Jeffrey Zaslow, dead at 53, used humor in his reporting

Read Jeffrey Zaslow’s humor writing

Jeffrey Zaslow, a best-selling author, columnist and reporter, died in a car accident last week. He was not a humor columnist, but he used humor in his reporting for The Wall Street Journal, which made him a pleasure to read.  The Journal’s Douglas Belkin and Stephen Miller write that Zaslow, who wrote the Journal’s “Moving On” column, had a “rare gift for writing about love, loss, and other life passages with humor and empathy.” Zaslow was scheduled to speak at the 2012 Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. In 2002 Zaslow wrote an A-Hed piece called “If Tivo Thinks You’re Gay, Here’s How to Set it Straight.” You can read it here. More links to Zaslow’s most popular pieces can be found here.


Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.