Author Glad To See Statesmen Like U.S. Senator, Bernie Sanders, Are As Opposed to Corporate Greed As He Is

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Richard Wanderer, author of "The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover)" says his novel fights the erosion of America's middle-class. "Why should hard working Americans", he wonders, "who play by the rules - help their employer build a profitable business - then see it taken over by strangers who only care about making a huge profit at the expense of the employees who built the business?" "This is why I wrote my novel", he said.

Richard Wanderer, author of "The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover)" states, "I saw an Op-Edit piece this week in the Los Angeles Times written by U.S. Senator, Bernie Sanders, which I believe says it all about what is happening in America today." Senator Sanders is a member of a non-partisan Budget Committee composed of members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives who are trying to avoid another government shutdown. Wanderer says, "The Senator's comments were enlightening as to what is happening in America today."

Thus, Senator Sanders' Op-Edit piece mentions: Unemployment in the U.S. is closer to 14%; the wealth and income inequality is greater in the U.S. than in any other major country in the world; 95% of all new income between between 2009-2012 went to the top 1% while many millions of working Americans saw their income decline; billions in tax revenue could be collected from the very wealthy individuals and corporations by the U.S. government if tax shelters in places like the Cayman Islands were curtailed; to work on cutting the huge U.S. deficit it is not right to cut back on social welfare programs which certainly help America's middle-class, i.e., Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. " I agree with everything the Senator has to say because he, too, is opposed to the overreacting of corporate greed", says author, Richard Wanderer.

In Wanderer's fictional suspense novel, "The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover" a huge, for profit only, media conglomerate takes over a family owned national magazine which was run in an employee friendly manner. The conglomerate comes and institutes a Draconian thrift regime and fires loyal employees of the takeover magazine for little or no cause (mostly because in the eyes of the takeover conglomerate they made too much money). Their former friendly immediate management is soon gone. They really hurt the lives of these employees. The employees are now economic victims with families to support. Their efforts had made the magazine a profitable enterprise and ironically a great takeover target. This is one of the reasons why unemployment is so high in America today as one business gobbles up another leaving good employees undeservedly unemployed. "This is the poison of corporate greed", says Richard Wanderer.

Wanderer's background for writing his fictional suspense novel about the takeover of a national magazine and what happens to the lives of its employees after the takeover is that he has spent more than 50 years of his life working in the advertising sales departments of major national magazines and newspaper chains in NYC and LA. His characters and scenarios are often an amalgamation of people and situations he has come in contact with through his personal experiences as well as a writer's imagination. Later in life, while working full time and raising a family, he also became a member of the California Bar.

Website for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' Op-Edit piece in the Los Angeles Times is:,0,7763172.story#axzz2j5PQbb4a

About Richard Wanderer's novel, "The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover)" Wanderer tells his story from the viewpoint of the loyal employees who helped build the magazine into a prominent success story only to see strangers take it over. It has received many strong reviews: Kirkus Reviews calls it, "A sharply observed saga of workplace tyranny"; San Francisco Book Review, "Page-turner"; MidwestBook Review, "Highly Recommended"; IndieReader, "Suspenseful"; Bookviews by Alan Caruba, "Leaps off its pages"; Cynthia Brian of World Talk Radio, "This book is so well written and frightening in its accuracy and its realism and ferocity." Published by Two Harbors Press, the novel is in softcover and also available and also available on Kindle and Nook.

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