The Latest Book from Bruce

The First Love Story

Adam, Eve, and Us

flsfinal3dFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness. READ MORE


The Secrets of Happy Families

Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

The Secrets of Happy Families book coverBest-selling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between aging parents and rising children. He set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest ideas, cutting-edge research, and novel solutions to make his family happier. READ MORE


The Council of Dads

A Story of Family, Friendship & Learning How to Live

The Council of Dads book coverWhen 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. READ MORE

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About Bruce

Bruce Feiler

BRUCE FEILER is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life. He writes the “This Life” column for the Sunday New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including WALKING THE BIBLE, ABRAHAM and THE COUNCIL OF DADS.  He is the writer and host of the PBS series WALKING THE BIBLE WITH BRUCE FEILER and SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER. His latest book, THE FIRST LOVE STORY: Adam, Eve, and Us, is a provocative journey from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton’s London to Mae West’s Hollywood, looking at how history’s first couple invented the idea of romantic love and what they can teach us about relationships today. It will be published in March 2017 by Penguin Press.

For almost two decades, Bruce has been one of the country’s preeminent thinkers, writers, and speakers about the role of religion, spirituality and meaning in contemporary life. In 2014, he hosted an unprecedented series on public television in which he journeyed to six historic pilgrimages around the world, traveling with American pilgrims to India, Japan, France, Nigeria, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. “Feiler is the perfect guide,” said Newsday. “He is up to the task intellectually, but – of perhaps greater importance – temperamentally as well.”

He has published four books on this topic. WALKING THE BIBLE (2001) describes his perilous, 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. The book was hailed as an “instant classic” by the Washington Post and “thoughtful, informed, and perceptive” by the New York Times. It spent more than a year and a half on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into fifteen languages, and is the subject of a children’s book.

ABRAHAM (2003) recounts his personal search for the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. “Exquisitely written,” wrote the Boston Globe, “100 percent engaging.” The book was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, debuted in the top 5 of the New York Times bestseller list, and inspired thousands of grassroots interfaith discussions around the world.

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WHERE GOD WAS BORN (2005) describes his year-long trek visiting biblical sites through the front lines of Israel, Iraq, and Iran. “Bruce Feiler is a real-life Indiana Jones,” wrote the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AMERICA’S PROPHET (2009) is the groundbreaking story of the influence of Moses on American history. Both were Top 10 bestsellers.

He has also written widely about reimagining contemporary families. THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES (2013) collects best practices for busy parents from some of the country’s most creative minds, including tops designers in Silicon Valley, elite peace negotiators, and the Green Berets. Featured on World News, Nightline, GMA, the Today Show, and TED, and excerpted in the Wall Street JournalNew York Times, and Parade, the book was a Top 5 New York Times bestseller.

THE COUNCIL OF DADS (2010) is the international sensation that describes how faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, he asked six friends to form a support group for his young daughters. The book was profiled in PEOPLE Magazine, USA Today, Time, and the Washington Post, and was the subject of a one-hour documentary on CNN hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Bruce was named “Father of the Year” by the National Fatherhood Initiative.

Bruce Feiler has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is also a frequent contributor to NPR, CNNMSNBC, and Fox News. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.