Everywhere I look, I am reading about the death of Whitney Houston and while that is sad and shocking in and of itself, the death that has left me nearly speechless is the death of author, Jeffrey Zaslow.

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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.

He died after losing control of his car while driving on a snowy road and colliding with a truck, according to his wife and the Antrim County Sheriff’s Office. The condition of the truck driver wasn’t available.
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Jeffrey Zaslow has become one of my favorite non-fiction authors.  I haven’t read GABBY or HIGHEST DUTY, but his 3 others were wonderful.  I recently reviewed his newest book THE MAGIC ROOM, here.  In THE MAGIC ROOM he wrote about his great love and dreams for his three daughters while researching the bridal dress business.  It breaks my heart that he will never see his daughters in their wedding dress or walk them down the aisle.  But, his daughters will no doubt know how proud he was of them. 
I can’t imagine the amount of lives Zaslow has touched through his column in the WALL STREET JOURNAL or through his books, but mine will forever be grateful for his words and lessons on life, love and happiness.  
My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and his three daughters.  My hope is that even after his death, his words will continue to inspire others to live each day to its fullest and tell those closest to you how much they are loved.  
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