COUNCIL OF DADS

The international phenomenon that touched people around the world–now an NBC prime-time television series. In the midst of a thriving career, newly married, and with three-year-old identical twin girls, Bruce was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of bone cancer in his left leg. Faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, he converted his fear into a timeless idea that has resonated with families worldwide. He asked six men to create a Council of Dads for his daughters. After successfully fighting the disease, Bruce collected the life lessons from these men, along with a few of his own, into the international bestseller Council of Dads: A Story of Family, Friendship, and Learning How to Live, which became the subject of a prime-time special on CNN by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and now a drama series on NBC starring Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, J. August Richards, and Michael O’Neill. Now fully recovered, Bruce writes and speaks worldwide on health, wellness, caregiving, the impact of technology on patients and their families, and the power of community to help one survive and thrive in difficult times.

The TV Series – Coming to NBC March 2020

ABOUT THE SHOW

Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family – just in case he ever can’t be there to do it himself. There’s Anthony, Scott’s oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsee; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife’s dearest friend. Together, they discover that there’s more to being a father than anyone could do alone – and more to being a family than they ever thought possible.

The Speech

COUNCIL OF DADS – HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN DIFFICULT TIMES

The inspirational story that touched the world and led to the bestselling book and upcoming NBC primetime drama (March 2020). Faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, Bruce Feiler reached out to six men who helped shape him and asked each one for a piece of advice for his young daughters: how to live, how to travel, how to question, how to dream. In this funny, moving presentation, Feiler relates the lessons he learned about the power of friendship, the importance of relying on our communities whatever challenges we face, and how to celebrate what’s most precious in our lives. “A spectacular, special evening – not a dry eye in the house.”

The Book 

COUNCIL OF DADS

A Story of Family, Friendship & Learning How to Live

The inspiring story that touched people all over the world, 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.

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