Author of multiple New York Times bestsellers and the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS
Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most thoughtful voices on contemporary life. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama Council of Dads on NBC. His two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. His latest book is The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World, published in May 2023.
Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Feiler is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge turned into practical, positive messages that allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. His 2021 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 greater purpose and skill. The book was a Top 10 New York Times bestseller.
Feiler has long explored the intersection of families, relationships, health, and happiness. His book The Secrets of Happy Families collects best practices from some of the country’s most creative minds. The book was featured on World News, GMA, and TODAY and excerpted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Parade. The Council of Dads describes how, faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, he asked six friends to support his young daughters. The book was profiled in PEOPLE, USA Today, and Time and was the subject of a CNN documentary hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
For over two decades, Feiler has been one of the country’s preeminent thinkers about the role of spirituality in contemporary life. Walking the Bible describes his 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. The book spent a year and a half on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into fifteen languages.
Abraham recounts his search for the shared ancestor of the monotheistic religions. Where God Was Born describes his trek visiting biblical sites throughout Israel, Iraq, and Iran. America’s Prophet is the groundbreaking story of the influence of Moses on American history. The First Love Story is a journey across four continents exploring how Adam and Eve shaped our deepest feelings about relationships.
Feiler is the writer/presenter of two prime-time series on PBS: Walking the Bible and Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler in which he retraces pilgrimages in France, India, Japan, Israel, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia.
Feiler has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.