• Persuasive attack on the idea that happiness is the goal we should aim for... elegant...valuable.
    Wall Street Journal
  • An intelligent page-turner… In a world that seems caught between pure hedonism and divisive sectarianism, the book mounts a timely challenge.
    Prospect (UK)
  • Beautifully written, The Power of Meaning speaks to the yearning we all share for a life of depth and significance.
    Susan Cain, author of Quiet


About Emily

Emily Esfahani Smith is an author, speaker, and journalist in Washington DC. Her book The Power of Meaning has been translated into 16 different languages. The former managing editor of The New Criterion, Smith’s articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and other publications. As a speaker, she has delivered dozens of keynotes and workshops at major corporations, conferences, and universities across the country and world.



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