Author States His Novel Explores a Major Factor Why Poverty Rates Remain High and Middle Incomes Are Still Flat

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This week, the Los Angeles Times, quoting as its source, the Census Bureau, stated that poverty rates continue to be high and middle incomes stay flat. Richard Wanderer, author of the fictional suspense novel, The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover) states that his novel deals directly with a major factor why this situation continues- corporate greed.

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This week in the business section of the Los Angeles Times, an article ran entitled "U.S. poverty rate holds steady" and goes on to state, too, that middle incomes remained flat as well. The article's source was the Census Bureau.

In Richard Wanderer's fictional suspense novel, The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Party), a huge, for profit only, media conglomerate takes over a family-owned national magazine which was run in an employee-friendly manner. The conglomerate 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). Economic victims were people with families to support whose efforts had made the magazine a profitable enterprise. Despite the chaos and havoc the conglomerate causes to the magazine's employees, to look "politically correct" to the outside world, they change the name of the magazine's annual Christmas Party to the "Holiday Party". Thus, the title Richard Wanderer gave to his novel, The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover). "Situations like this," author Wanderer states, "are reasons why the plight of America's working class is not improving."

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 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 the Los Angeles Times article is:,0,7006657.story.

About Richard Wanderer's Novel:
Richard Wanderer's fictional suspense novel, The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover) tells the story from the viewpoint of the loyal employees who helped build the magazine only to see strangers take it over. One of the characters in his fictional suspense novel, through his actions, informs the readers as to how one may try and cope with this type of situation. The novel 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 is frightening in its accuracy and its realism and ferocity." Published by Two Harbors Press, the novel is available in softcover and also on Kindle and Nook.

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