Birth can make a parent think about death. No one wants to leave their child behind, but it's a fact of life. The amount of time you get to spend with your offspring is left to chance. When bestselling author Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with cancer, he brought together a close circle of men who he believed could step in and teach his daughters valuable life lessons if he lost his battle. His book, The Council of Dads ($14), is about the journey. If you were facing death, who would you want to help raise your children?