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The Secrets of Happy Families

Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

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About the Book

In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military.

The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations…

Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.

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Critical Praise

“Infused with humor and authenticity. ... Feiler’s unique perspective and voice... sets it apart from other work in both the parenting and happiness genres.” —Yahoo

“This is the best book I’ve read about how to transform families. … Run, don’t walk, to get a copy” —NBC Latino

“Makes even the most skeptical parent sit up and take note” —BONNIE ROCHMAN for Time.com

“Refreshing. ... Feiler has an engaging stlye.” —Washington Post

“I loved this book because it really is a new playbook for the modern-day family, something to counteract the chaos of the digital age.” —Lyss Stern, creator of Divalysscious Moms and author of If You Give a Mom a Martini

“Not your run-of-the-mill parenting manual. … A practical, entertaining playbook that upends some of the most accepted wisdom in family-rearing today.” —Outside magazine

A self-help book with teeth, loaded with examples. ... The Secrets of Happy Families is comprehensive and clear, a how-to guide for dads who may not have realized they needed one. —Daddylibrium

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061778742
  • ISBN 10: 0061778745
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 12/31/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
  • BISAC2: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General

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