Bruce is one the most popular writers of his generation. He has written more than a dozen books, including six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, among them Walking the Bible, Abraham, The Council of Dads, and The Secrets of Happy Families. His earlier books involve immersing himself in different worlds and bringing them vividly to life. These include life in a Japanese school, an American circus, and a country music tour. He has written for countless newspapers, magazines, and websites; won three James Beard Awards for writing about food and travel; and writes the “This Life” column about contemporary life for the Sunday New York Times.

Most Popular Books

The First Love Story

Adam, Eve, and Us

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness.


The Secrets of Happy Families

Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

Best-selling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between aging parents and rising children. He set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest ideas, cutting-edge research, and novel solutions to make his family happier.


The Council of Dads

A Story of Family, Friendship & Learning How to Live

When bestselling author Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his leg, he could only imagine all the walks he might not take with his daughters, the ballet recitals he would miss, the art projects left undone, and the aisles he might not walk down.


Walking the Bible

A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses

Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, WALKING THE BIBLE describes one man’s epic odyssey — by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel — through the greatest stories ever told.


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