Sad news today -- Jeffrey Zaslow, who wrote such popular non-fiction as "The Last Lecture" and "The Girls from Ames," died today in a car crash in Michigan. The Wall Street Journal, where he has worked as a reporter, said that he died after losing control of his car while driving on a snowy road and colliding with a truck. He was 53, the Journal said.
Zaslow's biggest hit was as co-author of "The Last Lecture," an inspirational tale of Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor who soldiered on while facing
He also co-authored "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope," the memoir of Arizona Rep.
Here's more from the Journal's article: "After Mr. Pausch gave an inspirational multimedia presentation about his life's lessons, Mr. Zaslow — a 1980 Carnegie Mellon graduate — wrote a Journal column about the lecture and posted it on the Journal's website with a video that became an online sensation. The resulting book spent more than a year on best-seller lists and was translated into dozens of languages. ...