Books by Bruce Feiler

BRUCE FEILER is the New York Times best-selling author of six books, an award-winning journalist and speaker. He has traveled to over sixty countries, on five continents, immersing himself in different cultures. The result is six acclaimed books that take


FOOD & COOKING
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A good addition to the self-help bookshelf."
New York Times columnist Feiler (Generation Freedom: The Middle East Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World, 2011, etc.) explores new ideas on family dynamics. Read full book review >
THE COUNCIL OF DADS by Bruce Feiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"Feiler tackles personal hardship with inquisitive and heartfelt eloquence."
After being diagnosed with cancer in 2008, Feiler (America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story, 2009, etc.) asked his closest male friends to provide guidance, wisdom and love to his children, should he not survive. Read full book review >
AMERICA’S PROPHET by Bruce Feiler
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A facile retracing of American history on a Mosaic theme—which is not to say Feiler fans won't love it."
A breezy look at the story of Moses and its role in the making of America. Read full book review >
WHERE GOD WAS BORN by Bruce Feiler
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Feiler's take on all things biblical is beginning to get tedious."
Feiler (Walking the Bible, 2001, etc.) travels to Israel, Iran and Iraq to learn if religion inevitably gives rise to violence, or if it is a seedbed of peace. Read full book review >
ABRAHAM by Bruce Feiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"A vivid and discerning tour through a land that reflects this epochal figure's life of exile, questioning, family misunderstandings, and faith."
Visiting an Israel of checkpoints and suicide bombings, Feiler (Walking the Bible, 2001, etc.) gracefully explores how the ancient Middle Eastern exile and childless husband became the father of many nations—and the progenitor of religious conflict. Read full book review >
WALKING THE BIBLE by Bruce Feiler
RELIGION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A chatty, informal narrative that weaves the Bible and other ancient stories together with contemporary lives, along the way uncovering a strong spiritual dimension that surprised the author—and may surprise the reader."
A genial travel-journal-turned-spiritual-exploration that encompasses many of the sites (from the Dome of the Rock to the banks of the Nile) mentioned in the first five books of the Bible. Read full book review >
DREAMING OUT LOUD by Bruce Feiler
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 8, 1998

"Still, this is a charming read that will humanize Nashville and some of its most visible and influential inhabitants. (Author tour)"
A cleverly constructed look at how the country-music industry has changed some of its most important artists and how they have changed the industry. Read full book review >
UNDER THE BIG TOP by Bruce Feiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1995

"In the age-old tradition of truth coming from the mouth of a fool, this clown's rendition of circus life bounds with humanity. (Author tour)"
 Here is a trip to the circus to be enjoyed by sociologists, etymologists, history buffs, and the morose of all ages. Read full book review >
ROMANCING A RHODES SCHOLAR by Bruce Feiler
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 21, 1993

"A delightfully witty complement to Ved Mehta's Up at Oxford (p. 841), full of anecdotes and food for thought."
 An agreeable account of a year spent studying at Cambridge and Oxford. Read full book review >
LEARNING TO BOW by Bruce Feiler
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

"Feiler's first book (which, the publisher says, is the first book written by a Westerner who has taught in Japanese schools) is warm, intimate, and often very funny, bringing much-needed insight into Japanese grass-roots culture and the role of education in that land."
 A young North American spends a year teaching in a rural Japanese school, where he watches day-to-day life with a delighted, observant eye. Read full book review >