Doug Fine


Doug Fine is one of the most original writers, performers and adventure journalists of our time. He has reported for The Washington Post, The New York Times, Salon, U.S. News and World Report, Sierra, Wired, Outside, NPR, and more. His penetrating and funny work combines the hard-core investigative chops that brought him to the front lines in Rwanda, Burma, and Tajikistan with the humor that brings in New Millennium audiences by the thousands.

His second book, the bestselling FAREWELL, MY SUBARU, followed his mission to live a truly sustainable lifestyle in a remote valley in New Mexico without giving up his Digital Age comforts. The book's overwhelming success garnered Doug his first appearances on The Tonight Show and CNN.

He now travels around the world speaking about his carbon-neutral misadventures and regularly contributes to NPR. Despite all the accolades, Doug still milks his goats one teat at a time like all former suburbanite, neo-Rugged Individualist Organic Cowboys.


Books

Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution

Bill Maher, New York Times Book Review: "[Fine] has written a well-researched book that uses the clever tactic of making the moral case for ending marijuana prohibition by burying it inside the economic case . . . eye-opening and persuasive."

Outside: "TOO HIGH TO FAIL is Fine's well-researched journey into the world of legal cannabis farming and a funny, maddening account of those farmers' travails under federal persecution on an island of legality."

Kirkus (starred review): "A captivating, solidly documented work rendered with wit and humor."

Publishers Weekly: "Chaotic and entertaining . . . This informative book will give even hardened drug warriors pause."

Watch the short film for TOO HIGH TO FAIL:


Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

"The issue is simple: farmers need hemp, the soil needs hemp, forests need hemp, and humanity needs the plant that the good Lord gave us for our own survival. HEMP BOUND tells us with detail and humor how to get to the environmental Promised Land. Doug has created a blueprint for the America of the future." - Willie Nelson

"Doug Fine's engrossing and eye-opening book reveals hemp's role as a new source of food, energy, and raw materials. This absurd war on one of the world's most useful plants is about to end, and everyone can declare victory." - Mark Frauenfelder, founder of Boing Boing

"If ever anyone needed proof that government meddling in markets is injurious to innovation, HEMP BOUND dispels all doubt. With science and humor, Fine paints an alternative and optimistic future - one that makes growing hemp seem as exhilarating and necessary as clean air. Fine's style and storytelling ability make this is one of the most fun books you'll ever read about the future of farming." - Joel Salatin, author of EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO IS ILLEGAL

"I never dreamed industrial hemp had so much promise until I read Doug Fine's HEMP BOUND. The book is not only fun to read, but it passes along fascinating insights about a farm crop that produces many food and fiber products and is adapted to areas where corn and soybeans are rarely profitable. As the author points out with gracious good humor, industrial hemp is not medical marijuana, and it should become a major farm crop in America as it has elsewhere." - Gene Logsdon, author of GENE EVERLASTING