A Great Good Place for Books welcomes former actress, HEATHER DONAHUE. Heather will be discussing her memoir, GROWGIRL: HOW MY LIFE AFTER THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT WENT TO POT, on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m.
The star of the international cult sensation The Blair Witch Project shares the high points of living on a marijuana farm post- Hollywood.
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 waned, her acting career stalled, and she
feared the day her epitaph would read, "Here Lies the Girl from The Blair Witch Project."
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.
is Heather's year living 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 that's
currently the source of much intrigue and discussion. 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
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.