Savant Books and Publications Announces Release of Jean Blasiar's "Poor Rich" Coming-of-Age Novel

Savant Books and Publications LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, publisher of significant books and enduring media for the 21st century, is pleased to announce the release of Jean Blasiar's new, contemporary, coming-of-age novel, "Poor Rich."

Honolulu, HI, July 23, 2010 --( "Poor Rich" chronicles the life of severely allergic/asthmatic teenager Rich Cameron, a brilliant nerd struggling with a gay father and homophobic stepfather, after one day suddenly losing the allergies and asthma that he learned to hide behind. With the assistance of a caring psychiatrist, a sexually-liberated former cover girl and an irreverent parrot named U2, Rich works his way through the sometimes painful, sometime comic but always chaotic trials and tribulations of adolescence.

Jean Blasiar is an established playwright, author of the Emmy Budd series of juvenile novels ("Emmy Budd and the Hijacked Train") and "Downtown Cowboy," currently available as an ebook. "Poor Rich," Jean's first full-length, young adult novel, written for ages 15 and up, is a collection of stories written by Rich Cameron as part of his recovery therapy. Mother of three, grandmother of seven, step-grandmother of another 14, Jean Blasiar has gleaned hundreds of tales from her own extended family to bring readers a delightful read bound to move them at once to tears and then raucous laughter, often on the same page.

"'Poor Rich' explores the moment in every adolescent's life when the preconceptions of childhood give way to the messier and harsher realities of adulthood," says author Jean Blasiar.

"Written with compassion, biting wit and a playful twist, 'Poor Rich' takes the reader inside the mind of today's uniquely precocious youth," says Savant Editor-in-Chief, Daniel S. Janik. "'Poor Rich' is a delightful read from the heart."

"Poor Rich" by Jean Blasiar - 270 pages - 8.25" x 5." Color softcover. ISBN 9780984555208. Suggested retail price $16.95. Released July 2010 by Savant Books and Publications, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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