Skip to comments.Journal Columnist Jeffrey Zaslow Dies at 53 [WSJ]
Posted on 02/11/2012 2:23:59 PM PST by Albion Wilde
Jeffrey Zaslow, a longtime Wall Street Journal writer and best-selling author with a rare gift for writing about love, loss, and other life passages with humor and empathy, died at age 53 on Friday of injuries suffered in a car crash in northern Michigan.
At the Journal his subjects ranged from the anguish of losing a car in the Disney World parking lot, to the power of fathers' lunchbox letters to their daughters, to the distinctive pain of watching a beloved childhood stadium go under the wrecking ball.
More recently, he became one of America's best-selling nonfiction writers, known internationally for such books as The Girls from Ames, the story of a 40-year friendship among 10 women, and The Last Lecture, about Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer-science professor who in 2007 was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given only a few months to live...
He was twice named best columnist by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and in 2000 he received its Will Rogers Humanitarian Award.
Mr. Zaslow is survived by his wife, who is an anchor at a Fox television station in Detroit; three daughters...and his parents...
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Links to several of his columns are at the WSJ article site.
Very sad. He was a good writer and I enjoyed his columns too.
In an earlier life, I used to go to the Zazz Bash at Navy Pier
The accident was entirely Clintonesque ~ but with only one truck. That's almost certainly Eric Holder's MO.
Well, that’s interesting. I can’t imagine what he would have discovered (except for the fact that the press didn’t report that the would-be assassin was actually a flaky lefty, but we all knew that immediately).
One-car accidents are always suspicious. It’s always possible that the driver fell asleep or some bizarre thing happened, such as a heart attack, loss of steering power, etc. But often it’s suicide or a car being forced off the road by another car, although not necessarily intentionally.
It’s very sad in any case. If he was doing an investigation, I hope somebody has his records...and a bodyguard.
Yup. Especially those one-car accidents where the driver loses control on a snowy highway and whacks a semi head-on.
Sometimes conspiracies are possible or even probable. The only conspiracy here is the forces of nature.
Having skidded on ice myself and lost control, I just don’t think it is suspicious. He was in his home state at the time, not in Arizona. He was a human interest writer first and foremost, not an investigative journalist; and although I liked his stuff (cannot recall reading any of his opinions about politics), he was most probably a Democrat, so why would he be a target like John Wheeler?
But who knows.
Obviously you haven't driven M-32 in the winter. I've done it from Atlanta MI to US-131 (past where this happened) and it's a bit nerve-wracking even for experienced snow drivers.
This isn't anything more what the Sheriff said, a sad winter weather car accident that claimed a life, a quite common occurrence.
No studded tires in Michigan.....
I had a similar event on I-70 in Ohio. I didn’t lose control myself, but was hit by a merging 18 wheeler. The cable center barrier likely saved my life. Shredded my Saturn, but kept me out of the oncoming traffic.