When Humboldt County comes to mind, one can’t help but grin at its infamous reputation. For decades, the livelihoods of the sometimes-secretive residents and growers of the area have thrived on marijuana production. Journalist Emily Brady spent a year living in the county to research her latest book, Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier, in which she reveals a variety of characters encountered during her stay, and narrates a story of the past, present and future of the county that weed built. Get a contact high at an in-person reading by Brady on Wednesday, June 26, at Sebastopol Copperfield’s Books. 138 N. Main St., Sebastopol. Free. 7pm. 707.823.2618.