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The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  17,431 ratings  ·  1,676 reviews
Hello reader,

In this book is a world. A world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the internet!

We are Dan and Phil and we invite you on a journey inside our minds! From the stories of our actual births, to exploring Phil's teenage diary and all the reasons why Dan's a fail.

Learn how to draw the perfect cat whiskers, get advice on what to do in an awkward s
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 8th 2015 by Ebury Press
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Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I know most of you will be disappointed in me since I've basically built up this sarcastic, harsh, hateful, and slightly aloof persona. And here I am putting this book on my I-Want-it-Like-I-Want-Food shelf (which is a very serious shelf). But I have a confession to make — a confession that will destroy this façade I've spent so long building up with just one sentence;

I love watching DanIsNotOnFire and AmazingPhil on Youtube.

Yep. I've lost all of my critical credibility (however small). Bu
K G.S.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I finally was able to read this book and it was AMAZING!!!

It was so interesting to get to know my favorite youtubers more deeply. We got to see Dan and Phil being themselves during the whole book, to the point when I was reading with their voices in my head.


They gave us great advice if we ever wanted to be youtubers and we got to read the real, infamous Vega's story. Man, I want to believe you guys, seriously, but (view spoiler)
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography-etc
I love how they put Dan's entire name for the author name. Oh, goodreads. ...more
Tanisha Mehta
Review before reading the book :



Review after reading the book:

When I finally got the book :

Some Phan moments :

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Maria (Big City Bookworm)
4.5 stars

If you came here looking for an in depth review, you came to the wrong place. The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire is completely random and fun and crazy and so I figured this review should be the same.

For those of you are are unfamiliar with Dan Howell (Danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) you probably don't spend a lot of time watching vloggers in the wonderful world of YouTube. I remember way back when I had first heard of Youtube, I was in Grade 9, which was 10 years ago (I know
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
soz but not soz Dan and Phil are great
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Before: (view spoiler)

**probably some spoilers? can you spoil memoirs**

Prior to the Amazing Book is Not on Fire announcement I didn't ever really want to read books written by YouTubers. Or ... any memoirs, or life-stories, for that matter. They seemed to close
Elly (imaginemorebooks)
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what I was expecting when I first watched the trailer for this book back in March. I just instantly knew I needed to have it the second it was released. Dan and Phil are two of my favorite youtubers that I have been following for years so obviously I ended up reading this book in one sitting.
Overall, I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. I guess the most prominent is that this book was made for the fans (and Dan and Phil themselves). Simply put, it is like a scrapbook th
Literally dying right now.

Aisyah ♡
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love it!!!

Dancin on my way downtown~

Special shout out to "The Urge", a short phanfiction written by Dan. That fanfic was pretty good and I'd definitely subscribe to his ao3 if he has one.

Give it a try if you're a big fan of AmazingPhil and danisnotonfire.


Update 8/12

Dan had just uploaded his video 'The Urge' along with illustrations submitted by the viewers.
You can listen to him narrate the fanfic here.

So many beautiful and creative drawings, my favs are:
0:05, 0:17, 3:26, 4:29 and
Quick review for a quick read. Yes, I subscribe to both Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil (as well as their gaming channel - because Dan falling out of his chair playing FNAF still makes me laugh. I have no shame.). That's how I ended up figuring out that they released a book - but I didn't realize they had an audiobook version until browsing Audible. I had a credit, I used it on this book - I regret nothing.

This was such a fun read. I was entertained not just learning a bit from their random games
I'm having a really productive day that so far has mainly consisted of me thrashing around in bed and feeling sorry for myself and overdosing on aspirin while coughing my lungs out. Good times.

*awkwardly clears throat*

Well, hello everybody! It is Giulia here, and welcome to what you all secretly wanted but didn't know you needed: THE INTERACTIVE REVIEW. (If you haven't already noticed my sneaky move, those up there were links you were supposed to click on. Duh.)

Now, the most sensible thing to d
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I think the best part was definitely the Fanfictions! :D I laughed so hard! Dan's was so good (scarily accurate writing I have to say, he clearly read a suspicious amount of fanfiction, lol ), and I still can't get over Phil's "muscular brow" and "D-Slice" and "raven-haired" and I'm not gonna spoil the ending but I'm telling you if you haven't read it yet, you're in for a treat ^^
The Las Vegas Story? Come ooooooooon guys, pwetty please, you can't just do this to us! Though it WAS quite creative,
This book really reminded me of why I got it in the first place, which was when it first come out a couple of years ago. Now I used to watch youtubers all the time and then I stopped, now I’m slowly getting back into them. Of course there are a few new ones that I watch these days. Reading this book again makes me want to go back and watch Dan and Phil’a old videos as well as new ones.

The thing with biographies is that I really have to be in the right frame of mind to read them or I just get pic
First of all, my copy of this book is SIGNED! I'm not sure if that's as big a deal I like to think, but this book is now the most important book on my shelf.

This was way, way better than I expected it to be. This isn't just a money grab, this book is genuinely funny, and I was laughing out loud the entire time. This was a legit, well made book and well worth buying. Dan and Phil are absolutely hilarious!

Dan's a freakishly good writer, like his fanfic of his own life was extremely well written. A
Emily Hiles
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I got this the day it came out and ran to the mailbox with choir heels on. Fell on my face, but I have no regrets.
♫✯Em loves Hollenstein✯♫❤the summertime and butterflies all belong to your creation❤

Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: would-reread
I just saw the trailer and can I say... I'm so excited! Ah! I know this is a new thing for YouTubers to have books but I think this one I will actually read. ...more
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My inner Phangirl cannot take the awesome.
Literally my two favourite Youtubers, and they have to go ahead and write a freaking book!
Also, it's in FULL COLOUR.
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Feb 11, 2017 rated it liked it
this book was absolutely hilarious + dan & phil are the lights of my life.
Dec 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Before starting the review, let me get one thing straight: Never read memoirs unless you know the person writing it. (And remember, this applies only to celebrity memoirs. It will not work with Anne Frank’s)
I remember I picked up ‘Yes, please!’ because it was a popular read and DNFed it at 30% because I couldn’t care less about Amy Poehler. So, when I got this book, I was afraid. Really really afraid that I’d DNF this one, too. But fortunately, for the sake of my sanity, I actually quite enjoyed
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This pretty much felt like watching one of their videos, and that's pretty much what I wanted from the book, so that's a win. The visual design of this book is also really awesome. The photos and stuff make me want to keep in on my coffee table. If I had a coffee table... I should procure a coffee table and then put this book on it. ...more
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Is this book listed under the genre humor? It is? Good! Because that was one of the most hilarious autobiographies I've ever read. I'm just so proud of the guys.

It was a beautiful book that had lots of artistic visuals too, it wasn't just an autobiography you read but looked at.

I have to say though, IRL (as Dan loves to say) I do not read fanfiction. So when I saw that the boys had written short fanfics about each other in the book, I skipped those. x_x A girl has to draw a line somewhere l
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Source: I own this book.
Cost: Preorder

After having this book on pre-order from the day they announced it until yesterday, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I finally, after six years, have something that these two guys have poured their hearts into, in my hands. Something real. And I'm all soppy and emotional because they're just so precious.

This is a brilliant, funny, and personal read and if you're a fan on phan, read this book. These boys deserve all the happiness they can get.
Actual rating 4.5 stars. If you're completely unfamiliar with Dan and Phil and haven't watched any of their YouTube videos, then I would not recommend reading this book or listening to the audiobook. This book is for fans, whether they're casual fans or they're fans that watch all their videos religiously. The book is hilarious. Their own unique senses of humour shine through and, even though I listened to the audiobook as well as reading it, when I was just reading the book their voices came ac ...more
Courtney ♡ librarycutie
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, audiobooks, memoirs
I listened to The Amazing Book is not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester on Audible!

Incase you haven't figured T out by now, I love watching YouTubers, I find it really enjoyable and entertaining, and better than watching tv most times. Dan and Phil are some of my favorites, so I decided to listen to their Audio book, and I wasn't Dissapointed.

I was, however, Dissapointed to see some people give the book 1 or 2 stars, and after reading them they have all been towards the book, not the aud
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015, cover-love
I really enjoyed this!!!! Dan and Phil are two of my favorite youtubers and I could not have asked for a better book from them!! The Amazing Book is not on Fire was not just another memoir, another book, it was THE book, THE memoir. When I read this I could just feel Dan's and Phil's personalities flowing through the words and pictures so vibrantly! One of the reasons I love Dan and Phil so much is because they're such a compatible, funny couple of guys, and you could sense that throughout all o ...more
Jul 05, 2015 marked it as to-read
This is the only youtubers book I REALLY want okay like right now thanks.
Oct 14, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: terrible
(For people who have trouble downloading this book on their iPhones, try downloading it to your computer. I was only able to read it there; I am not sure if it is ever compatible with the iPhone, but I would imagine that even if you managed to download it there, the text would be unreadable as it was already difficult enough to read full-size on a 15 inch screen!)

I identify as "phan trash" and even I couldn't get through this book. It hurts me to write this review because I really do care about
Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
(information about this award is available on my profile)

Yes, it was an amazing book (pun intended)! Yes, it lived up to my expectations! Yes, I read it in Dan and Phil's voices! And yet I only give it 4 stars? Whyyyy?

Well, honestly it's partly because of that I wished there was more written content in it than there was. Believe me, I thoroughly enjoyed all the pictures and collages and stuff from their apartment and life and travels and you know, but I would have loved to see more written stuff
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Daniel James "Dan" Howell is an English video blogger and radio personality. He is best known for his YouTube channel danisnotonfire, which has reached over six million subscribers. ...more

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