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:
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. 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
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 leapsthen 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
Weil has crafted a fast-paced, funny, informative, and inspiring romp that provokes timely concern and involvement. Her adroit pacing, cross-cutting, and interesting plot turns directly benefit from her considerable skill as a screenwriter.
F. Lynne Bachleda
-- F. Lynne Bachleda
Author and Playwright
Weil has a very light touch, like an artist gently dabbing just the right amount of paint on a canvas. The humor is a bit of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" over herbal tea at Anais Nin's house.
-- Goodreads Review
Sensitive, intuitive, humorous and insightful - Sharon Weil brings all her characters flaws and foibles to the light with a fresh and sardonic wit. The unfolding plot doesn't let up for a moment! Imagination and quirky scenarios are off the chart in terms of her unique and original take on where we humans are going if we allow GMO's to continue at the rate they are, on a global scale. Just when I thought the plot couldn't get any better - it would take a quantum leap onto a new plateau. A must read!
-- Winkler, Amazon Review
Weil playfully uses the pleasure principle to create a survival kit…to confront the urgency of existence and the angst of modern relationship in a way that is compelling, graphically hilarious and deeply touching.
-- Emilie Conrad
Founder of Continuum
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
Author and The Dream Coach