[E–pub/Pdf] The Council Of Dads By Bruce Feiler

The Council Of DadsNe 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 I am in no way trying to minimize what the author went through it was 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 ears and struggle with trying to protect a The Summer House familyrom 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 Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir for his cancer Money was not an issueor him and his The Yankee Club family he was able to devote his time and energy toighting his disease or 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 or whom money is an issue and who an extensive and well connected support system The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day for whom money is an issue and who 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 mayind it inspiring 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 Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design family to me is noble in itselfBruce gives detail of his experience with caner he treatments doctors and procedures He also describes how heelt what It was AMAZING One of the best books I have ever read Take a walk The Magic Cake Shop 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 backor life Though I ve never met Bruce Feiler and his wife "Linda I wish that I could be a part of their livesBruce "I wish that I could be a part of their livesBruce the man who wrote Walking the Bible is suddenly told he has a seven inch tumor in his left emur He will die He panics about leaving his twin girls atherless and. O travel how to uestion how to dream He mixes these with an intimate highly personal chronicle of his experience battling cancer while raising young childrenThe Council of Dads is a touching unny 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 riendships that enrich our liv. .
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of Bruce his wife was ascinating In the end I ound myself admiring the courage intelligence humor transparency wisdom and beauty with which he walked and shared his journey of hellish medical treatment and procedures amily life during the process and choosing the great guys he calls The Council of Dads Made me wish he was MY dad Tybee and Eden are two of the most blessed little girls one earth I enourage others to read this book and I definitely plan to take walks Didn t uite get it until the letter to to read this book and I definitely plan to take walks Didn t uite get it until the letter to daughters 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 Won this as a First Reads giveaway I really liked the idea of it man gets cancer in his American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series femur and realizes he may not be thereor his 3 year old twins in the The Mother Zone future so he calls upon sixriends to create a Council of Dads These riends 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 amily 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 The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish family andriends over the year of his treatment chronicling his experience and the effect on him and his amily 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 amily and riends and introducing his Council we don t meet the Last Guy Until He S Already All guy until he s already all way through his treatment and been given the all clear That timing was off putting or me Second by the middle of the book the writing style started to Sicilian Lives feel a little too Mitch Albomor me kind of sappy and offering cliche life lessons There was also a Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art feeling of unreality to the book in that Feiler was not your average Joe who got cancer and hisriends were not average either He Council of DadsI 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 dadThe 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 ,

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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 ather was sick with a rare The Protestant Temperament form of cancer and in the event he died he wanted to have 6 men who could together represent different aspects of his character or personality and advise his daughters I thought it was well written and very touching I especially enjoyed the letters he wrote updating his council of dads throughout the year during his treatment However the book seemed to skip around goingrom one memory to another how one dad was chosen to the next and I ound it A Little Disjointed I Think little disjointed I think would "HAVE ENJOYED IT IF IT HAD "enjoyed it if it had around less Overall I would recommend it to people who are looking or an interesting book and a great idea whether the parent is sick or healthy it s always a great idea to have other adults in your kids livesparticularly The Radiant Child for those kids whose parents may be out of town a lot such as children whose parents are in the military Beautiful and emotional read I highly recommend it especially if you are a parent expecting parent or thinking about it Bruce Feiler learns he has cancer and he and his publisher come up with an ideaor a book He is worried about the lack of a ather igure in his daughter s lives if he dies He reaches out to six men who know him best to ask them to step in The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data for him in some way He goes back andorth between describing his riendship with these men and relating the events of the ensuing year his struggle with the disease and the effects On His FamilyThis Book his amilyThis book stirring heart warming inspiring moving etc I can see this book as being helpful and meaningful to some people but I am old I ve read too many of these Wednesday with Morrie type things about wise perfect people and their courageous struggles and their supportive perfect Tempting Eden friends andamily There are too many other books out there that I d rather read I like them real andor down and dirty and imaginative I guess I m a bad person I will probably not be given any First Reads to review A 5 star book and story about a Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, father with a potentially life threatening illness who loves his twin daughters so much he invites six men who influenced his lifeor 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 Bruce s wonderful sense of humor also provides some laugh out loud. Bestselling author Bruce Feiler was a young Talking to Dragons 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 menrom 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 ,