by Donald O'Donovan


by Donald O'Donovan

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Orgasmo is author Donald O'Donovan's autobiographical account of a long ignored writer's vow to never write again. But, alas, the vow is as destined to failure as O'Donovan's puckish alter-ego is to literary obscurity.

A love letter (of sorts) to LA, O'Donovan is in rare form as we watch his calliope of characters, hustlers and hopefuls alike, whirl past to chronicle the writer's long and perilous journey from penny-a-word hack writer for a pulp fiction mill to an underground literary beacon.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148718833
Publisher: Open Books
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 188
File size: 364 KB

About the Author

Donald O'Donovan was born in Cooperstown, New York. A teenage runaway, he rode freights and hitchhiked across America, served in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne Division, lived in Mexico, and worked at more than 200 occupations including telephone psychic, undertaker and roller skate repairman. A former long distance truck driver, he wrote Confessions of a Bedbug Hauler while running 48 states and Canada for Schneider National Carriers. As a volunteer at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles he recorded several western novels and subsequently studied voice acting with James Alburger and Penny Abshire. O'Donovan lived for two years at the historic Wilshire Royale Hotel while writing Tarantula Woman (to be published in February, 2011 by Open Books), and wrote the first draft of Night Train (Open Books, 2010) on 23 yellow legal pads while homeless in the streets of LA. An optioned screenwriter and voice actor with film and audio book credits, Donald O'Donovan lives mostly in Los Angeles.
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