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

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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. 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 family to me is noble in itselfBruce gives detail of his experience with caner he treatments doctors and procedures He also describes how he felt what he suffered during and after chemo and how it affected his friends and family It also shows how friends and family do pull together in tough emotional timesThe idea of creating a Council of Dads is truly uniue and heartfeltEach dad has a special uality and life experience that Bruce wishes to carry on to his daughters in the event of his passing Each Dad has a special bind with Bruce and he digs deep in explanation why he wants this father figure to carry out his Bruce voiceWell written and often emotional The Council of Dad s left me enjoying each day as if it were my last Having watched my mother survive Lymphoma I can relate to the emotions and hard times Bruce has experienced Praise to Bruce Feiler on a fantastic read and fighting the battle against cancer

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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 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 half way point it was all very interesting and the author s honesty and humor were endearingEven when he began introducing his Council I enjoyed it But a couple of things bothered me First because of the way he interweaves story about what was currently going on in terms of his treatment history letters to his family and friends and introducing his Council we don t meet the last guy until he s already all the way through his treatment and been given the all clear That timing was off putting for me Second by the middle of the book the writing style started to feel a little too Mitch Albom for me kind of sappy and offering cliche life lessons There was also a feeling of unreality to the book in that Feiler was not your average Joe who got cancer and his friends were not average either one has multiple Emmys one offered commentary alongside Bob Costas at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics all but one has traveled the world extensively etc Let me be clear I am in no way trying to minimize what the author went through it was horrific However when I got the book I was hoping to read about how someone like me would struggle with such a diagnosis Not that there is not struggle in this book there is very clearly physical struggle through chemotherapy and surgery then chemo and physical therapy there is struggle with fears and struggle with trying to protect a family from the chaos that surrounds potentially terminal illness But there were many ways in which Feiler did not have to struggle He was very well connected and was able to see the best doctor in the country for his cancer Money was not an issue for him and his family he was able to devote his time and energy to fighting his disease for a year without having to worry about losing the house I would have rather read the story of some ordinary guy who never wrote a book before or at least someone who doesn t have his own Wikipedia page who doesn t have an extensive and well connected support system for whom money is an issue and who isn t always able to keep his sense of humor ie someone I could relate to someone realAll in all this is a good book I liked it but it was not amazing to me I recognize that most of my criticisms of it tell about me as much as about the book so I recommend you read it and make your own decision You may find it inspiring


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

  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 wh

  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

  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 les

  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 family to me is noble in itselfBruce gives detail of his experience with caner he treatments doctors and procedures He also describes how he felt what he suffered during and after chemo

  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 who c

  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 but cry

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