The Council of Dads

The Council of Dads : A Story of Family, Friendship & Learning How to Live

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Facing his own mortality, bestselling author Bruce Feiler decided to ask six men -- a COUNCIL OF DADS -- to play various roles in his daughters's lives, representing the different aspects of their father that they knew best. Here is the moving story of Feiler's illness and recovery -- and the men who promised to be him.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. Though his daughters would have plenty of resources in their lives, they wouldn't have their Dad. He decided to write to six men who had been with him throughout his life- men who could become his voice and his daughters' Council of Dads.

"Will you listen in on them?" he wrote. "Will you take them out to lunch every now and then? Will you go to a soccer game if you're in town? When they get older, will you indulge them in a new pair of shoes? As time passes, will you invite them to a family gathering on occasion. Will you introduce them to somebody who might help one of their dreams come true?"

THE COUNCIL OF DADS is the intimate story of Feiler's illness but it is also about the people who touched and shaped his life, and what it means to be truly known. But this is not just a document of one life that has been to the edge -- rather it is a blueprint for how others can take Feiler's experience and deepen their relationships with their own friends and leave behind a treasured legacy for their children.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 15mm | 454g
  • English
  • 0062993909
  • 9780062993908

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