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About the Author
BLAIR BRAVERMAN is a writer, dogsledder, and adventurer who uses innovative storytelling to make the outdoors accessible. She is the author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, a contributing editor to Outside magazine, and a contributor to The New York Times, Vogue, This American Life, and elsewhere. She lives in the northwoods with her husband, Quince Mountain, and their team of sled dogs.
Quince Mountain has written for the New York Times and elsewhere about gender, religion, and the outdoors. He's been a survivalist on Discovery's Naked and Afraid and was the first openly transgender musher in the Iditarod. He lives with his wife and their sled dogs in Wisconsin.
"This beautifully photographed book is a small treasure.... For dog lovers, armchair dogsledders, and those who love adventure and survival stories or stunning nature photography." -- Library Journal
"Truly gorgeous.... Guaranteed to please.... While strictly light-hearted, this chronicle is rich in facts about all aspects of mushing, sled dogs, racing, and terrain." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube -- ///
"Her descriptions of the natural world are arresting, and powerfully convey her conviction that 'how to be cold' means 'how to live.'" -- The New Yorker
"As a storyteller and a stylist, Braverman is remarkably skilled, with a keen sense of visceral detail that borders on sublime. Her ability to draw readers into heart-pounding action sequences is what makes the book so courageous and original as a travel narrative and a memoir of self-discovery." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Remarkable. . . . It's amazing to watch as she develops backbone and grit, determined not to let anyone or anything stand between her and the icy landscape she loves so much." -- Entertainment Weekly
"Braverman left her California home at 18 to learn dog sledding in Norway. As she chronicles in this bold adventure memoir, she's returned again and again to the coldest places on earth in search of a fearlessness frequently off-limits to women." -- O, the Oprah Magazine
"An enchanting memoir of exploration and adventure, self-discovery and self-doubt. . . . Ice Cube hugs everything tight, turning experiences exotic and fearsome into moments tenderly funny and pure." -- Buzzfeed