JET Alum Bruce Feiler’s Book Reading @ Barnes & Noble!

When: Wednesday, February 20th, 6:30 pm Meet-up; 7:00 pm Reading Begins
Where: Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street @ Lexington Ave
Cost: Free (everyone pays for their own food and drinks at nijikai)
RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook event HERE or email Pam Kavalam at secretary-at-jetaany-dot-org if you have questions

Come support fellow JET Alum, Bruce Feiler’s new book, Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play and Much More. We’ll meet up at 6:30 pm at Barnes and Noble to grab seats. Afterwards, stick around for a nijikai (details TBA).


The author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, he’ll discuss his new book, The Secrets of Happy Families, wherein he explores new ideas on family dynamics.


Book Description from Amazon:


  • Don’t worry about family dinner.
  • Let your kids pick their punishments.
  • Ditch the sex talk.
  • Cancel date night.

These are just a few of the surprising innovations in this bold first-of-its-kind playbook for today’s families. Bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children. So he set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family “experts,” he sought out the most creative minds—from Silicon Valley to the set of Modern Family, from the country’s top negotiators to the Green Berets—and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families. Feiler then tested these ideas with his wife and kids. The result is a fun, original look at how families can draw closer together, complete with two hundred never-before-seen best practices.

Feiler’s life-changing discoveries include a radical plan to reshape your family in twenty minutes a week, Warren Buffett’s guide for setting an allowance, and the Harvard handbook for resolving conflict. The Secrets of Happy Families is a timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking: How do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values? How do we make our family happier?

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.