Success Story

Set against the backdrop of a lifelong career in the private club industry, How Now, Norm’s Tao delves into the accomplished life of entrepreneur Norm Spitzig and surfaces with a baker’s dozen of timeless universal lessons. This witty memoir illuminates the secrets of a life well-lived and expounds upon the core principles that have kept a twinkle in Norm’s eye and a spring in his step. His sincere, captivating stories are a recipe for inspiration, practical thinking, and, most importantly, laughter. How Now is the latest in his line of bestselling books, which include Perspectives on Club Management, Private Clubs in America and around the World, and Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury.

Bill G.

Thanks for a Wonderful Read!

Hi Norm,

I wanted to take a minute to say hello and let you know how much I enjoyed reading your new book.

How true it is! (And I thought I was the only one who had committees that want to “help” a little too much. Ha!) I could go on and on, but the bottom line is, your book is very timely, and it’s nice to know I that I’m not the only one to experience the occasional frustration in the world of private clubs.

At the end of the month. I will have completed six years as General Manager. Despite the occasional “issues,” I DO love this club and the club management business!

Thanks again. My family got a big grin and so did I.

Have a great Christmas!

All the best,

Kevin T

Thanks, Norm!


I am very much enjoying your new book. Prior to this year, I would have had a hard time relating to your good Life Lesson Number One. Up until this time I have had the pleasure of working for some of the most honorable people and never had any issues whatsoever. I guess I was naïve to believe that if you work hard and live a life of integrity everything will always be fine.

This year has surely been the most challenging time in my professional career. I am dealing with a scenario very similar to the one you describe in Chapter 1. I am a passionate leader and have surrounded myself with passionate and talented department heads. Even though my morale is low I will not let them down and continue to serve to the best of my ability. I am learning to deal with the situation but it is very difficult. A lot of prayer, meditation and running have been a major focus in my life. Just reading your book and knowing I am not the only person that has had to deal with this type of situation has been a tremendous help.

Thanks for all you do for our profession!

By the way, his name is Tom. For real.