The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published by The Leonard Lopate Show The Council of Dads Listen 13 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/60625/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Bestselling author Bruce Feiler talks about what happened when he was diagnosed with cancer and began worrying about what his young daughters' lives would be like without him. In The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me, he tells the story of creating a council of dads, made up of six men from the his life who would be present for important passages in his daughters' lives.