Heather Cabot

Heather Cabot is an author, award-winning journalist, keynote speaker and former ABC News correspondent and anchor. She specializes in narrative nonfiction storytelling highlighting inspiring tales of innovation, enterprise, grit and resilience.


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The Unlikely Story Of How Marijuana Went Mainstream

The New Chardonnay tells the unbelievable story of pot’s astonishing rebranding, pulling back the curtain to show how a drug that was once the subject of “Just Say No” warnings managed to shed its unsavory image and land at the center of a booming and surprisingly upstanding industry.


Currency, Crown Publishing Group

The New Chardonnay

What they’re saying about The New Chardonnay...

"No matter where you stand on legalization, Heather Cabot’s deep reporting, unforgettable cast of characters and great storytelling gives readers the inside scoop on how marijuana landed on Main Street...and why it’s coming soon to a city near you."

Katie Couric

Award-winning Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author

“Heather Cabot’s book about cannabis is packed with entertaining stories starring fantastic, Hollywood-ready characters. It happens to center on marijuana, but it’s also about capitalism, politics, and psychology. In short, this book is good shit.”

A.J. Jacobs

New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically

“THE NEW CHARDONNAY reads more like a novel than investigative journalism as Cabot presents the fascinating tale of how cannabis went mainstream. From ruthless Las Vegas kingpins vying to open the first pot shops in the state, to the senior citizens riding a cannabis shuttle to stock up on staples to THC tea parties for Bay Area mommies, this well-researched story of how the once ‘evil weed’ became a multi-billion dollar industry is a page turner.”

Lee Woodruff

New York Times bestselling author

“Through deep reporting and engaging storytelling, Cabot narrates the history of how legal cannabis shed its unsavory stigma and blossomed into a booming legitimate industry. The ingenuity unleashed by the ambitious entrepreneurs you’ll meet in these pages holds lessons for any entrepreneur or innovator looking for opportunities in uncharted territory.”

Daymond John

Star of ABC’s Shark Tank and New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Broke, Rise & Grind, and Powershift

“As a two-time cancer survivor, CBD and medical cannabis have been a big part of my healing. In THE NEW CHARDONNAY, you’ll meet the unlikely entrepreneurs who’ve worked tirelessly to bring this plant that heals so many out of the shadows. It’s impossible not to be captivated reading about the ups and downs, the triumphs and struggles, and the fascinating characters they encountered on their journey.”

Ethan Zohn

winner of CBS's Survivor, health/wellness expert and cannabis entrepreneur

“I loved THE NEW CHARDONNAY, a fascinating look at the path to the legalization of marijuana by reporter Heather Cabot. I simply couldn’t put this book down— entertaining as it is informative, readers will devour THE NEW CHARDONNAY.”

Brenda Janowitz

author of The Grace Kelly Dress and former PopSugar Books Correspondent

Geek Girl Rising


Inside The Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech

Meet the women fighting for a seat at the tech industry’s table. Geek Girl Rising takes you inside the lives of the women disrupting “business as usual” in Silicon Valley and beyond.

St. Martin’s Press, 2017

What they’re saying about Geek Girl Rising...

“the rallying cry we need for a diverse, connected, and sustainable world.”
Arianna Huffington
CEO Thrive Global
“a clarion call for women to keep leaning in…”
Adam Grant
New York Times bestselling author
“…a much-needed voice to the fearless women…in the tech world.”
Kelly Ripa
Host and TV producer
“essential and hopeful reading…”
Joanna Coles
former Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines