Jerry Zezima writes a humor column for Tribune News Service, which distributes it to papers nationwide and abroad. If you have ever wondered why the newspaper industry is in trouble, it would be because of him. Mr. Zezima is the author of six books, “Leave It to Boomer,” “The Empty Nest Chronicles,” “Grandfather Knows Best,” “Nini and Poppie’s Excellent Adventures,” “Every Day Is Saturday” and “One for the Ageless,” all of which are crimes against literature. They also come in handy for propping up wobbly table legs. If you suffer from insomnia, you might even want to read them. As a chilling example of just how low journalistic standards have sunk, he has won many awards, including seven for humorous writing from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He also has a blog: jerryzezima.blogspot.com. Mr. Zezima has one wife, two daughters, five grandchildren and many creditors. He has no interesting hobbies.