Zaslow is an award winning Wall Street journalist and co-author of “The Last Lecture.” His public lecture will be “Life Transitions” and will begin at 7 p.m. A dinner will be held prior to the lecture at 5 p.m. in the Meridian Ballroom of the Davis Conference Center.
General admissions tickets are $15 each and can be purchased through smithtix.com. Dinner and lecture tickets are $70 each and can be purchased by contacting the Davis Education Foundation at 801-402-5182.
Zaslow is an alum of the creative writing department of Carnegie Mellon University. He attended Randy Pausch’s lecture, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” which was about the importance of overcoming obstacles in life. Pausch focused on enabling the dreams of others and seizing every moment. Zaslow was impressed by the depth and magnitude of the lecture and began writing about it.
Since then, Zaslow has appeared on the Tonight Show, Oprah, Larry King LIve, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning American and Prime Time specialists hosted by Diane Sawyer.
Zaslow is coming to Davis County through the Davis Education Foundation, an organization whose goal is to bring communities closer together for stimulating discussions, to challenge stereotypes and to generate ideas through Davis Reads. The program supports positive programs and opportunities that help promote the enjoyment and importance of reading among Davis County families.