Scott S. Smith is a freelance journalist, whose 1,600 articles have appeared in 180 publications, including Investor’s Business Daily, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and American Airlines' American Way. He has interviewed such influentials as Bill Gates, Stan Lee, Meg Whitman, Kirk Douglas, Howard Schultz, Barbara Corcoran, Dean Koontz, Richard Branson, and Kathy Ireland. His recent book, "Extraordinary People: Real Life Lessons on What It Takes to Achieve Success," looks at the careers of 21 famous people, past and present, to understand the attitudes and actions that can help anyone achieve their goals https://www.ExtraordinaryPeopleBook.com. One business leader called it "a roadmap for success."
He is also the author of "God Reconsidered: Searching for Truth in the Battle Between Atheism and Religion," which combines personal experience and a skeptical mind to recognize the problems with both modern atheism and mainstream religion https://www.GodReconsidered.com. At the end, he provides some conclusions for those who want to find a spiritual path that makes sense. One scholarly reviewer wrote, "I couldn't put it down."