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Private Clubs in America and around the World is a VERY funny and perceptive look into the unique world of private clubs. Private clubs are inextricably woven into the very fabric of America’s history, traditions, and culture—and for that matter, the histories, traditions, and cultures of ALL free societies around the world. Members, employees, and guests alike will enjoy the author’s penetrating insights, off-beat humor, blatant irreverence, and sarcastic wit.
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About Clive Endive Ogive IV

Clive Endive Ogive IV belongs to at least eighteen very exclusive private clubs—certainly all the ones that matter. The fact that he has a Roman numeral four after his name and is exclusive heir to a trust fund whose annual interest is sufficient to pay all his annual club dues in perpetuity—and also somehow manages to write all this money off on his taxes as legitimate business deductions—is more than enough to fully qualify him to author multiple groundbreaking and awe-inspiring books about the wonderful world of private clubs. Read more

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Unlike most private-club committees, which are typically focused on one specific task or area of club operations, a Pillow Committee has SEVERAL responsibilities—all fundamental to the very existence of the club as the members have come to know and cherish it.
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$25.00 / Paperback
ISBN: 9781608440139
212 pages
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