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Bruce Feiler

  • Author of Life is in the Transitions and Council of Dads

One of America's most popular voices on contemporary life, Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, the presenter of two primetime series on PBS, and the inspiration for the upcoming NBC drama, Council of Dads. His two TED Talks have garnered over two million views. Thoughtful, inspiring, and engaging, Bruce elevates audiences with entertaining stories and thoughtful takeaway.

His new book, Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age describes his journey across America collecting hundreds of life stories, exploring how we can navigate the growing number of life transitions with greater purpose and skill. With insight and urgency, he identifies the seven tools people use to weather the exploding number of lifequakes we all face and unveils the first new model for navigating life transitions in half a century. It will be published in May 2020.

The uplifting story and international phenomenon of Council of Dads emerged after Bruce, a new father, was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive came form of cancer that threatened not only his life but that of his family, prompting him to ask, “Who will be there for my wife and daughters if I am gone?” His answer was to invite six friends to be present in their lives. Bruce's story, which he shared in a bestselling book, inspired families everywhere to rethink what matters most in their lives—sharing wisdom, humor, and guidance on how to live, how to love, how to question, and how to dream.

Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce lives the experiences he writes about while exploring the intersection of families, relationships, health, and happiness. He combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge to create practical, positive messages that allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy.  

Bruce is also the author of the bestselling The Secrets of Happy Families about the best practices of some of the country's most creative minds. It appeared on World News TonightGood Morning America, and Today and in The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and Parade

Bruce has been long regarded as one of the country's preeminent thinkers about the role of spirituality in contemporary life. His book, Walking the Bible describes his 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert and spent a year and a half on The New York Times bestseller list. He expanded his spiritual quest in his groundbreaking books Abraham, Where God was Born, America's Prophet, and The First Love Story.

Bruce was the host of two series on PBS: Walking the Bible and Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a Jeopardy! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.

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