About the Book
Donny and Ursula Save the World
"THIS is the story of an orgasm. Or it could be said this is the story of an orgasm that never was, and then was, and once it was, it's the story of all the ripples it set in motion. It's the reiteration of the total fecundity slam dance, Big Bang Explosion that created the world."
Prologue - Donny and Ursula Save the World
Also available as an audiobook, read by the author.
Listen to an excerpt:
Weil’s debut has an uproarious premise… Weil’s narrative, by turns winsome and hilarious, is populated with well-drawn comic characters and filled with snappy dialogue; even a cleverly anthropomorphized Mother Earth gets in a few good zingers. The book’s action climax is also delightfully surreal. A fun, raucous eco-novel.
-- Kirkus Review
Sharon Weil offers up a hilarious, sex-charged, political, romantic comedy adventure that’s “a fertile cross between Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut and Mr. Toad’s wild ride.”
Can love actually make you brave?
This seems the case when hopelessly mismatched lovers—Donny and Ursula, become unlikely heroes well beyond their imaginations and mere neurotic existences.
If good sex can burn through fear, and love can inspire drastic leaps—then their lives are about to change because a nefarious agribusiness giant is out to own all the seeds of the world, and someone had better stop them!
Could it really be that it’s these two who will save the world? Find out as this story wheels and banks in eccentric glee, as love, sex, seeds and greed collide in outrageous climax. As they fumble their way to bravery, the mishap adventures of Donny and Ursula—joined by outlaw guerrilla gardeners, belly dancing feminists, gun-crazy survivalists, and mushroom messengers—are at once surprising, ridiculous, scary, and heartwarming.
It’s funniest book about love, sex and GMOs you’ll ever read!
Video Backgrounder from author Sharon Weil
The People Have Spoken
Short chapters with engaging, eccentric characters sweep you along with the action. And while you are laughing, you realize - there is an important message here. Sharon has a unique comedic voice and a light touch with heavy subject matter. Donny and Ursala Save the World left me feeling the way I did when I first read Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: What WAS that. I have to read it again right now. It is a perfect beach book but beware - it is a satisfyingly subversive and deeply sexy work of art.
-- Clarke Gallivan
Donny and Ursula Save the World is a fever dream, a fable, a fertile cross between Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut, and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. The story makes as much sense as a jitterbug, which is the point. It's filled with good guys who are crazy mixed up human beings, and bad guys with bad ideas who deserve what they get. It's scary funny and scary real. Sometimes I laughed, sometimes I wanted to pray, sometimes I wanted to tear my hair out. What made it worth the ride was the incisive way the author writes about men and women in love, with the freshest, sauciest, most ingratiating narrative voice I've encountered in years.
-- Wayne Liebman
Not since Tom Robbins gave us Even Cowgirls Get the Blues has a voice delivered such a fun and socially conscious tale.
-- Amazon Review
Sometimes it takes a good laugh to make a serious point. In Donny and Ursula Save the World, Sharon uses wit and clever plot twists (not to mention a generous helping of good old-fashioned sex) to bring home the serious real-life dangers of GMOs and corporate complicity.
-- Debbie Spector Weisman