The Council of Dads CD (CD-Audio)

My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me

By Bruce Feiler, Bruce Feiler (Read by)

HarperAudio, 9780061988493

Publication Date: April 27, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/26/2010)
Paperback (3/10/2020)
Paperback (5/17/2011)
Hardcover (4/27/2010)

List Price: 29.99*
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May 2010 Indie Next List

“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
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Description

Bestselling author Bruce Feiler was a young father when he was diagnosed with cancer. He instantly worried what his daughters' lives would be like without him. Three days later, he came up with a stirring idea to reach out to six men from all the passages in his life, and ask them to be present in the passages in his daughters' lives. And he would call this group "The Council of Dads."

"I believe my daughters will have plenty of opportunities in their lives," he wrote to these men. "But they may not have their dad. Will you help be their dad?"

The Council of Dads is the inspiring story of what happened next. Feiler introduces the men in his Council and captures the life lesson he wants each to convey to his daughters—how to see, how to travel, how to question, how to dream. He mixes these with an intimate, highly personal chronicle of his experience battling cancer while raising young children.

The Council of Dads is a touching, funny, and, ultimately deeply moving book on how to live life, how the human spirit can respond to adversity, and how to deepen and cherish the friendships that enrich our lives.



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.



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.