BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – August 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 9021GROW by CraigX (ISBN-0-9747110-0-4) is an autobiography that is quickly becoming a classic. Released last week, this book is part history and part celebrity gossip column. Jill Ishkanian, West Coast Editor of US MAGAZINE, wrote to the television producer of CNBC’s “The Big Idea” saying: “It’s very controversial, just came out, everyone will be talking about it, I’m in the book as having found this pot dealer, my chapter is after Brad Pitt’s name, world fascinated with celebrities as you know, can get you a book to look at. I’d go on the show with CraigX….Be the first before it gets picked up elsewhere.”
She went on to tell the producer, “It’s the tell-all that is shocking Hollywood’s A-Listers. Craig X grew up in Beverly Hills, and opened a hemp and pot paraphernalia store in West Hollywood in the mid-1990s called 2000B.C. Soon he was selling bongs, pipes and marijuana to the rich and famous, and creating a secret place for them to enjoy their purchases in ‘Bong Canyon,’ which artificially simulated the Grand Canyon.”
Author CraigX has recently turned to acting, playing the medical marijuana club owner on the Showtime Series “Weeds,” where Mary-Louise Parker plays a suburban mom turned pot dealer.
Celebrities who are outted in the book: Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Harrison Ford, Kirsten Dunst, Drew Barrymore, Luke Wilson, Jack Black, Ricky Martin, Tori Spelling, Luke Perry, Ian Ziering, Eddie Griffin, the biggest shocker Martha Stewart, and more.
Readers get to find out: what prim and proper Gwyneth Paltrow thought when then fiance Brad Pitt took her to the store, what was really going on in Harrison Ford’s trailer during the filming of his and Pitt’s movie The Devil’s Own, and how Kirsten Dunst showed CraigX that she was quite the marijuana aficionado.
Ishkanian finishes with the comment, “The hottest store in LA, ‘KITSON’ is selling 9021GROW and it’s flying off the shelves. I’ll keep you posted for celebrities who buy the book there.”
In Jack Kerouac style, CraigX took to the road to advance his cause of ending prohibition and the result is “9021GROW.” published by 2000B.C. On a 6 day book tour he promoted 9021GROW at the Seattle Hempfest, which drew over 200,000 to the two day event, at comedy clubs and bookstores. The list of places to purchase 9021GROW is growing quickly.
By Craig X Rubin
ISBN: 0-9747110-0-4 Hardback; 6 x 9; 304 pages; $24.95
264 South La Cienega #468, Beverly Hills, Calif. 90211
www.CraigX.com, www.Amazon.com, www.shopkitson.com, www.Booksjustbooks.com
Beverly Hills, CA at “Kitson” 115 South Robertson 310.859.2652
Portland, OR Powell’s Books, Music Millennium, The Third Eye and Smoke Signals
Seattle, WA The Left Bank, Tenzing Momo, and Lionheart Books (Pike’s Place Market)
Berkeley, CA Pegasus & Pendragon, Book Zoo, Cody’s Books, Shakespeare & Co. and Mrs. Dalloway
Bakersfield, CA All of the medical marijuana clubs
Major Distributors (Pending): Partners West and Quick Distribution
About Craig X Rubin:
CraigX is a leading advocate for ending prohibition of Marijuana, a capitalist, a member of SAG, is often a guest on radio (now television), a graduate of UCLA majoring in History, and a stand-up comedian. Additional information is available at his web site www.CraigX.com.
Soon he’ll be appearing on CNBC’s “The Big Idea” with Donny Deutsch. Listen for him on the Howard Stern show and see him performing stand-up around the country. He has also been interviewed by Christopher Simmons on the PRNewsRadio(TM) Podcast.
For more information, interviews with CraigX, or review copy of 9021GROW, contact: Josh Gompper, of Niad Management, for 2000B.C./CraigX, at 818.981.2505.
News issued by: 2000B.C. / CraigX
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