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Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube : Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North (Hardcover)

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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.

Number of Pages: 274
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Travel, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Polar Regions, Outdoor Skills, Adventurers + Explorers
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Blair Braverman
Language: English
Street Date: July 5, 2016
TCIN: 51135119
UPC: 9780062311566
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8920
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