Jeff Zaslow has told the stories of some of the most inspirational people of our time. The Last Lecture, written with Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, has remained on The New York Times best-seller list for more than 110 weeks. Jeff’s book about female friendship, The Girls From Ames, spent 26 weeks on The New York Times list; People named it one of the “Ten Best Books of the Year.” He recently collaborated with astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, on their memoir, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope. His newest book is The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters, due for publication in January 2012. A columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Jeff was twice named best columnist by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. His TV appearances include The Tonight Show, Oprah, Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, The Today Show and Good Morning America.
Note: Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Jeff Zaslow, whom we learned was killed this morning in an auto accident. (The WSJ story is here.) We very much looked forward to meeting this remarkable writer and thank him for all he gave readers everywhere.
Feb. 10, 2012