Glenn G. Sparks

Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships

ISBN: 978-1-887043-19-9

196 pages

$18.00

paperback

Nov, 2015

How many people in your life have refrigerator rights?

• How many people are you really, truly, connected to—not by social media, email, or phone, but by human interaction and a solid social support system?
• Has relocating left you isolated from your core family and friends?
• Is the lack of close relationships ruining your emotional and physical health?

Dr. Will Miller and Dr. Glenn Sparks have determined “the core challenge to our sense of contentment is in our lifestyle.” They offer the concept of REFRIGERATOR RIGHTS—the importance of having people in your life who can literally help themselves to the contents of your refrigerator without needing your permission.

Understanding REFRIGERATOR RIGHTS can help you:
• Relieve stress
• Reduce feelings of depression
• Develop meaningful connections

The Facts Will Change Your Life!

This 2nd edition of REFRIGERATOR RIGHTS includes dramatic, updated studies that reveal how our fast-paced, technology-driven culture has further impacted our close relationships and increased our need for friends who enjoy refrigerator rights in our homes.

 

 

Rolling in the Dough:
Lessons I Learned in a Doughnut Shop

Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978-1935052128
132 pages
5.5 x 8.5
paperback
$14.00

May, 2011

 

When Glenn Sparks was a child, his father gave up his job as an aeronautical engineer and relocated the family in order to open a doughnut shop. His father’s vision was to create a “family” business. While that vision wasn’t quite realized, the things that happened over the 20-year history of running a doughnut shop proved unforgettable. Now a university professor, Glenn did the arithmetic and discovered that over the 20-years, he had personally handled over 8-million doughnuts. Upon reflection, he concluded that this life statistic didn’t begin to tell the story of what it was like to be in the doughnut business. There was still a story to be told and, “Rolling in Dough: Lessons I Learned in a Doughnut Shop” is that story. The book’s inspiration came from Glenn’s family and friends who encouraged him to write about growing up in the doughnut business after they heard him tell stories of his childhood that seemed to them almost unbelievable. While the book has the feel of a personal memoir, it is more than that. The Sparks family’s venture into the world of a franchise doughnut shop is organized into a series of “lessons” that provide the chapter structure and help to organize the material. In pondering the life lessons, readers will be entertained by some hilarious stories, meet an unforgettable cast of characters, and get a view of the doughnut business that only an insider could provide. One thing is certain: after you read this book, you’ll never look at a doughnut shop in quite the same way.