
I am not quite sure what to say about this piece of writing, which reads like a see-saw of emotions concerning a journey of lessons.

It is unique, and for those who enjoy delving into something different, where the words are reaching out to be understood, this one is for you.

Worth a look.
Lincoln Mattwandel
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simply baffling
Ben Yaxley
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Daxflame feels like an old friend at the stage, and he had a profound impact on my life. He seemed like an awkward, anxious and troubled kid, who through his youtube vlog, turned his flaws and daily tragedies into intentionally-unintentionally hilarious high art.

The big question viewers asked was, was Daxflame for real? I'm sure it's half-half. A technique of playing up your character flaws to the extreme, exaggerating where you need, but making it believable. Maybe Nathan Fielder and Joe Pera
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Cubie
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is like reading a Daxflame video, it’s amazingly satisfying.
Edward Carter
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A work of God
Tobias Langhoff
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
Written by actor and vlogger Dax Flame, aka Bernice Jauch the III, this book is part novel, part memoir, part collection of short stories, part travel literature, part diary, part docufiction, and also encompasses many other genres I don't think are invented yet. It is a quintessential piece of modernist naïve art and a prime example of stream-of-consciousness techniques. It also uses an experimental form of multimedia integration that will be apparent to the reader in due course. It taught me t ...more
Theresa K
Mar 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
Thank you for this book won thru Goodreads giveaway. Perhaps if you followed Dax Flame on the internet, you may be a fan of this book. Unfortunately, even after pondering what I read, I couldn't get into it, sorry. ...more
Ivy Espinosa
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
This is one of the weirdest, most entertaining books I've ever read. Wonderful read, I'm really glad I finally got the chance to read this. ...more
Liz
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Essential for any fan. A wonderful book that brought me much joy with the observations of Dax. (delayed review!)
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