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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Father Creates ‘Council Of Dads’ To Take His Place

Author Bruce Feiler and his family. (Courtesy Kelly Hike)

Author Bruce Feiler and his family. (Courtesy Kelly Hike)

Two years ago this week, bestselling author Bruce Feiler underwent 15 hours of surgery to remove a malignant tumor from his leg.

We want to revisit a conversation we had with Bruce about the book he wrote about his experience with cancer. It’s called “The Council of Dads,” and it’s about the group of men Bruce identified to take his place for his young daughters if he died.  Today, we’re happy to report, Feiler is cancer-free.


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  • Fiona Morris

    Hi,
    thankyou so much for this interview. I cried.

    I was especially touched by the story as I met Bruce several times years ago in Atlanta as in fact I was neighbours and close friends with his brother Andrew, with whom I lost touch after I married and moved from Atlanta many years ago.

    The values Bruce talked of so reflects his family’s love and commitment to each other, and I am so happy that the story has a happy ending for Bruce, his family, and my old friend Andrew.

  • Martha Tybur

    Is there a way to e-mail this story? I can’t find a link. Thanks.

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