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Bruce Feiler Featured New York Times Best-Selling Author; Family, Contemporary Life, and Well-Being Expert

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  • Leading with purpose: How leaders can create a meaning agenda that serves a more purpose focused workplace
  • The Search: Finding meaningful work in a post-career world
  • Mastering Life Transitions: Tools and takeaways for navigating uncertain times
  • The Power of Story: Harnessing the art and science of storytelling to connect, persuade, and thrive
  • The Secrets of Happy Families: How high-functioning families adapt, talk, play, and thrive
  • 12 Trends Reshaping The Family: How millennial parents, digital kids, overworked moms, and active dads are changing how families shop, spend, and connect
  • The Power of Community: How to survive and thrive in difficult times

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  • 2023 THE SEARCH: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World
  • 2020 Life Is In The Transitions Mastering Change At Any Age
  • 2017 The First Love Story Adam, Eve and Us
  • 2013 The Secrets of Happy Families
  • 2011 The Council of Dads: A Story of Family, Friendship & Learning How to Live
  • 2009 America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story
  • 2009 Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School
  • 2005 Where God Was Born
  • 2005 Abraham
  • 2005 Walking the Bible
  • 1998 Dreaming Out Loud: Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, Wade Hayes, And The Changing Face Of Nashville
  • 1995 Under The Big Top: A Season with the Circus
  • 1993 Looking for Class: Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge
  • 1991 Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan

BRUCE FEILER is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two primetime series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama series COUNCIL OF DADS on NBC. Bruce’s two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times.

Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge to allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. His new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change at Any Age, describes his journey across America, collecting hundreds of life stories, exploring how we can navigate the growing number of life transitions with great purpose and skill. “One of those books that’s so profoundly aligned with the zeitgeist that you end up underlining the whole book,” wrote Arianna Huffington in Thrive Global. “Bruce Feiler is the perfect person to lead us on this journey.” The book was a Top 10 New York Times bestseller.

For more than a decade, Bruce has explored the intersection of families, relationships, and well-being. THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES collects best practices from the country’s most creative minds. The book was featured on World News, GMA, and TODAY and excerpted in the Wall Street Journal and Parade. COUNCIL OF DADS describes how faced with one of life’s greatest challenge, he asked six friends to support his daughters. The book was profiled in PEOPLE, USA Today, and Time and was the subject of a CNN documentary.
Since 2001, Bruce has been one of the country’s preeminent thinkers, writers, and speakers about religion. WALKING THE BIBLE describes his perilous, 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. The book was hailed as an “instant classic” by the Washington Post, spent a year and a half on the New York Times bestseller list, and has been translated into fifteen languages. ABRAHAM recounts his personal search for the shared ancestor of the monotheistic religions. “Exquisitely written,” wrote the Boston Globe. WHERE GOD WAS BORN describes his trek visiting biblical sites throughout Israel, Iraq, and Iran. “Bruce Feiler is a real-life Indiana Jones,” wrote the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. All were bestsellers.

Bruce is the host of two primetime series on PBS: WALKING THE BIBLE (“Beguiling,” Wall Street Journal) and SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER, in which he retraces pilgrimages in France, India, Japan, Israel, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia. (“Feiler is the perfect guide,” Newsday).
Writer of the “This Life” column in the New York Times, Bruce Feiler has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Parade, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.

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