Best-Selling Author Bruce Feiler Discusses New Book at MUMC

(April 13, 2010) - Savannah native and best-selling author Bruce Feiler will share thoughts on his new book during an upcoming book discussion at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC). This event will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, in the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research at MUMC, and is open to the public.

In his new book, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me, Feiler reflects on his battle with cancer and how he asked six men, from all the passages in his life, to be present in the lives of his young daughters. It is a moving, illuminating new work that touches on life and death, love and fatherhood, and offers inspiration for us all.

Feiler is the New York Times best-selling author of eight books, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and Where God Was Born. He is an award-winning journalist and the writer-presenter of the PBS miniseries, Walking the Bible. Feiler has traveled to more than 60 countries on five continents, immersing himself in different cultures. The result is numerous acclaimed books that take readers on fascinating adventures and bring other worlds vividly to life. He is a native of Savannah and lives in New York with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their twin daughters.

This event is presented by the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at MUMC. Media sponsors are WTOC and Clear Channel Radio.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.