COUNCIL OF DADS

A Story of Family, Friendship, & Learning How to Live

The uplifting story that touched the world and inspired families everywhere to rethink what matters most in their lives.

As a young dad, Bruce Feiler, New York Times-bestselling author and television host, received shattering news. A rare form of cancer was threatening not only his life but that of his family. A singular question emerged: Who would be there for his wife and daughters if he were gone? 

Feiler reached out to six extraordinary men who helped shape him and asked them to be present in the lives of his daughters. Council of Dads is the unforgettable portrait of these men, who offer wisdom, humor, and guidance on how to live, how to love, how to question, how to dream.

The source for NBC’s blockbuster series, here is a singular story that offers lessons for us all—helping us draw closer to the ones we love, appreciate what’s most precious, and celebrate the power of community.

“Reminds us which values we value most, and helps us make sure we transmit them.”Time 

“The story of Bruce Feiler profoundly connected with me and left me speechless. It made me rethink how I’d live my life and how I would take care of the three little girls I might leave behind.” —Sanjay Gupta, CNN.com

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NBC’s Council of Dads Trailer

The Council of Dads

Bruce’s TED Talk : The Council of Dads

“This may be Feiler’s best work yet. A wonderfully readable, powerfully presented look into the influence of the original love.”
— Publishers Weekly

“An eye-opening look at one of the most famous stories of all time. The First Love Story is a provocative journey that reconceptualizes the tale of Adam and Eve as not one of sin, but romantic love. The First Love Story also serves as a history of love itself—how we comprehend it, and how we express it. Eloquently written, Feiler’s book forces even the most experienced of religious scholars to rethink our understanding of sacredness and profanity.”
—Reza Aslan, author of Zealot

“With his characteristic insight and grace, Bruce Feiler has painted a revealing portrait of the archetypal human story of love, temptation, betrayal, and endurance. There is much to learn and ponder in these pages.”

—Jon Meacham, author of Thomas Jefferson

“The First Love Story is full of wit and wisdom. In charting the story of Adam and Eve, Bruce Feiler unfolds the history of love itself, showing how our sense of guilt and discomfort coincides with our experiences of passion, commitment, and joy.”
—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree