The journey of self-discovery is a lifetime trip; and just like the
fingerprints you possess, yours will be uniquely different than anyone else’s.
There are things that are common in each—such as good and bad times, emotional
highs and lows, and choices that will need to be made. These choices that are
presented to you can greatly define how you live your life. They may be
influenced by the people you meet, symbols that are strategically placed along
your journey, and especially by however you choose to worship your idea of God.
Being that no choice ever comes without consequence, there really is no right or
wrong answer; either road taken will eventually get you to where you’re supposed
to be. Although some roads take longer than others in order to reach your final
Philip Nork was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the oldest of three children.
His early years were devastating as he endured the divorce of his parents, the
death of his beloved great-grandmother, and the resulting feelings of isolation
and loneliness. While these events took their toll, they also shaped the man he
grew up to be. Phil had a different perspective than his friends and his
experiences were totally unique. As his young male friends were busy playing
baseball, defending their turf, and hitting on girls, his time was spent
reading, listening to music, writing his feelings down in his journal and trying
to understand the differences in people and to figure out how “we can all get
along.” After graduating early from high school, he entered the work force as a way to help
support his mother and his siblings. To get away from the reality of his life,
Phil spent much of his off time with his friend Joyce, a lesbian. She was able
to help him experience women at his own pace and taught him many of the lessons
he was to put in place. As more and more straight ladies entered his life, these
experiences allowed him to learn more about human nature and he was able to turn
these special times into the stories in his book. Phil lives in Nevada with his
wife and their son. He mixes work with his love of writing. He spent the first
25 years of his working life in the restaurant industry. He took all the
knowledge from his early days at McDonalds and parlayed that into a successful
stint with Panera Bread. He rose from the day to day operations of a general
manager to become an Area Manager and then a Training Manager for that
organization. Teaching and speaking in front of hundreds of trainees day in and
day out helped him perfect his easy going style. He is now an Area Manager for
CDS, a marketing and sales firm which specializes in working with the vendors of
Costco Wholesale Warehouses. In addition to writing, Phil is a baseball card
collector, an avid reader, and enjoys listening to the music of his youth,
especially Rod Stewart and Air Supply.
Hereis another book by Phil and it was just as good as
the first one. If you have not read one of Philip's books this would be one to
start with. I am sure that you will enjoy this one.