In person: Glenn R. Miller book launch for Doorman Wanted

Central Time

Open Book Performance Hall
1011 Washington Avenue South
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States


(612) 215-2540

Join us for the launch of Glenn R. Miller’s debut novel Doorman Wanted, a witty and heartfelt look at the complex relationships we have with money. Glenn will read from and discuss his novel, and will host a brief performance inspired by the book. Glenn will also sign books following the event.

We invite you to join us for this special reading in the Open Book Performance Hall at 7 p.m.

With musical guests Dylan Hicks and Michelle Kinney.


About the book

Henry Franken has a problem with money—he has too much of it. When his unprincipled father dies, thirty-three-year-old Henry inherits a massive estate, including an Upper East Side residential building. He must confront the reality of his new financial status, directly conflicting with his well-honed identity as a “progressive liberal.” When he shows up to collect the keys to his father’s building, he notices a sign: “Doorman Wanted.” Seeing a chance to stave off the complexities of his inheritance, Henry applies for the position under a pseudonym … and gets it. Now, no one in the building knows that Doorman “Franklin Hanratty” is the building’s new mysterious owner.


About the author

Glenn R. Miller launched his professional career by working on television soap operas and game shows on the back lots of NBC Burbank. He holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and has served as a CBS-affiliate news producer, an executive speechwriter, and creative director at production agencies within the Twin Cities. His published writings range from a regularly featured column in the Minneapolis-based Southwest Journal to the airing of a humor commentary on NPR’s Marketplace. He teaches at Minneapolis’s Loft Literary Center and has served on the boards of local nonprofit publishers Graywolf Press and Coffee House Press and was president of The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library. He and his wife, Jocelyn Hale, live in Minneapolis and are the proud parents of two grown sons.