Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive 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 of Americans in all 50 states. He then spent a year coding those stories and found that all of us feel overwhelmed by the unprecedented pace of change of contemporary life. We face dozens of disruptors in our lives—one in ten of those become major lifequakes that lead to massive life transitions. The average length of those transitions is five years. We spend half our lives in this unsettled state. Life Is in the Transitions offers a powerful new toolkit for navigating these pivotal times.
The 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 native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.