ISBN 9780062312808,The Secrets Of Happy Families

The Secrets Of Happy Families


Bruce Feiler


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780062312808

ISBN-10 0062312804


Language (English)

Inspiration & Personal Growth

About the Book: The Secrets of Happy Families A new approach to family dynamics inspired by cutting-edge techniques from science, business, sports, the military -- and real families that work -- from New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler. The Secrets Of Happy Families combines cutting-edge science with novel techniques that leading figures in business, sports, technology, and the military use with their own families. The result is a much-needed playbook for contemporary families, with over 200 bold, new ideas, including: The right way to have family dinner The simple technique that can transform your family in 20 minutes or less What your mother never told you about sex (but should have) Why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations Using the engaging, hands-on style well-known to readers of Walking the Bible and The Council of Dads, Feiler learned to "fight smart" from the founders of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He was granted exclusive access to the U.S. militarys research on how to build cohesion among families. He spoke with Warren Buffetts banker about how to set an allowance and quizzed the creators of "Modern Family" about how to improve Thanksgiving dinner. And he sat down with top game designers at Zynga and Google to learn how to bring relief to long car rides. The Secrets Of Happy Families is a timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking every day: How do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values in a hyper-connected world? How do we make our family happy? Smart, funny, and fresh, this book will forever change how your family lives every day. About the Author: Bruce Feiler Bruce Feiler is a columnist on contemporary families for the New York Times and is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Walking the Bible, Abraham, Americas Prophet and The Council of Dads. He is the writer-presenter of the PBS series "Walking the Bible." A frequent comme