Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube

  • by Blair Braverman
  • Narrated by Blair Braverman
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Favorite book of the year

a memoir even better than Wild. rendition of place and character with humor and insight
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- Leanne

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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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio