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Ice Cream Man

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  176 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Having run out of options, former YouTube star Dax Flame must get a job at an ice cream shop in order to make ends meet.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published November 4th 2019 by DAX FLAME
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Dylan Phelan
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A brief glimpse into the life and mind of a bygone, but canonical, YouTuber. Beautiful in its simplicity. I'd give this man a free Ice Cream anytime.

Keep working, keep hoping, and keep trying Dax. I sure will.
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I vacillated between giving this three and four stars. I initially felt disappointed because the last 23 pages are a bunch of photographs and a drawing (there is a final chapter after the images). But then I remembered the writing itself is concise, thoughtful, and relatable. And although the chapters are self-contained vignettes, they also work together to tell a complete story of Dax’s experience working in a stifling work environment while trying to rekindle his career.
Michael Baker
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Creative and insightful. A wonderful look into the world of Dax Flame. Would reccomend highly.
Payton Bucki
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
loose minge
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very personal and humbling read. I really hope Dax makes it.
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There is just something so charming, relatable and yet so uniquely bizarre about this book. It's a short read, highly recommended. ...more
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
I read this book because it’s written by a previously famous YouTuber who might be now famous again. He seemed like an interesting guy, in the weird sort of way and his book didn’t disappoint. Can’t recommend it, but it wasn’t a terrible read. Rather entertaining, reads like shooters manifesto, but without the evil, just the weird.
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
when was the last time I smiled this much while reading? a little book of observances and struggles and inner monologues—makes me happy to be human.
Patrick Acenas
Aug 03, 2020 rated it liked it
first book i completed in a day. 10/10 for me. 6/10 for the book
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to preface by saying that I still haven't read Dax's first book, but maybe that's better so there's no bias through comparison. Also, wow, I'm surprised to be the first reviewer. Cool!

I tried to read the book in the old vlog voice but this Dax is more mature and adult than the one I grew up watching in high school so many years ago. I had no idea we are about the same age.

The book is like a journal of short sporadic thoughts and tales about working in an ice cream shop for a while and f
Ashley Kidd
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A short autobiography of Dax Flame - famous YouTuber, actor, writer.

I bought this book after watching Idubbbz documentary ‘Ice Cream Man’. I had no previous knowledge of Dax Flame before watching this documentary, but after watching, I wanted to know more of this man, who although odd, in his own unique way, he also seemed to me like a really bright, kind, amiable person.

After watching the documentary and letting the book sit on my shelf for a few months, in the meantime rewatching the documen
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dax Flame's vlogs produced in 2007 during my high school years and the early days of YouTube were my introduction to what would become the modern obsession of YouTubers and/or content creators. Fast forward to now, we've all gotten older and most aspects of our lives are different. I enjoyed this book because it carries the same kind and odd Dax Flame perspective and voice. It seems those early videos may not be as satirical as perceived and the character of Dax is rather close to the person Mad ...more
Kai Wood
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Maybe I give out perfect 5 star ratings too much. Who cares. As someone who has worked in an Ice Cream shop for 2 summers (and has long hair) this book really got under my skin. I really like Dax’s writing style. It reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut’s but maybe that’s just because he’s my favorite author and I want to read stuff similar to his. This was a nice way to spend 45 minutes. It’s actually way more hopeful and positive than I was expecting. Really good book. Connor text me if you want to read ...more
Zackary Davis
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one sitting. Flame's voice throughout this work is intoxicating. His unique take on the world and human behavior comes across in each chapter, and it is a great privilege to have a book of his confessions and reflections. Flame comes across as a strange but ultimately kind-hearted guy, and, of course, I wish him the best. This book's greatest success is that it feels deeply personal and totally honest. I really can't recommend this book enough, especially for those who'd like ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir-bio
Dax Flame continues. I'll be honest that I liked the first book better, but if you've followed Dax Flame, then I still imagine you'll find this worth the read. It has the same meandering, introspective style we now expect from Dax Flame content. It also continues to present Dax Flame's perspective on the world and what captures his mental energy, which is the reason I continue to follow his content.

This is a niche work, but a also useful reflection on the times.
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
The musings of a late 20's ex-YouTube/movie star attempting to find purpose and enjoyment in the mundane facets of life we all face, but no one prepares us for.

A pleasant yet awkward look into the mind of Dax Flame during his summer escapade as an Ice Cream Man. Enjoyable, sometimes unexpectedly humourous, and a little harrowing. Dax is...very much Dax in this book, but it's very insightful and relatable nonetheless.
Zac Morris
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great to see a much needed update on the life of Dax Flame. I could definitely go for one of these every couple years.

I especially loved the chapter about Dax's teenage pranks and the one about Charlie Puth.
Angela Wiest
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious. I loved reading what felt like his journal. I wouldn't use the savings for the game show pilot. Too risky. And you're not going to get a raise when giving away free food haha but keep being you. ...more
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2000, shelf
When I lived back home, in middle school, I used to slide notes under the bathroom door when my mom was in there to try to make her think a stranger was in the house. They'd say things like, "We've taken your son" ...more
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I finished this little book, I was trying to decide if it was 4 or 5 stars. I don’t know man. Something about the charm of this tiny blue book about a bygone YouTube star and his new life is just so profound. Like, a look behind the scenes. I just wish it was a little longer.
4.2/5 stars
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
A brilliant memoir of Dax's tales from the ice cream shop. This book is filled with many small and easy to read stories. Read them all in a day, or read them slowly day by day. Either way it's an eccentric read. ...more
Edward Carter
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The only book anyone should ever read
Robertson Kunz
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
YouTuber Dax Flame's second book giving opinions on life while documenting his time working at an ice cream shop. ...more
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genuine, brilliant, touching

This book was short but impactful. It was funny, yet meaningful I cannot wait to read more from this author.
Luca Strobel
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really entertaining short read about a interesting person.
Connor Rose
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just a guy talkin about his life at an ice cream shop. Very real and relatable. What a page turner!
Paul Blacketer
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Short and sweet. Just like a song.
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Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
wow i really liked this !!! it was actually really insightful and really well-written and now i would like to read his other book ahaha
Aug 10, 2020 rated it liked it
A fun, awkward, and brief glimpse of the life of a former YouTube star who I’m convinced has to be somewhere on the spectrum.
Aug 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: alt-lit
iDubbbz brought me here.
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