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Publisher's Summary

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 19, 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 - while 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.
©2016 Blair Braverman (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 08-17-16

Entertaining and thoughtful

Brilliantly told contrasts of ordinary and extraordinary people. I was able to see and feel the experiences through Blair's witty and thoughtful writing. She puts words to feelings that I have felt and that I have never felt or never would want to feel.

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5 out of 5 stars
By kemik on 12-28-17

Everyone should read this

And I'm not kidding: warm, thoughtful, smart, interesting, different, daring and overall impressive. If you have ever felt it of place in your life, this is the book that will help you understand how it's not really the place that's the problem.
Although, if you're in polar part of Norway, it might contribute to the problem. But only if you let it. You just need to learn to stay tough, stay strong and stay - you.

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