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

Read Bruce’s cancer diary.

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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

Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

My top 5 NYT columns

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Someone asked me recently which of my NYT columns have been the most popular. Got me thinking. Here’s my non-scientific answer.

1. ‘You Look Great’ and Other Lies: What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Sick

2. The Father is Child of the Man: Caring for Aging Parents

3. What ‘Modern Family’ Says About Modern Families

4. Take Back the Trash

5. Talking to Kids About God

See the entire list of columns here.

Walking the Walk

Monday, January 11th, 2010

A big milestone around here. One year ago I was just retuning from two weeks in the hospital following a 15-hour surgery to remove my left femur, replace it with titanium, relocate my fibula from my calf to my thigh, and cut out a third of my quad muscle. After fifteen months on crutches, two months on a single crutch, and a few months with a cane, I occasionally walk without any aid these days. I am thinking of celebrating by slipping on the ice outside my door!

To read my account of my harrowing surgery, recovery, and aftermath, click here.

Does Fasting Work?

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

If you’re looking for a way to bring together believers and scientists, here’s a tip that could remind them of their commonality and save money, too: no food!

Fasting may be the one activity these days that unites the religious and the secular, the left and the right, Deepak Chopra and Glenn Beck.

As Muslims look back on a month of daytime fasts, Jews observe a 24-hour fast to observe the Day of Atonement, and Glenn Beck initiates a daylong fast to honor the founding fathers, the time seems ripe to ask: Does fasting work? Can it, as the prophets suggest, expiate our sins and bring us closer to God? Can it, as the yogis propose, purge our toxins and improve our sex lives? Can it, as researchers hypothesize, cure our jet lag and help us get pregnant?

In short, can fasting save the world?

Read my take in The Daily Beast.

Take Your Own Path!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Check out this new Dell ad campaign featuring, well, my wife! And try to answer this Zen question: Which came first, the color of the shirt or the color of the font? [Actually, this applies to the link, not the photo below…]

Take Your Own Path