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Attling cancer while raising young children along with vivid portraits of his father his two grandfathers and various father figures in his life that explore the changing role of fathers in America This is the work of a master storyteller confronting the most difficult experience of his life and emerging with wisdom and hope 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. Didn t uite get it until the letter to his daughters

Summary The Council of Dads

The Council of Dads

Bestselling 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 Would they wonder who I was Would they wonder what I thought Would they yearn for my approval my love my voice Three days later he came up with a stirring idea of how he might give them that voice He would 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. Won this as a First Reads giveaway I really liked the idea of it man gets cancer in his femur and realizes he may not be there for his 3 year old twins in the future so he calls upon six friends to create a Council of Dads These friends represent the different parts of his self so that they can be his voice should it be needed The book started off really well giving background story about a leg injury when he was 5 years old how he and his wife met the twins birth his diagnosis Feiler even explores family history eg listening to the audio tapes his grandfather recorded in the 12 years leading up to his suicide in 1983 tapes which the author had heretofore avoided He even adds periodic letters to his family and friends over the year of his treatment chronicling his experience and the effect on him and his family Up until about one third way to one h

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I believe my daughters will have plenty of opportunities in their lives he wrote to these men They'll have loving families They'll have each other But they may not have me 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 uestion how to dream He mixes these with an intimate highly personal chronicle of his experience b. It was AMAZING One of the best books I have ever read


10 thoughts on “The Council of Dads

  1. says:

    Won this as a First Reads giveaway I really liked the idea of it man gets cancer in his femur and realizes he may not be there for his 3 year old twins in the future so he calls upon six friends to create a Council of Dads These friends represent the different parts of his self so that they can be his voice should it be needed The book started off really well giving background story about a leg injury when he was 5 years old ho

  2. says:

    Take a walk for me I cried at page 32 But the good kind of tears where you remember the awe inspiring moments of delivering your child and knowing you have a loving partner who has your back for life Though I’ve never met Bruce Feiler and his wife Linda I wish that I could be a part of their livesBruce Feiler the man who wrote “Walking

  3. says:

    Bruce Feiler learns he has cancer and he and his publisher come up with an idea for a book He is worried about the lack of a father figure in his daughter's lives if he dies He reaches out to six men who know him best to ask them to step in for him in some way He goes back and forth between describing his friendship with these men a

  4. says:

    This is how much a daddy is supposed to love his kids Makes me wish I had been blessed in that regard as there were so many times I could’ve used a man’s input and guidance in my life Truly beautiful the lessons this book teaches

  5. says:

    It was AMAZING One of the best books I have ever read

  6. says:

    Beautiful and emotional read I highly recommend it especially if you are a parent expecting parent or thinking about it

  7. says:

    Didn’t uite get it until the letter to his daughters

  8. says:

    I won this on GR'S give a ways and I can honestly say I would have read thisregardless if I won or purchased it I must start with saying Bruce Feiler is a brave and courageous man To endure what he went through while raising a famil

  9. says:

    I got this book and enjoyed it I had seen the story on Oprah or some news program and thought it sounded interesting though very sad The father was sick with a rare form of cancer and in the event he died he wanted to have 6 men wh

  10. says:

    A 5 star book and story about a father with a potentially life threatening illness who loves his twin daughters so much he invites six men who influenced his life for the better to help influence his daughters' lives should he not survive long enough to raise them It's so emotionally raw at times you can't help b

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