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

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

by Blair Braverman

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062311573
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 63,197
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Blair Braverman graduated from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, where she was also an Arts Fellow. She has been a resident fellow at Blue Mountain Center and the MacDowell Colony and her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, The Atavist, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Orion, AGNI, High Country News, Waging Nonviolence, and on This American Life. She lives in Mountain, Wisconsin.

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Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It reads like a novel...quick and jam-packed. A treat for any reader. ~*~LEB~*~
Anonymous 8 months ago
An honest life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the things mentioned in the professional reviews are absolutely right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this book, wonderful story and Blair is so much fun to follow on twitter.