Jeffrey Zaslow

Jeffrey Zaslow is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the author or coauthor of three bestselling books. Through his writing, he has told the stories of some of the most inspirational people of our time.

Mr. Zaslow’s book about female friendship, The Girls From Ames, spent 26 weeks on the New York Times bestseller 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.

Mr. Zaslow also coauthored Highest Duty, the memoir of Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger, who famously landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. Highest Duty debuted at # 3 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Mr. Zaslow’s Wall Street Journal column focuses on life transitions and often attracts wide media interest. That was certainly the case in September 2007, after he attended the final lecture of Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch. His column about the talk sparked a worldwide phenomenon. Millions of people have since viewed footage of the lecture. Intense media coverage included “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and an ABC special hosted by Diane Sawyer. In 2000, he received the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award for using his column to help 47,000 disadvantaged children.

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“In The Magic Room, Jeffrey Zaslow has created a symphony of synchronistic stories with great aplomb, engendering the gamut of emotions for the reader—from joy to sorrow and ultima

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"There were times . . . when Kelly felt desperate, confused and shattered. But she also felt embraced and loved. And that sustained her.”