The Council of Dads CD: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me

By Bruce Feiler
Binding:Audio CD
Publisher:HarperAudio, (5/1/2010)
Language:English



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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. Three days later, he came up with a stirring idea to 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."

"I believe my daughters will have plenty of opportunities in their lives," he wrote to these men. "But 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 question, how to dream. He mixes these with an intimate, highly personal chronicle of his experience battling cancer while raising young children.

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.

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hollyjunebg's thoughts on "The Council of Dads CD: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me"
updated on:5/6/2011

I liked this book. Makes you really think about what is important in life.  An easy read but very emotional. I cried about 10 times throughout the course of this book.  I did find the author's self-loathing to be a little annoying, but who am I to judge. I've never had cancer and wouldn't know how I'd react.  I would have liked a little more depth as to his relaltionship with each of the "Council Members" rather than back story of their fathers and fathers fathers. Overall, a good read if your in the mood for a good cry.

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"The Council of Dads CD: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me"
By Bruce Feiler

Average Rating:
Very Unleashable
4.00 out of 5 (1 Clubie's ratings)


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