Growgirl: Once Upon a Time She Made The Blair Witch Project. Then She Went to Pot. Literally.
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...more
In the decade plus since that movie she has had a few roles here and there -- nothing she wants to brag about -- but most notably spent time in northern California growing weed. Her memoir “Growgirl: How My Life After ‘The Blair Witch Project’ Went to Pot” is a years-worth of planting, ...more
That said, I really enjoyed the descriptions of these pockets of west coast weirdo that I know so well. The northern californian glamourhippies, the burning man crew ...more
In the end, it was an enjoyable and quick read. There was no radical self-transformation, nor is the book a how-to on pot-growing (though she did teach some lingo and for aspiring gardeners it ...more
In broad strokes that's more-or-less accurate but almost completely misses the point, and misses the three things that I thought were really good about this memoir.
When I started it I didn't know what to expect. And in the interest of full disclosure, I never saw Blair Witch but I did smoke a lot of pot. I felt like this book put into perspective a ton of my life events, and combined with Heather's honesty and introspection, I read this book twice in a row, and still-- 4 months later, can recall with stunning cl ...more
But then she rallys and the story becomes really funny. The scene: a northern california gorgeous hippy commune with a steamy underbelly of narcissism and gross hot tub water. Heather has a strange knack for telling many emb ...more
1. Heather Donohue makes me feel pretty well adjusted.
2;. Heather's detailed and much appreciated description of what growing pot is truly like has made me realize my dream of growing pot in retirement (tiny amounts for my own use) may not be as easy as I thought.
3. Boy-men are everywhere.
4. Still and all, a rather bravely honest book of an out of the ordinary life.
I really lo ...more
You can read more about how I, a straight person -- OK, OK, a seriously uptight person -- got hooked on a pothead at http://barbarafalconernewhall.com/201...
Barbara Falconer Newhall
I haven't seen The Blair Witch Project but it seems like the Feb Elle books are all from chicks who've been on TV/in movies. I might have to do some TV/flick watching over the holidays to get up to speed.