• 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 a writer, editor, and speaker in Washington DC. She draws on psychology, philosophy, and literature to write about the human experience—why we are the way we are and how we can find grace and meaning in a world that is full of suffering. Her book The Power of Meaning, an international bestseller, 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. She has also appeared on NBC’s The TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, and NPR. As a speaker, she has delivered dozens of keynotes and workshops at major corporations, conferences, and universities across the country and world. To book her for your next event, click here.



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