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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Check this Events List to see if Bruce will be appearing in your town on The First Love Story book tour.

Bruce discusses the Secrets of Happy Families on the latest Digital Dads podcast.

Announcing Bruce’s forthcoming book, The First Love Story, from Penguin Random House

Speaking Events

BRUCE FEILER is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life. Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about, both in his beloved “This Life” column in the Sunday New York Times and in his six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He’s also the host of two prime-time series and a frequent commentator on television and radio. Bruce’s new book, The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us (2017), is a revelatory journey from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel, from Jerusalem to Hollywood, 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 societal cohesion.

Dubbed the “modern-day Indiana Jones,” Bruce has a zeal for life and a humorist’s ability to tell a good story. He leaves audiences both entertained and uplifted, with practical takeaways that prompt discussion and action in communities, businesses, and institutions he visits.

For information on arranging a speaking event or consulting appearance, please contact Jerimee Bloemeke ( or email Bruce.

“‘WOW’ has been the standard comment by all with your brilliant balance of storytelling, humor, and history. Largest crowds ever.” — Jewish National Fund

“Incredible. The best speaker in the history of the organization.” — Young Presidents’ Organization

“My goodness, what a great night with Bruce! This goes down in the books as a great big A+.” — The United Methodist Church

“The audience was completely under your spell. You touched souls, and I’m still getting calls to say how wonderful a day it was.” — The Jewish Federations of North America

“THANK YOU. Not only an interesting and inspiring discussion — but also stimulating for each of us personally.” — Carnival Cruise Line

Speaking Topics


• The Secrets of Happy Families: Surprising New Ways to Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, and Much More

 Marketing to American Families: How Tech-Obsessed Kids, Overworked Moms, and Active Dads Are Changing How Families Shop, Spend, and Connect


• Faith and Family in Modern Life: How Busy Parents Can Combat Technology, Increase Tradition, and Deepen Bonds in Today’s Families

• Restoring Love in a Divided World: How the Bible Invented Love and How It Can Help Us Reclaim Forgiveness, Healing, and Hope in Today’s Divided World

• Can We Get Along?: A Way Forward for Jews, Christians, and Muslims

• Sacred Journeys: The Rise of Pilgrimage and the Future of Faith


• The Power of Community: How to Survive and Thrive in Difficult Times

• The Story of Your Life: How Creating a Strong Narrative Can Help Families, Businesses, and Communities Bond Together, Overcome Obstacles, and Thrive in the 21st Century


• The Council of Dads: A Survivor’s Story






Watch Bruce’s speech about “The Secrets of Happy Families” at Google here.

Watch Bruce’s TED talk about “The Agile Family” here. See Bruce in conversation with David Gregory about Americans families here.


Watch Bruce speak at the Anderson Cancer Center here.



See Bruce speak about “Can We Get Along? Building Bridges Among Faiths in the 21st Century” here.