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The Council of Dads

Attling cancer while raising young children along with vivid portraits of his father his two grandfathers and various father figures in his life that explore the changing role of fathers in America This is the work of a master storyteller confronting the most difficult experience of his life and emerging with wisdom and hope 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 I got this book and enjoyed it I had seen the story on Oprah or some news program and thought it sounded interesting though very sad The father was sick with a rare form of cancer and in the event he died he wanted to have 6 men who could together represent different aspects of his character or personality and advise his daughters I thought it was well written and very touching I especially enjoyed the letters he wrote updating his council of dads throughout the year during his treatment However the book seemed to skip around going from one memory to another how one dad was chosen to the next and I found it a little disjointed I think I would have enjoyed it if it had skipped around less Overall I would recommend it to people who are looking for an interesting book and a great idea whether the parent is sick or healthy it s always a great idea to have other adults in your kids livesparticularly for those kids whose parents may be out of town a lot such as children whose parents are in the military Tall man riding. raising young children along with vivid portraits of his father his two grandfathers and various father figures in his life that explore the changing The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory role of fathers in America This is the work of a master storyteller confronting the most difficult experience of his life and emerging with wisdom and hope The Council of Dads is a touching funny and ultimately deeply moving book on how to live life how the human spirit can The Big Golden Book of Poetry respond to adversity and how to deepen and cherish the friendships that enrich our lives I got this book and enjoyed it I had seen the story on Oprah or some news program and thought it sounded interesting though very sad The father was sick with a NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW rare form of cancer and in the event he died he wanted to have 6 men who could together Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, represent different aspects of his character or personality and advise his daughters I thought it was well written and very touching I especially enjoyed the letters he wrote updating his council of dads throughout the year during his treatment However the book seemed to skip around going from one memory to another how one dad was chosen to the next and I found it a little disjointed I think I would have enjoyed it if it had skipped around less Overall I would The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) recommend it to people who are looking for an interesting book and a great idea whether the parent is sick or healthy it s always a great idea to have other adults in your kids livesparticularly for those kids whose parents may be out of town a lot such as children whose parents are in the military

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I believe my daughters will have plenty of opportunities in their lives he wrote to these men They'll have loving families They'll have each other But they may not have me 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 uestion how to dream He mixes these with an intimate highly personal chronicle of his experience b It was AMAZING One of the best books I have ever read The Book of Beginnings read

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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 Would they wonder who I was Would they wonder what I thought Would they yearn for my approval my love my voice Three days later he came up with a stirring idea of how he might give them that voice He would 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 Bruce Feiler learns he has cancer and he and his publisher come up with an idea for a book He is worried about the lack of a father figure in his daughter s lives if he dies He reaches out to six men who know him best to ask them to step in for him in some way He goes back and forth between describing his friendship with these men and relating the events of the ensuing year his struggle with the disease and the effects on his familyThis book is stirring heart warming inspiring moving etc I can see this book as being helpful and meaningful to some people but I am old I ve read too many of these Wednesday with Morrie type things about wise perfect people and their courageous struggles and their supportive perfect friends and family There are too many other books out there that I d rather read I like them real andor down and dirty and imaginative I guess I m a bad person I will probably not be given any First Reads to review

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Council of Dads
  • Bruce Feiler
  • English
  • 08 December 2017
  • 9780061778766

About the Author: Bruce Feiler

BRUCE FEILER is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life He is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two prime time series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama COUNCIL OF DADS on NBC Bruce’s two TED Talks have been viewed than two million times Employing a firsthand approach to his work Bruce is known for living the experiences he



10 thoughts on “The Council of Dads

  1. says:

    Won this as a First Reads giveaway I really liked the idea of it man gets cancer in his femur and realizes he may not be there for his 3 year old twins in the future so he calls upon six friends to create a Council of Dads These friends represent the different parts of his self so that they can be his voice should it be needed The book started off really well giving background story about a leg injury when he w

  2. says:

    Take a walk for me I cried at page 32 But the good kind of tears where you remember the awe inspiring moments of delivering your child and knowing you have a loving partner who has your back for life Though I’ve never met Bruce Feiler and his wife Linda I wish that I could be a part of their livesBruce Feiler the man who wrote “Walking the Bible” is suddenly told he has a seven inch tumor in his left femur He wi

  3. says:

    Bruce Feiler learns he has cancer and he and his publisher come up with an idea for a book He is worried about the lack of a father figure in his daughter's lives if he dies He reaches out to six men who know him best to ask them to step in for him in some way He goes back and forth between describing his friendship with these men and relating the events of the ensuing year his struggle with the disease and the effects on his fami

  4. says:

    This is how much a daddy is supposed to love his kids Makes me wish I had been blessed in that regard as there were so many times I could’ve used a man’s input and guidance in my life Truly beautiful the lessons this book teaches

  5. says:

    It was AMAZING One of the best books I have ever read

  6. says:

    Beautiful and emotional read I highly recommend it especially if you are a parent expecting parent or thinking about it

  7. says:

    Didn’t uite get it until the letter to his daughters

  8. says:

    I won this on GR'S give a ways and I can honestly say I would have read thisregardless if I won or purchased it I must start with saying Bruce Feiler is a brave and courageous man To endure what he went through while rais

  9. says:

    I got this book and enjoyed it I had seen the story on Oprah or some news program and thought it sounded interesting though very sad The father was sick with a rare form of cancer and in the event he died he wanted to have 6 men who could together represent different aspects of his character or personality and advise his daughters I though

  10. says:

    A 5 star book and story about a father with a potentially life threatening illness who loves his twin daughters so much he invites six men who influenced his life for the better to help influence his daughters' lives should he not survive long enough to raise them It's so emotionally raw at times you can't help but cry Bruce's wonderful sense of humor also provides some laugh out loud moments Learning about the family histories o

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