• The Power of Meaning

  • Crafting a life that matters
  • By: Emily Esfahani Smith
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-12-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith, read by Mozhan Marno.
There is a myth in our culture that to find meaning, you have to travel to a distant monastery or wade through dusty volumes to figure out life's great secret. The truth is there are untapped sources of meaning all around us: right here, right now. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology; on insights from George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle, the Buddha and other great minds, Emily Esfahani Smith identifies four pillars upon which meaning rests: belonging, purpose, storytelling and transcendence.
She also explores how we can begin to build a culture of meaning into our families, our workplaces and our communities.
Inspiring and full of contemporary examples, The Power of Meaning will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a richer, more satisfying life.
©2017 Emily Esfahani Smith (P)2017 Penguin Random House UK
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr RE Hodgson on 05-04-17

Brilliant insights

I am a middle-aged secular humanist struggling to find meaning as my life heads downhill. This book has given me considerable hope with alternative goals to pursue

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lance Spring on 12-21-17

Good book, but from a very Western Perspective

This book concerns itself more with the white western existence and lack of meaning that the modern lifestyle creates.

Not much use for the non-white, immigrant or "other", whose meaning is in part derived from our low status within this (western) society.
We see life very differently wherever we are and subsequently nearly never have to ask this question.

Nevertheless a good educational book with 1st class narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Izzy on 10-08-17

Truly fantastic book, very highly recommended

I decided to listen to this book after hearing Emily Esfehani Smith's TED talk and wanting to know more about the four pillars of meaning. The book delivers so much in terms of thought-provoking ideas, fascinating research, compelling stories of real individuals' experiences and practical ideas to apply to one's own life to cultivate more meaning. It was so refreshing after being inundated by the 'cult of happiness' in so many other books. Plus, the narrator has a soothing, sensitive voice that is just a joy to listen to.

A genuine life-changer.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-01-17

interesting read

a very interesting and helpful book to help give meaning to your life. also very well read audibly.

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