'Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube': A Look at Life in the Arctic
While Braverman spent much of her childhood in California, she really grew up north of the Arctic Circle. She lived in a remote village in Norway as well as on a glacier in Alaska. Her time there was challenging, both for the physical climate and the metaphorical one – often dealing with men who were as inhospitable as the tundra.
Braverman now lives and trains sled dogs in northern Wisconsin, and she's the author a new memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube. The stories she shares are a bit risque, so Braverman was elated when her parents were able to connect with the book.
"It's a book that talks about fear and violence and sex, and things that - well, I don't talk to my parents about those things very much," says Braverman. "To send it to them and feel understood was incredible."