Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (May 17, 2011)
The inspiring story that touched people all over the world, The Council of Dads is the life-changing portrait of a group of friends who offer wisdom, humor, and guidance for how to live our lives with meaning and joy. Faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler reached out to six men who helped shape him and asked each one for a piece of advice for his daughters: how to live, how to travel, how to question, how to dream.
Feiler gathered their life lessons, along with a few of his own—”Always Learn to Juggle on the Side of a Hill,” “Hug the Monster,” “Take a Walk with a Turtle”—into a heartwarming, deeply enriching book that has inspired readers everywhere to start their own Councils of Moms or Dads. Full of warmth and wisdom, The Council of Dads is a singular story that offers lessons for us all—helping us draw closer to our friends, be more resourceful as parents, and celebrate what’s important in our lives.
Bruce Feiler is the New York Times best-selling author of seven books, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and Where God Was Born, an award-winning journalist, and the writer-presenter of the PBS miniseries Walking the Bible.
Bruce has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is also a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, CNN, and Fox News. He has been the subject of Jay Leno joke and a Jeopardy! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.
A native of Savannah, Georgia, he lives in New York with wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their twin daughters. His book about fatherhood, The Council of Dads, was published in May, 2010.
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Tuesday, May 17th: Yellow Songbird
Monday, May 23rd: Mom’s Mustard Seeds
Wednesday, May 25th: In the Heart of My Home
Thursday, May 26th: In the Next Room
Friday, June 3rd: imperfect prose
Tuesday, June 7th: Hospitable Pursuits
Wednesday, June 8th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Thursday, June 9th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Friday, June 10th: Joy in This Journey