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More About the Author
I'm the author of two books. The first one, Rhubarb Culture, is about a Survivalist and his Suicidal Lover who match wits with the obese Leader of a New Age Suicide Cult, a demented Businessman and local Police who believe they are serial killers. Which is understandable given what they find in their apartment: a dog cage furnished like a baby's crib, dozens of wallets with the ID's of missing people, a box of live Scorpions and an unfinished manuscript entitled: The Apocalyptic Cookbook - How to Catch, Kill and Cook Everything.
My second book, American Karma - Twilight of the Marijuana Gods, in a memoir, of sorts, that chronicles my transformation from a hippie to an pyramid scheme salesman to a panhandler who finds redemption in a crackhouse of Satan-worshipping heroin addicts.
I'm also featured in a compilation of Lip Service Stories spoken word performances in a book called BadAss.
Just recently, my monologue Escort Wanted was directed and performed by two different directors and actors at the New Theatre Festival in Miami.
My stage play, Saint Peter at the Gate, was produced in Toronto, Canada and Boca Raton, Florida.
I also wrote and performed A Loophole in Law of Karma at the Life Out Loud event in Ybor City, Florida, as well as My Big Fat Greek Dick, Nitro & Glycerin and Mudfishing at the Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables, Florida.
I've done stand up comedy, but it's not my passion. And it's brutal. Lot of respect for those who do it.
I've also written a few screenplays, a novelette called Slow Boat to Heaven that I need to edit and publish, and several other pieces that defy labels. I study Blender animation, have an amazing garden, and I'm going to produce NO PICTURES PLEASE if it kills me.
Which, hopefully, it won't.
Top Customer Reviews
Doug Shear captures the abandon of being young; the urge to create our own fate, to connect with everyone we meet, to make each experience valuable.
Shear's book is a tantalizing blend of humorous encounters and serious reflections... how do we love our old fashioned parents? What kind of work is fulfilling? Why do we need to leave home to discover ourselves? How can we choose between lust and love?
I read many memoirs--and am now writing my third.
Doug Shear is a master at this genre: he is fearless and candid; he invites us into his poignant quest for meaning in our crazy world.
Again, try this book: it is vital and unique. The satire and the wisdom make the whole karma worth the trip.
I loved this book. You got to love the characters and their crazy, believable humanity.
And if you want another clever and insightful book, you'll love the author's novel, Rhubarb Culture. It is wry and "makes you think" at the same time.
Enjoy this author's wit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was okay at best. The plot was good, but became tiresome after a while. I doubt I'll reread this book. FWIW, my brother loved it.Published 8 months ago by Rod Levell
good book! i enjoyed reading it. some parts toward the end were kind of slow, but overall i loved it! Read morePublished on November 7, 2012 by jo
this is a fun read of a young man's struggle to find his independence & suffering some in the process. Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by Carol A. Richardson
Told in an irreverent voice, American Karma is a coming-of-age story about a nice Jewish boy from Miami. Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by J. Amadiz
Reading this book, takes you right back to the 70's. Very light and entertaining. Doug Shear really captures it all! Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Love 2 Shop