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Bruce Feiler


Bruce Feiler is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers, including Life Is in the Transitions, the Secrets of Happy Families, and Council of Dads. His three TED Talks have been viewed more than four million times, and he teaches the TED Course How to Master Life Transitions. His latest book, The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World, is a bold new roadmap for finding meaning and purpose at work, based on insights drawn from hundreds of life stories of all vocations and backgrounds.

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 encourage people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. Life Is in the Transitions describes his journey across America, collecting hundreds of life stories, exploring how we can navigate life’s growing number of life transitions with purpose and skill. The Secretes of Happy Families collects best practices from some of the country’s most creative minds. Both were top 10 New York Times bestseller.

A longtime columnist for the New York Times, Bruce now writes the popular newsletter The Nonlinear Life. He has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards.

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

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