Imagine if you took every documented portion of your life-photos, text messages, pages from your high school diary, notes you wrote to your friends in middle school, weird collages of your favorite stuff, old quizzes you tore out from teen magazines—and put them all into a book. Weird, right? Well, that’s exactly what The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil (by Dan Howell and Phil Lester) does.
This nonfiction book is 50% mad science and 100% awesomeness. Don't worry about the math.
Each page provides an exclusive peek into the lives of British YouTube stars Dan (danisnotonfire) and Phil (AmazingPhil). Together, the duo have attracted millions of subscribers worldwide with their unorthodox humor and quirky antics. In an average video, they can be seen discussing paranormal events, drawing cat whiskers on their faces, and reviewing video games. They are amongst the growing number of YouTubers who are translating their internet fame into stacks of cash. This co-authored book is a #1 New York Times Best Seller on the Young Adult Hardcover Books List.
The Amazing Book takes you on a colorful, irreverent journey through their hilariously awkward lives and shares their haphazard ascent to YouTube stardom. It will probably be most loved by fans who will enjoy delving into the lives of their favorite YouTube stars and getting to read the authors’ fan fiction, interviews, funny tutorials (such as “How to Draw the Perfect Cat Whiskers”) and random inclusions such “Phil’s Hamster Breeding Page.” The book also has a serious side as it tackles issues such as cyberbullying. However, even those who have never heard of Dan and Phil will enjoy the book’s quirky humor.