The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler

ecover for The Secrets of Happy FamilisIf you’ve read my blog or followed me on Facebook for any length of time, you know that my marriage and my family are important to me. I’m always looking for ways to improve as a wife and mom. (Goodness knows there’s plenty of room for improvement.) And when I was offered a chance to review The Secrets of Happy Families, I immediately signed up.

In the interest of full disclosure, even though I’m a fast reader and often devour multiple books per day, I have not yet completed reading this book. In this case, that’s actually a good recommendation. The Secrets of Happy Families is so full of great ideas and examples that I read a few pages (or paragraphs, in some instances) and then take a few days to mull over what I just read.

So far, I’ve read about learning to quickly adapt as a family, intentionally crafting meaningful mealtimes, creating a family mission statement (so want to do this with my family), fighting smart, teaching your children money management skills, and having difficult family conversations.

Although I’ve not agreed with 100% of what Bruce Feiler presents and/or recommends, I can say that everything I’ve read has given me food for thought. And I am certain that applying even a few of his recommendations would really help ours be a happier family.

Revka’s Rating: A-

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About the book: The book that revolutionized our view of what makes families happy…

In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families. Written in a charming, accessible style, The Secrets of Happy Families is smart, funny, and fresh, and will forever change how your family lives every day.

Determined to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler gathered team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques from the most creative minds—from Silicon Valley to the Green Berets—and tested these ideas with his wife and kids. The result is a lively, original look at how we can create stronger parent/child relationships, manage the chaos of our lives, teach our kids values and grit, and have more fun together.

The Secrets of Happy Families includes more than two hundred unique practices that will help your family draw closer and make everyone in your home happier. It has already changed the lives of millions of families, and it can do the same for yours.

Purchase a copy and download the Happy Families Toolkit:

photo of bruceMeet the Author: Bruce Feiler writes a column in contemporary families for the New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including The Council of Dads. He is the host of several series on PBS, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

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Bruce is celebrating the release of his book with a family fun “Happy Family” Kindle HDX giveaway.


One winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 15th. Winner will be announced February 17th on the Litfuse blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by the Litfuse blog on the 17th to see if you won.

FTC-mandated notice: Litfuse Publicity provided me with a free copy of this book for review purposes.
My review reflects my own opinions.

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