Emily Esfahani: The search for happiness will make us unhappy


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Writer Emily Esfahani Smith 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 translated into 16 different languages is an international bestseller.

A former editor at The New Criterion, her 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 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 the world.

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