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

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

by Bruce Feiler

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Overview

Soon to be a major NBC primetime drama

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061778773
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 522,275
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Abraham, Where God Was Born, America's Prophet, The Council of Dads, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He is a columnist for the New York Times, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Savannah, Georgia

Education:

B.A., Yale University, 1987; M.Phil. in international relations, Cambridge University, 1991

Table of Contents

1 The Orange Sting-Ray 1

2 The Council of Dads 9

3 Twenty Fingers and Twenty Toes 14

4 Chronicles of the Lost Year: Volume I 24

5 Jeff: Approach the Cow 33

6 Twentieth-Century Two-thirds 45

7 Chronicles of the Lost Year: Volume II 55

8 Max: Pack Your Flip-Flops 64

9 The Lesson of the Dunes 74

10 Chronicles of the Lost Year: Volume III 86

11 David Don't See the Wall 93

12 Use Your Words 103

13 Chronicles of the Lost Year: Volume IV 112

14 Ben: Tend Your Tadpoles 120

15 Be a Collector 132

16 Chronicles of the Lost Year: Volume V 142

17 Ben the Second: Live the Questions 152

18 The Last Few Steps 164

19 Chronicles of the Lost Year: Volume VI 175

20 Joshua Harvest Miracles 186

21 Always Learn to Juggle on the Side of a Hill 196

22 Chronicles of the Lost Year: Volume VII 206

23 Take a Walk with a Turtle 217

24 Hug the Monster 227

Afterword: The Council Convenes 237

Say Please and Thank You 243

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Wonderfully written with pathos, compassion, & lots of love, I am so glad I read this book, I urge others to do the same!
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