Welcome To The Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear And Finding Home In The Great White North by Blair BravermanWelcome To The Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear And Finding Home In The Great White North by Blair Braverman

Welcome To The Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear And Finding Home In The Great White North

byBlair Braverman

Paperback | March 21, 2017

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A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman confronting her fears and finding home in the North.

Blair Braverman fell in love with the North at an early age: By the time she was nineteen, she had left her home in California, moved to Norway to learn how to drive sled dogs, and worked as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska.

By turns funny and sobering, bold and tender, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube charts Blair’s endeavor to become a “tough girl”—someone who courts danger in an attempt to become fearless. As she ventures into a ruthless arctic landscape, Blair faces down physical exhaustion—being buried alive in an ice cave, and driving a dogsled across the tundra through a whiteout blizzard in order to avoid corrupt police—and grapples with both love and violence as she negotiates the complex demands of being a young woman in a man’s land.

Brilliantly original and bracingly honest, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube captures the triumphs and the perils of the journey to self-discovery and independence in a landscape that is as beautiful as it is unforgiving.

Title:Welcome To The Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear And Finding Home In The Great White NorthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:March 21, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062311573

ISBN - 13:9780062311573

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bold and Crazy Looking for something new in an oversaturated world? A California girls goes to north NORTH Norway and lives in a tiny village. Dog-sledding, Arctic glaciers, occasionally boys ensue. Right up there with Jack London for pure adventure ... in the 21st century. Never a dull moment. READ IT
Date published: 2018-02-28

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping coming-of-age memoir. Braverman captures brilliantly the challenges and ecstasies of life as a young woman in the frigid, male-dominated worlds of Norway and Alaska. A wonderful book about deep friendships—with humans, dogs and the icy north itself.”