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December 23, 2013

SOUL ON NICE by Norm Spitzig



RATED 3 CLUBS

SOUL ON NICE
Esther's Good Hearted Adventures
in
New Zealand and the United States
by
Norm Spitzig
Soul on Nice: Esther's Good-Hearted Adventures in New Zealand and the United States 
Paperback, 228 pages
Published August 7th 2013
 by
 Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN 1457521709
  (ISBN13: 9781457521706)
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OVERVIEW
(from Goodreads)
Soul on Nice chronicles the latest and greatest adventures of the Old Bunbury Golf Links & Reading Club's waitress extraordinaire Esther, the highly eccentric but undeniably lovable protagonist of his previous epic works. This time Norm's scintillating tale is truly global in scope, with Esther opening the novel zooming her merry old way to beautiful New Zealand. This titanic clash between good and evil is part playful and evocative travelogue, part staunch conservative manifesto, part clever and poignant mystery, part whimsical expose of the madcap world of private clubs, and all treasure trove of quirky good cheer. While anyone with a decent sense of humor will surely love Norm's latest story, readers who also understand and appreciate the fascinating world of private golf clubs will be doubly pleased.
Norm Spitzig, internationally recognized as a successful entrepreneur, leading private club governance and operations consultant, and eloquent, visionary, humorous and engaging speaker on a variety of important business and lifestyle topics, resides in the historic town of Mount Dora, Florida with his bride, Cody, and chocolate Labrador, Lucy. Norm, qua Clive Endive Ogive IV, is the author of three very funny and insightful books: Private Clubs in America and around the World, Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury (both of which are available at www.CliveEndiveOgiveIV.com) and How Now, Norm's Tao, a riveting autobiography that was recently hailed as a "powerful and poignant memoir by one of the most accomplished and unique writers to grace contemporary American literature." Both How Now, Norm's Tao and Soul on Nice are available at www.NormSpitzig.com.
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REVIEW
SOUL ON NICE by Norm Spitzig, sometimes writes under Clive Endive Ogive IV.  The book is the journey of Esther., and a look into the workings of private clubs  She waitresses at Old Bunbury Golf Links and Reading Club.  We're talking MONEY and a lot of "I'm better than you" attitudes.
 Esther has been at Old Bunbury for quite a few years.
The reader will find Esther on a  plane headed for New Zealand, her favorite country.
The trip is her reward for solving a murder at Old Bunbury. Bunbury's sister club is hosting the waitress turned detective, in the posh style of private clubs.  But that is not the end of Esther's journeys, A battle between the good and bad waits in Esther's  future. 
This book may appeal to readers of mysteries, travel , private golf clubs and humor.   The author wrote wonderful descriptions of New Zealand.  You can almost picture the beautiful scenery.
 You can't help but smile at the quirky and all knowing  Esther.   She seems to know every little happening at Old Bunbury.  Esther reminded me of  a sweet and kind grandmotherly type. The book is very humorous and yet entertaining. I would have enjoyed it more without all the politics. I'm sure the golfers and private clubbers out there will enjoy the book.  It just wasn't my cup of tea.

I would give this book 3 GOLF CLUBS.

I was given a complimentary copy of SOUL ON NICE from the author Norm Spitzig for my uncompensated opinion.

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AUTHOR
Norm Spitzig is internationally recognized as a successful entrepreneur; a leading business consultant; an eloquent, visionary, humorous, and engaging speaker on a variety of important business and lifestyle topics; and an all-around good egg. His groundbreaking book Perspectives on Club Management—now more than thirty years old—continues to inspire and challenge private club owners, directors, managers, and students around the world. Norm, qua Clive Endive Ogive IV, is also the more recent author of three very funny and insightful books, Private Clubs in America and around the World and Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury, both of which are available at www.CliveEndiveOgiveIV.com, Amazon, many private club golf pro shops, and fine bookstores everywhere. The third, How Now, Norm’s Tao, is Norm’s autobiography, a book that has been recently hailed as a “powerful and poignant memoir by one of the most accomplished and unique writers to grace contemporary American literature.” How Now, Norm’s Tao, together with Soul on Nice, is available at www.NormSpitzig.com and from Amazon and assorted bookstores.
Norm’s leadership and professional contributions to the worldwide private club industry have been varied and significant. Elected a national director of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) in 1989, he served as its national president in 1995—the same year he became one of the original six general managers to earn the prestigious lifetime Master Club Manager (MCM) designation.
Norm currently serves as a principal & senior partner in Master Club Advisors (www.MasterClubAdvisors.com), publisher of the premier newsletter for leaders in the worldwide private club industry, Club Management Perspectives, and now regarded by more and more leaders in the global private club industry as the “general manager executive search firm of choice.” Norm’s Board of Directors’ leadership orientations, strategic planning sessions, and inspirational talks have been very well received at national, regional, and local meetings of many professional associations, company retreats, and great individual private clubs on six continents. He has the singular honor of having been twice named the club industry’s educator of the year.
Norm, who doggedly continues his improbable, and admittedly weird, pursuit of logging one hundred thousand running miles before he ascends to the great private club in the sky, resides in the historic town of Mount Dora, Florida, with his beautiful bride, Cody, and ball-obsessed chocolate Labrador, Lucy.
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Other books by Norm Spitzig
How Now, Norm's Tao

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LINKS
http://bemiown.blogspot.com

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18387449-soul-on-nice?ac=1


http://www.shelfari.com/books/36968114/Soul-on-Nice-Esthers-Good-Hearted-Adventures-in-New-Zealand-and-

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Nice-Esthers-Good-Hearted-Adventures/dp/1457521709/

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