In order to escape a city on the verge of collapse, a survivalist and his emotionally fragile girlfriend need to outwit the cops, a deranged businessman and the leader of a New Age Suicide Cult.  
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.
Rhubarb Culture
Spoken Word & Stand-up Comedy
American Karma - Twilight of the Marijuana Gods
I write, perform and teach, so if you are interested in hiring me for any of those things, send me an email or give me a call.

 If you want to reproduce any of my content, just ask. I'll probably say yes.

The picture is of me kidnapping two random kids on Halloween.

Short Stage Plays
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A Survivalist and his Suicidal Girlfriend need to outwit the police, corporate thugs  and members of a New Age Suicide Cult in order to escape a city on the verge of collapse. 
A young woman seeks supernatural help to find the man who murdered her rich, elderly husband, then has to decide if she wants his revenge or his fortune.

A government researcher turned mad scientist attempts to enslave the world with genetically enhanced puppies.
Two best friends and a group of misfits seek revenge after a con artist takes their money, destroys their self-respect & ruins their relationships.
In a retirement home nicknamed “Crackhead Paradise,” a wheelchair-bound resident fights to prevent two insidious siblings from murdering their mother, his friends, and the woman he loves.

Badass Book
The above performance was just published in this book.

 Miami New Times even did a press release on it featuring my story! 

How cool is that?
Screenplays
Four victims of a car accident, whose lives are intertwined in ways they don’t imagine, try to convince Saint Peter to let them through the Pearly Gate of Heaven. Some make it, some don't.
A Survivalist and his Suicidal Girlfriend need to outwit the police, corporate thugs  and members of a New Age Suicide Cult in order to escape a city on the verge of collapse. 
My article "a loophole in the law of karma" was published in a leading Buddhist Magazine.
"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
Books
Welcome to my website. It's mostly a resume, of sorts, with videos and graphics and news releases.

I've had some success, but nothing to brag about, and you have certainly never heard of me. But you're here, and I'm here, and I imagine you'll have  fun watching a few videos or reading some of my stuff. 


 dougshear@aol.com.
305-491-3584
Spoken Word
Two sets of grandparents try to outdo each other to win the affection of their bratty grandson.
Everything I know about romance I learned from Looney Tunes.
I can make more money in a few weeks as a male escort than I would in a year working at Burger King.  All I need to do is learn to dance like a monkey!
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.