Braving It

Published in the Wall Street Journal

The lead from my review of Braving It, a father-daughter adventure in the Arctic, in the Wall Street Journal:

You know those people who put helmets on their toddlers so they won’t hurt themselves? Consider James Campbell, author of “Braving It,” the opposite kind of dad. He subjects his 15-year-old daughter to swarms of mosquitoes, filth, possible drowning and possible starvation and equips her with bear spray in case a polar bear decides to charge. All the while, because of a heart problem, he runs the risk of dying and leaving her alone in thousands of square miles of frozen wilderness. Take that, helicopter parents. 

Read the rest here.