Get to Know Author Jeffrey Zaslow

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Editor's Note: We sincerely regret the passing of Jeffrey Zaslow on February 10, 2012. We enjoyed his work and his commentary. Our deepest sympathies go out to Jeffrey's family and friends. -Rita
You may remember Jeffrey Zaslow from The Girls From Ames. We're reading his latest book, The Magic Room, in BlogHer Book Club!

Jeffrey Zaslow


Get to Know Jeffrey Zaslow

Through his Wall Street Journal column and bestselling books, Jeffrey Zaslow has told the stories of some of the most inspirational people of our time.

The Last Lecture, written with Randy Pausch, has been translated into 48 languages and was #1 on best-seller lists worldwide. Five million copies have been sold in English alone, and the book has remained on The New York Times best-seller list for more than 112 weeks.

In 2011, Jeff collaborated with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, veteran astronaut Mark Kelly, on their memoir, GABBY: A Story of Courage and Hope. The book received a great deal of attention, including a cover story in People magazine, and an hour-long ABC TV special hosted by Diane Sawyer. GABBY debuted near the top of the New York Times bestseller lists for both hardcovers and e-books.

Jeff’s 2009 book about female friendship, The Girls From Ames, spent 26 weeks on The New York Times list, rising to #3. People magazine named it one of the “Ten Best Books of the Year.” Lifetime Television is adapting the book for a movie.

Also in 2009, Jeff co-authored Highest Duty, the memoir of Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger, who famously landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. Highest Duty debuted at # 3 on The New York Times list.

Jeff’s latest book is BlogHer Book Club pick The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters.

Jeff’s Wall Street Journal column focuses on life transitions and often attracts wide media interest. While the Wall Street Journal covers the heart of the financial world, Jeff tends to the hearts of its readers.

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists twice named him the best columnist in a newspaper with more than 100,000 circulation. In 2008, he received the Distinguished Column Writing Award from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association.

Jeff’s TV appearances have included The Tonight Show, Oprah, Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, The Today Show and Good Morning America.

A Philadelphia native, Jeff is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon, where he majored in creative writing. His wife, Sherry Margolis, is a TV news anchor with Fox 2 in Detroit. They have three daughters: Jordan, Alex and Eden.

Book Tour

Saturday, January 14th at 2:00pm
Event with Jeff and special guest, Shelley Becker Mueller, owner of Becker’s Bridal
Schuler Books & Music
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00pm
Event with Jeff and special guest, Shelley Becker Mueller, owner of Becker’s Bridal
Nicola’s Books
2513 Jackson Ave.
Westgate Shopping Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Sunday, January 22nd
Book Signing, Q&A
St. Louis Jewish Community Center
St. Louis, MO

Thursday, January 26th at 7:30pm
Presentation, Book Signing, Q&A
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Thursday, February 9th at 6:00pm
Jeff will be a part of the “Cabin Fever” series
Where: McLean & Eakin
307 E Lake St
Petoskey, MI 49770

Monday, February 27th at 9:30am
Keynote Speech & Book Signing
Brandeis 22nd Annual Book & Author Luncheon
JW Marriott Resort & Spa
Phoenix, AZ

March 3rd – 5th
Broward Public Library Foundation
Book Signing, Q+A, Author Discussion
100 S Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Saturday, March 10th
Women’s Expo
Author Lecture
Grand Rapids, MI

Monday, May 21st at 12:00pm
Detroit Book & Author Luncheon
Author lecture and Book Signing
Burton Manor
Livonia, MI

Discuss The Magic Room now in BlogHer Book Club!

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