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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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

Learning to Bow

Inside the Heart of Japan

Learning to Bow Book CoverLEARNING TO BOW has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small rural town. Beginning with a ritual outdoor bath and culminating in an all-night trek to the top of Mt. Fuji, Feiler teaches his students about American culture, while they teach him everything from how to properly address an envelope to how to date a Japanese girl.

Critical Praise

“A refreshingly original look at Japan . . . this book is a revelation.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A hilarious and revealing book [that] marks the debut of a formidable talent.” —James Fallows, Washington Editor of Atlantic Monthly

“Always fascinating and often funny . . . one of those rare books that shows the Japanese as fully rounded human beings.” —Washington Post

“Mark Salzman fans and other aficionados of things Eastern will love . . . Bruce Feiler’s LEARNING TO BOW.” —Elle

“Gems of insight and understanding.” —Rocky Mountain News

“An engaging book, LEARNING TO BOW earns higher marks than the usual scholarly analysis.” —Business Tokyo

“Filled with rich anecdotes that tell far more than dry, academic tomes on the same subject.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“A charming and incisive close-up of the most important part of the Japanese miracle- the making of a Japanese.” —Robert Elegant, author of Pacific Destiny

“Feiler’s book is warm, intimate, and often very funny, bringing much-needed insight into the Japanese grass-root culture and the role of education in that land.” —Kirkus Reviews

“As fascinating an account of Japanese life as you could find anywhere. . . . Don’t miss this one.” —Grand Rapids Press