Emily Esfahani Smith

 Emily Esfahani Smith

Emily Esfahani Smith is a journalist and the author of The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed With Happiness. She is also an editor at the Manhattan Institute. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Criterion, and other publications. She delivered a talk on the main stage of TED in 2017 called, “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy.” Smith was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and grew up in Montreal, Canada. She now lives in Washington DC.