Novelist States Undue Pressure On Company Employees to Sell Its Products Can Lead to Bad Results for All Involved

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Richard Wanderer, author of the fictional suspense novel, "The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover)" sees a parallel to his novel and the Los Angeles Times' recent story about a major bank allegedly applying undue pressure on its employees to sell its services

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It reads like a movie.

Richard Wanderer, who wrote, "The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover" was intrigued by a recent article in the Los Angeles Times concerning the alleged workplace stress being placed on a bank's employees to meet their given sales quotas. The article quotes one ex-employee saying, "We were constantly told we would end up working at McDonald's... if we did not make the sales quotas." Wanderer states, "I suppose it makes great business sense to watch the corporate bottom line but care should be taken to treat one's employees with dignity and respect to achieve the desired corporate results. This is one of the reasons I wrote my fictional suspense novel."

Richard Wanderer speaks about his novel in a three-minute video at

Critics have favorably responded to Wanderer's novel. Kirkus Reviews calls it, "A sharply observed saga of workplace tyranny"; San Francisco Book Review, "Page-turner"; Midwest Book Review, "Highly recommended"; IndieReader, "Suspenseful"; Bookviewss by Alan Caruba, "Leaps off its pages"; Cynthia Brian of World Talk Radio, "This book is so well written and is frightening in its accuracy and its realism and ferocity."

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. It fires loyal employees of the takeover magazine for little or no cause (mostly because, in their eyes, they made too much money). Then it exerts pressure on the rest of its employees to achieve unrealistic sales goals. Ironically, the magazine's original employees' efforts had made the magazine a profitable enterprise and a great takeover target. He captures his readers attention right from the start. Beginning his tale with a raging holiday snow storm in Manhattan and a lead character in the novel racing through it to get to a Wicca coven meeting and then the author carries the readers across the continent into an elegant business Christmas Party in Los Angeles.

The Authors Background for Writing His Novel:
Richard 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 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.

The link to the Los Angeles Times article:,0,5474088.story#axzz2oW2ZPF33

Published by Two Harbors Press, the novel is available in softcover and also on Kindle and Nook. "The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover)"

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