Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube

Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.13 hours)
Product Number: Z100116951
Released: Jul 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062642851
Narrator/s: Blair Braverman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Blair Braverman
Original Publish Date: Jul 05, 2016

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Blair Braverman
Narrator(s): Blair Braverman
Product Number DD29261
Released: Oct 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455136629
eBook
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Author(s): Blair Braverman
Product Number EB00625708
Released: Jul 05, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062311580

Professional reviews

"Blair Braverman is a self-proclaimed tough girl--able to drive a dogsled team, shear sheep, and survive a blizzard. Despite being from California, she longed for the Arctic and being a polar explorer. Braverman's performance is engaging, honest, and thoughtful as she recounts her quest to fulfill her dreams. Her voice glows with affection for an elderly shopkeeper in northern Norway. More chilling than the weather, though, is the abuse that Braverman faces as a woman in a man's world. Her suppressed feelings translate into an understated, slightly flat inflection when she describes regular sexual assaults by her boyfriend, Dan, who spins his actions as love. At the time, Braverman believes her experiences are no different from those of other women, and her true coming-of-age is rejecting that notion. A.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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