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.


A Recent Rave Review

I found this book about your life and work experience
extremely interesting. I especially enjoyed reading about your Chinese restaurant episode,
the trip you and Cody took on The World (what a ship!), the fine private clubs you managed, and the ups and downs you’ve had with a few of your bosses. That
just shows that, no matter how great a job someone is doing there are always some knuckleheads in this world.

Excerpt from the Fran Lewis Review

Author Norm Spitzig is more than just writing about the well-lived life. Rather, he has raised the bar in his own fields of expertise: Master Club Advisor, entrepreneur, speaker – and now, according to this reviewer, outstanding author. So what special or unique rating can I give this book? It’s easy: Five Perfect Twisdoms and Five Outstanding General Managers. This is a wonderfully readable and enjoyable book.

“Dad of Divas” Review

This book was a great memoir from a person who has accomplished much in his life. What was nice about the book was how he takes the wisdom from his life and shares it in an easy-to-understand way. I particularly enjoyed the little snippets that he shares throughout the book – his Twisdom’s. I also thought that the author does a great job at sharing his experiences throughout the book. Through a true first person narrative you are given vast insight into the author’s life, but also maxims that you can incorporate into your own to help you become the person that you want to be!