Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Playing in the snow is not for everyone.  And traveling through the snow for more than a thousand miles on a sled is even more limited in appeal. 

But Debbie Clarke Moderow saw the appeal in Alaska's famed Iditarod sled dog race, taking on the challenge in 2005. 

She tells her story of mushing and slushing with her beloved dogs in a memoir, Fast Into The Night

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Short answer: Most of us.  Gas and electricity both cost more this year, and winter could be colder.

The real arrival of winter is weeks away, but most of us have already entered the heating season.