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Doug Shear

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in Miami, The United States
February 10




Member Since
January 2012


Doug Shear is the author of two books: Rhubarb Culture, a futuristic novel set in a Miami, and American Karma - Twilight of the Marijuana Gods, a memoir about hitchhiking across America in the 1970s. He is also featured in a compilation of spoken word performances in the book BadAss.
His stage play, Saint Peter at the Gate, was produced in Toronto, Canada and Boca Raton, Florida.
He wrote & performed A Loophole in Law of Karma at the Life Out Loud event in Ybor City, Florida, and has performed his monologues at the Actor’s Playhouse in Coral Gables, Florida and the Miami Book Fair. Monologues include My Big Fat Greek Dick, Nitro & Glycerin, Mudfishing, Boneyard and most recently Intimate Hair.
His stage play Escort Wanted was directed

Average rating: 4.08 · 24 ratings · 9 reviews · 3 distinct works
American Karma: Twilight of...

4.14 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Rhubarb Culture

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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The Marijuana Gods

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
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“Crashing from love is worse than crashing from pot, or LSD, or going cold turkey from heroin. Nobody should be allowed to do love. Love should be illegal.”
Doug Shear, American Karma: Twilight of the Marijuana Gods

“What’s Karma?” he asks. “You know, what goes around, comes around. You do bad stuff and bad stuff happens to you.” “Hell, fuck that. I don’t want Karma. I’m a Christian. I got forgiveness.”
Doug Shear, American Karma - Twilight of the Marijuana Gods

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
W. Somerset Maugham

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”
Dorothy Parker, While Rome Burns

“I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away - I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.”
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message 3: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 12:24PM)

Dale Thele Doug, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!

message 2: by Doug

Doug Shear Well, so far that makes me very happy!

message 1: by Kara

Kara So far, I am thoroughly enjoying American Karma!

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