Entertaining Novel Blends the History and Humor of America’s Most Exclusive Private Clubs by Todd Rutherford

The rich American tradition of private clubs is back in the limelight in two hysterically funny novels by longtime private club connoisseur, Clive Endive Ogive, IV (aka Norm Spitzig). In the first book, Private Clubs in America and Around the World, Mr. Ogive give readers entertaining and candid insight into the history and humor of America’s most exclusive private clubs.

Private Clubs educates readers about the various types of clubs and memberships, and on the basic terms and phrases that are a must-know in the world of silk-stocking private clubs. You also meet waitress-extraordinaire, Esther, and the illustrious Club President, Clive. This humorous first look into the opulent world of private clubs is complete with hilarious historical photographs of several distinguished private club members.

In the wildly popular new sequel, Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury, the prominent Club President, Clive, is back-along with Esther, the quirky waitress who is sure to know everything about everybody. These two lovable characters join forces to solve a murder mystery that occurs at the Old Bunbury Golf Links and Reading Room.

Readers of all backgrounds will enjoy Mr. Ogive’s dry wit and comical descriptions of the uproarious antics that are part and parcel of life in a private club. Mr. Ogive’s comedies also paint a candid picture of the long-held traditions of private clubs, and give readers true insight into the warmth and character of the people who frequent them.

“Private clubs, at their core, are places where people make a free and conscious decision to join so that they can gather and enjoy themselves in a manner of their own personal choice and liking”, Mr. Ogive explains. “Contrary to what some might think, there are private clubs for virtually everyone. Let us all work to insure that they always remain a basic right and cherished tradition in America.”

To learn more about Private Clubs in America and Around the World, as well as the sidesplitting sequel, Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury, visit www.CliveEndiveOgiveIV.com.

Norm Spitzig, MCM (aka Clive Endive Ogive, IV) is internationally recognized as “the go-to person” in the world of private club management and governance. As such, he is an eloquent and visionary spokesman for the private club industry, both here in the United States and around the globe. His groundbreaking book Perspectives on Club Management – now over 20 years old – continues to inspire and challenge club directors, managers, and students around the world.

Mr. Clive Endive Ogive, IV is available for personal appearances, comments, interviews and, readings. For every book purchased on the author’s website (CliveEndiveOgiveIV.com), the author will donate $1.00 to The Club Foundation (ClubFoundation.org), the only 501(c)(3) charitable organization for the private club industry.

Private Clubs in America and Around the World and Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury are available on the author’s website, www.CliveEndiveOgiveIV.com and through Dog Ear Publishing (DogEarPublishing.net), Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other fine bookstores nationwide.

Find out more about Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury by visiting http://www.CliveEndiveOgiveIV.com

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