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.
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.
Everything on this website is copyrighted, including the content of any files, all text, every photograph, video, everything. If you want to use any of it, just let me know and I will probably say yes. If you use it without my permission, I'll probably hire the law firm of Dewey Cheatem' & Howe and go after you like white on rice.
My short-lived IndieGoGo to buy "The Interview" from Sony & release it on Social Media.