The Secrets of Happy Families (Hardcover)
Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
William Morrow, 9780061778735, 304pp.
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military.
The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations…
Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.
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.
Praise For The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More…
“This is the best book I’ve read about how to transform families. … Run, don’t walk, to get a copy”
— NBC Latino
“Makes even the most skeptical parent sit up and take note”
— BONNIE ROCHMAN for Time.com
“Refreshing. ... Feiler has an engaging stlye.”
— Washington Post
“I loved this book because it really is a new playbook for the modern-day family, something to counteract the chaos of the digital age.”
— Lyss Stern, creator of Divalysscious Moms and author of If You Give a Mom a Martini
“Not your run-of-the-mill parenting manual. … A practical, entertaining playbook that upends some of the most accepted wisdom in family-rearing today.”
— Outside magazine
“A self-help book with teeth, loaded with examples. ... The Secrets of Happy Families is comprehensive and clear, a how-to guide for dads who may not have realized they needed one.