Thursday, January 24, 2013

Life is a Balance By Philip Nork GIVEAWAY!

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 destination.
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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.   

Here is 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.
Thanks to Phil for sharing his books with us.
I was given a copy of this book by the author


  1. You had this author on here not long ago. Nice review.

  2. Mary, I am not so sure about this one. But thank you for telling us about him

  3. You know by now that we can tell if we should buy a book by your reviews, Sue I told you how to tell if the review is telling you buy the book.

  4. Good review, Mary! I have Philip's books, and look forward to reading them. Thanks for a positive review!

  5. I have his book "Misguided Sensitivity" but haven't read it yet. I have looked through it and it does look good. I would love to win a copy of "Life Is A Balance."

    Thanks Mary for your review and giveaway.


  6. Great review Mary!!! I would love to win.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

    1. Jane, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you! Congrats!

  7. Good review. I have not read any of his books yet, this might be a good one for me to start with. Thanks for telling us about this book.

    Cathy Weber