Some families just throw of happy vibes don’t they? They always seem to be there for one another. Their relationships seem to be based on honesty and trust and they just enjoy each other’s company. Wouldn’t we all like to be part of such a family?

What Are The Secrets Of Happy Families?

Author Bruce Feiler asked himself that, after a reunion with four generations of his own family. ย Then he went out to look for answers that resulted in his book : ย The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More



Driven by his own need to find solutions to making his family work as a unit, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist put in a lot of research into out about families. He collected problem-solving techniques and team-building exercises from creative folks in Silicon Valley and even the Green Berets! Then he tried out these ideas in his own family.

The Secrets of Happy families is a collection of over 200 unique practices that can be used to draw families closer, create better relationships and teach children valuable lessons while having a lot of fun.

I really didn’t know what to expect from this book, but I found the author’s style very interesting and the book filled with anecdotes and information. It made me smile, made me go ‘aha’ and made me want to consider many of the ideas he has shared.

Watch the author being interviewed by Katie Couric here:


This post is written for the letter ‘S’ for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014.

I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.