Doug Fine was raised on Domino’s Pizza and Brady Bunch re-runs. His method of journalistic investigation was to strap on a backpack and travel to five continents; to the nooks where the world’s then-moneyed media venues weren’t sending their people. As a young freelancer, Fine reported in this manner for the Washington Post, Salon, U.S. News and World Report, Sierra, Wired, Outside, National Public Radio, and other venues from little-visited jungle war zones like Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala and Tajikistan. He became a world-class adventure writer and investigative journalist, writing culturally insightful and funny dispatches. One of these, about democracy efforts in Burma, was read into the US Congressional Record. During this time, his 20s, Doug moved to extreme rural Alaska to see if a former suburbanite could survive away from Costco. This resulted in his award-nominated first book, Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man, a wildly humorous and meaningful adventure narrative, which is now in its fifth printing. Realizing that living in sync with his ecosystem is indeed where his own inspiration and personal happiness reside, Doug decided to embark on a ‘Hypocrisy Reduction Project’ for his second book, to see if he could truly live a sustainable lifestyle rather than borrowing from Babylon to live in an ecological Zion. He moved to an obscure valley in Southern New Mexico to write Farewell, My Subaru, and to quite simply examine whether a digital-age human can live without petroleum but without giving up any of his digital-age comforts. This book garnered Doug his first appearance on The Tonight Show and CNN. In 2011, Doug turned his attention to America’s 40-year-old war on drugs, which resulted in Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution. He now travels around the world speaking about his sustainability realizations and his Drug Peace research, and is a regular contributor of adventure and investigative features to National Public Radio and many other venues. He enjoys drumming, spirit dancing, distance running, backpacking, rafting and kayaking, meditation, golf, singing at the top of his lungs, the art of conversation, the art of silence, and Frisbee on the beach.