Growgirl by Heather Donahue
How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went to Pot

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A wry and entertaining memoir about growing up, growing pot, and life after your career goes up in smoke

At age thirty-four, Heather Donahue’s life went to pot. Literally. After starring in The Blair Witch Project—the tiny indie film–turned-blockbuster that Roger Ebert named one of the ten Most Influential Movies of the Century—she became a household name. But the afterglow of the movie faded, her acting career stalled. Determined to start a new life, she left most remnants of the old one in the desert, meditated on things for a few days, then followed her brand-new boyfriend to her brand-new life—growing pot.

Growgirl
is Heather’s year living on a pot farm in Nuggettown, California, among “The Community”—a collection of growers, their “pot wives,” and the reason for it all: “The Girls.” They help one another build grow rooms, tend to their crops, and provide a glimpse into this rarely seen world. Though her relationship hits rocky territory, Heather’s new life brings unexpected solace, and she’s surprised to finally find normalcy in the least likely of places.
 

About Heather Donahue

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HEATHER DONAHUE is an actress and writer best known for her starring role in the 1999 cult classic The Blair Witch Project. She has been featured on the cover of Newsweek, in People, and on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, The Daily Show, and CNN. She lives in San Francisco.
 
Published January 5, 2012 by Gotham Books. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Detailed tips on raising marijuana place readers in the grow room that the author built and maintained, and where she learned the subtle care that “The Girls” (marijuana plants) required to produce fine buds.

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Publishers Weekly

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Love—and a stalled Hollywood acting career that wasn’t going to see another Blair Witch Project—prompted Donahue to make the career leap to trying to grow medicinal marijuana for a year in a remote California community at the base of the Sierra Nevadas.

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New York Journal of Books

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“. . . in constructing a book that is both a gentle polemic and a deeply felt, richly developed, personal memoir, Heather Donahue shows herself to be an author with talent, skill, and a uniquely rich author’s voice in which she can wrap them.”

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Huffington Post

It's hard to imagine Harborside holding up to that, which is probably why his brother Andrew, a former theater guy and current general manager, said on Bill O'Reilly said that he doesn't support the recreational legalization of cannabis.

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