Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thank You, Jeffrey Zaslow




The author of this wonderful book about women's friendships, Jeffrey Zaslow died yesterday in an automobile accident. He was fifty-three. I'm struggling with words to describe my feelings. No I didn't know him, but his writing, both in "The Girls from Ames" and the wondrous "The Last Lecture," which he co-authored with Randy Pausch, touched me deeply. I am always sad when a young person dies -- and the definition of young grows older as I grow older -- and I am especially sad tonight when I realize that there will be no more books by Jeffrey Zaslow. 

10 comments:

Maple Lane said...

I am not familiar with this author but how sad that his life was cut short. This book looks like a great read.

TARYTERRE said...

I read The Last Lecture and gave a copy to my daughter. It touched my heart. I also bought The Girl's From Ames. But haven't read it, yet. I had not heard this news about Mr. Zaslow. I am stunned. This is so sad. Thank you for letting your blog buddies know.

Mevely317 said...

I was SO touched by The Last Lecture -- but didn't recognize the name.
The Girls from Ames sounds like a winner ... I'm going to the library's request page now.

Like you, I'm saddened by lives cut short too soon.

Becky K. said...

I'm sorry....I haven't read his works...but how special that he left these pieces behind for all to read.

I'm shocked at the news about Whitney Houston this evening too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I didn't know Jeffrey Zaslow---but it's always sad to lose such a young person with so much talent.

Tonight I heard about the death of Whitney Houston. She was only 48. What a horrible loss. She was SO talented.

Hope you are having a good weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Catherine Denton said...

I was sad to hear this too. It does feel like the loss of a good friend when we connect with books from an author in such an emotional way.
Catherine Denton

Theresa said...

So sad! I am sorry for the loss of this wonderful Author! HUGS!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am not familiar with Jeffrey Zaslow, however now you have me wanting to read his work. It is sad to have a life cut short... especially one so gifted. blessings ~ Tanna

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Jeffrey was a local author (West Bloomfield, MI). It has been a shock to many of us. He has been featured in several articles in the past weeks for his latest book 'The Magic Room'. We are all saddened by this.

Teacherfish said...

So sad- I read the Last Lecture and followed the story because Pancreatic Cancer is prevalent in my family. Sometimes you can spend your life worrying about dying from a genetic disorder and sometimes you just lose control on a snowy road. I'm gonna go eat some Key Lime on a stick.

Looking forward an upbeat post soon!.