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Tom Sturges

Author, Mentor, Educator, Speaker, Music Executive

Tom Sturges’s Latest Release

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ISBN (pbk): 978-1-63692-998-9 

ISBN (Digital): 978-1-63692-999-6




Transitions in marriage are not simple things. Good transitions even less so. I get it. I lived it. I know. 


There is always one who loves more than the other. There is always one who gets hurt more than the other. There is always someone who’s happier at the end. No matter how well exits are planned, things can still get crazy. Divorce can be a punch in the mouth if you don’t handle it right.


So what is a good divorce? It is the transition you survive without losing your mind. It is the experience you look back on thinking, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.” It is the challenge that costs you innocence without stripping you of your will to love again. It is the end of one relationship with the person you married and the beginning of another. 


Your divorce does not have to be a bad divorce.  It doesn’t have to break you, spiritually or otherwise. It doesn’t have to be the end of everything you knew or divide friends and families into camps. Your marriage can just end if you want it to just end. Even if it’s not your choice, it is your option. 


This is my take on how to make that happen.




“I wish this book had been around when I was going through my divorce.”

-Scott T.

“A great read. Like having a conversation with a knowledgeable and good friend. Succinct and to the point with specific and clear advice about practical ways to achieve a successful divorce and lead a happy life afterwards. I believe the book’s main themes of treating your spouse with kindness, respect, and generosity, will appeal to all. A special bonus of the book is Tom’s advice on how to successfully relate to your children after a divorce.”

-Kay M.

“Tom Sturges personally guided me through the most challenging time in my life while emphasizing the fundamental concepts in this book. A must read for anyone to help navigate a life-changing event like a divorce successfully.”

-Dr. Leo R., USMC Ret. (after four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan)


“Follow these suggestions to find the love of your life.”

-The next Mrs. Leo R, USMC Ret.

“As a woman, my first response is ‘Thank heaven for this book!’ My second is to send it to my male friends who need it more than they know.”

-Catherine W.

“The chief cause of divorce is marriage.”

-Groucho Marx

“There is a wealth of advice and examples contained here. Sturges puts together a creative package, exemplifying every lesson in the book. A great purchase for personal collections and libraries.”
—Library Journal

“Tom Sturges has written one of the most revealing and insightful books on the creative process that I have ever read.”

—Ritch Esra, Publisher

The Music Business Registry

Additional Publications

“Tom has written a book that encourages parents to help their kids follow their dreams to a successful life. It is a thoughtful and timely aid for anyone trying to raise children. Give it a read!”

—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Tom Sturges’s book is a wonderful road map to evolved parenting that everyone will find invaluable.”

—Clive Davis


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“A well-written, entertaining, and supremely practical guide to leading our kids into adulthood safely and strongly. Even as a so-called parenting expert, I found myself surprised by Sturges’s creative solutions and strongly motivated to put them into place in my own home.”

—Hal Runkel, family therapist and author of ScreamFree Parenting

"Packed with practical insights, wisdom and fun, Parking Lot Rules hits the bull’s eye when it comes to helping our children. Every parent must read it."

—Meg Meeker, M.D., author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

"A significant contribution to film scholarship."

The Washington Post

"A fascinating account of Preston Sturges, who wrote and directed some of the great treasures of cinema and has remained as mysterious as his God-given talent.”

Francis Ford Coppola 

"A biography that concentrates, in revelatory detail, on Preston’s latter years . . . . often breathtakingly raw."

The Guardian

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