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Misguided Sensitivity Paperback – May 9, 2012
Many consider the greatest self-help book ever written to be "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie, and Nork was certainly influenced by that format. Just like Carnegie did, Nork uses personal stories to illustrate the lessons he learned from the fairer sex.Chip Etier, Blogcritics.com
This is a tremendously good read ... one that addresses our relation with ourselves, with others, and with Spirirt. This could very well help those who are still trying to define their path in life, or to understand the path they are on. Bonnie Cehovet, Independent book reviewer
Author Phil Nork presents a straightforward, insightful, and heartwarming story of a young man who finally got it. Unselfish, caring and always putting the needs of others before his, Phil travels in a fast world of women seeking their own pleasures at the exclusion of his. This is a well written and informative novel that will help adults, young teens and young adults learn the answers to many questions. Fran Lewis, Independent Reviewer
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Awarded The Gold Standard of Literary Excellence from The Princeton Literary review Board 2012.
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Phil's positive attitude could be attributed to the influence of his mother and grandmother. Phil met many girls in his roller-skating rink, in his after-school job, and later at school. He went out of his way to please them. While other kids walked through their days without care, Phil noted what people do and added every useful lesson to his how-to-be-good-to-females list. He was sensitive, intelligent, and caring. At times he was so ardent in trying to win others that he could not make decisions for himself. Many girls used him, taking advantages of his kindness, and Phil, who had a very strong need to be needed, accepted this treatment while making the most of what came his way. He trudged on. In the 70s where divorces were extremely rare, Phil struggled to survive in the best way he knew how.
Underlying all his actions was rejection. Deep down in his subconsciousness, for years and years he could not get over the fact that one of his parents did not want him. He might not have realised it, but readers can glean this sad, direct effect of the divorce to his young mind. Right or wrong, he did his very best to be accepted.
A case study of a child of divorce who grew up unguided by male role models, this book will help educators and counselors understand youths of similar background. It will be great too if young male readers can be enticed to learn about respecting women from Phil's notes.
What's after high school for Phil? Read LIFE IS A BALANCE, the continuation of his journey to self discovery.
but our author has a secret weapon. He has discovered the nurturing side of women and he grabs hold of a few to help him find his way.
Do not miss this fascinating journey .
The book is very frank and open, giving us insight into the mind of a sensitive man who cares more about the woman than he does himself. He shares with us the life lessons he learned along the way, listing them for us in a slowly built set of rules for living. You need to read it for yourself.
This book starts out with the author's struggles through childhood as his parents divorced.
He had others in his life as he grew up and treasures everything he learns from them. The lessons he learned are listed in the chapters.
Love that he is able to get something and give something to others in return and how he meets them again later in life.
Remember our skating days and wondered if I ever skated past my spouse as we didn't know one another til 10 years later-fond memories.
Author writes his side of the story and you get a glimpse of the other's thoughts as well. Love school writing assignment where the class all realize one major thing that effects them all. Everybody has their own plan of action to be accepted into society.
Love the definition of acquaintance and I have a ton of them, LOL
Feel like I've learned so much and it's been right in front of me the whole time. Can't wait to read other works by this author.
Received this copy from the author and this is my honest review.