Important Confession: this was my first novel. Some people thought it was brilliant and horrible. Others just thought it was just horrible. But everyone enjoyed reading it. You can probably find a few copies on Amazon or eBay, if you dare.
"Maria and I didn't start out an interfaith couple. We became one 15 years into our marriage. Up until then, my wife was a lapsed Catholic and I was a bad Jew. We shared a New Age spirituality and read mystical books to each other as we carpooled to work. We had children and raised them with a schmear of Judaism and a sprinkle of Catholicism.
We weren't interfaith but we were inter-ethnic: Jewish and Cuban, nitro and glycerin. We fell in love the way only opposites fall in love: recklessly, foolishly, and completely.
The truth is I fell in love with Cuban girls a long time ago, when they infiltrated Shenandoah Junior High School. To me they all looked like Gina Lollobrigida, with large breasts, pouty lips, and big, sexy eyes." -- "Nitro & Glycerin" by Doug Shear
So opens Shear's story about romance, faith, partnership and ultimately of political betrayal in Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, the Double Album, an omnibus collection of some of Lip Service's best stories in its first eight years of operation. more
A 1970's hippie gets seduced into the most notorious get-rich-quick scheme of the 20th century. A memoir.
One of my crazy schemes from long ago. It didn't work.
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