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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling 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. Three days later, he came up with a stirring idea to 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".
"I believe my daughters will have plenty of opportunities in their lives," he wrote to these men. "But 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 question, how to dream. He mixes these with an intimate, highly personal chronicle of his experience battling cancer while raising young children.
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.
©2010 Bruce Feiler (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By julie on 03-08-16

insightful! Moving to introspection

this book provokes the opportunity to look deep at myself and my voice. It inspires me to discover myself and to discover my friends around me that really know who I am, that could offer to my children a little more about me, or to see myself a little clearer. through this book I had the incredible opportunity to take this emotional journey with the writer and discover myself along the way. Was inspiring was insightful it was thought provoking emotional spiritual and the I'm a better person for having experienced myself along the way

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5 out of 5 stars
By Crissy on 05-10-12

Memories of my dad

Would you consider the audio edition of The Council of Dads to be better than the print version?

I enjoy listening to the author tell their story.

What did you like best about this story?

being reminded of the precious nature of the father-daughter relationship.

What about Bruce Feiler’s performance did you like?

You can feel the emotions in his voice

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

all of it!

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