New Book Fosters the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Urban Youth

March 21, 2015   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) March 21, 2015 - Military veteran turned Author Thomas Barr Jr. has spent years working in the service of government. He has penned a book that portrays the urban settings of Miami in fostering entrepreneurs among at risk youth. The book is entitled "Notorious P-Man Sam: Miami's Urban Chronicles Volume I" and is a biopic of the life of former Miami based Entrepreneur Samuel Silvasteen.

The author drew from his years of experience as a Miami resident when writing this book. "The youth of today face troubling futures in the light of the Trayvon Martin verdict and the Ferguson shooting," the author said. "They must be inspired! A future can be made despite the pressures of society and not fall prey to disillusionment."

The author based his main character on the tragic drive-by shooting of former business man Samuel Silvasteen and wants to tell his story to others aspiring to take control of their life. "The youth must recognize that they have options in life," said the author.

The book details events which influence the main character in negative ways and documents his success plus failures as an entrepreneur. The protagonist in an attempt to take control of his life makes the ultimate decision in deciding his fate. Author excerpts at

Thomas Barr Jr. in his sophomore novel attempts to chronicle the life styles of African American business people and why they choose to go into business for themselves. The book is planned to be released on April 1st, 2015 with a campaign for movie adaptation. The book is available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and Ebookit. Follow Thomas on twitter at ThomasBarrJr., Instagram at MiamiUrbanChronicles and

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