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American Karma - Twilight of the Marijuana Gods Now Free on Kindle

Through September 23, Kindle Owners will receive a free download this hysterical memoir of an anti-materialistic 1970s teenager who gets suckered into the most notorious get-rich-quick scheme of the 20th century.

Miami, FL, September 22, 2012 --( For five days only, the memoir American Karma - Twilight of the Marijuana Gods, will be available for free download on Amazon's Kindle. Readers who do not own an Amazon Kindle can also download the book by visiting and following the instructions for downloading the free kindle reader. The non-Kindle version of the book is also free for five days.

The original price of the book is $4.99 on Kindle, or $12.95 for a paperback copy.

The memoir chronicles the adventures of a Jewish teenager who searches for Utopia, but instead stumbles upon vast marijuana fields, fast-talking pyramid scheme salesmen, and a religious cult that believes Jesus will forgive Lucifer.

It’s the summer of 1971. The Vietnam War rages on. Nixon declares the War on Drugs. Jim Morrison dies in a bathtub. And all a nice Jewish boy from Miami wants is to escape Paradise so he can find Utopia. Doug is a 17-year old hippie-wannabe who has all the answers. It’s just the questions that elude him. So he sets off on a psychedelic journey across America in his steel-toed boots.

It’s a drug-hazed time of shag carpets and free love while trying to steer clear of farm-bred mosquitoes, a chainsaw attack, escaped convicts, angry villagers, a satanic cult and a pack of wild dogs. Doug’s journey becomes a wild ride with a merry band of folks looking for their piece of the American Dream.

Instead he stumbles into the most notorious get-rich-quick scheme of the twentieth century, and learns the true meaning of American Karma.

The author vividly reveals the ups and down of life on the road, where an exhilarating sense of freedom is punctuated by fearful and sometimes violent encounters. American Karma - Twilight of the Marijuana Gods is a vivid portrait of being adventurous and delirious in America. It is a wonderful, intimate, funny sometimes sad story.

Doug Shear is the author of the cult novel Rhubarb Culture, set in a Miami in the near future, in which a Survivalist and his Suicidal girlfriend escape the Police, Corporate Thugs and a New Age Suicide Cult.

His second book, American Karma – Twilight of the Marijuana Gods, is based on his real life experience as the victim of the most notorious Get Rich Quick scam of the twentieth century.

His stage play Saint Peter at the Gate was produced in Toronto, Canada and Boca Raton, Florida. It's about four victims of a car accident who try to convince Saint Peter to let them through Heaven's Pearly Gate.

His writings have also appeared in the Miami Herald, New Times and the Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine.

He also wrote and performed "A Loophole in Law of Karma" at the Life Out Loud event held in Ybor City, Florida, as well as "Nitro and Glycerin" at the Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables, Florida. To blow off steam, he performs comedy at seedy local clubs that he would never visit as a patron.

To access the free download, readers should search for the full title of the book: American Karma - Twilight of the Marijuana Gods.
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