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
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.