The Council of Dads: A Story of Family, Friendship & Learning How to Live (Paperback)

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“The book is an incredibly personal, extremely moving account of Bruce coming to terms with cancer and his idea of gathering a group of men to act as”
— Susan Weis, Breathe Books, Baltimore, MD

Description


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.

About the Author


Bruce Feiler writes a column on contemporary families for the New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including The Council of Dads. He is the host of several series on PBS, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061778773
ISBN-10: 006177877X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 17th, 2011
Pages: 246
Language: English