“Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words” by Michael Ausiello— Remembering

Ausiello, Michael. “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words”, Atria Books, 2017.


Amos Lassen

Michael Ausiello has written a gorgeous memoir “about his late husband and throughout their fourteen years together”. Ausiello’s insider knowledge on people’s favorite TV shows and stars has made him a celebrity who is now editor-in-chief of the wildly website “TVLine.com”. He is the Michael go-to expert when it comes to television entertainment.

What many of his fans do not know is that while his professional life was in full swing, Michael had to deal with the fact his husband, Kit Cowan, was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer. Over the course of eleven months, Kit and Michael did their best to combat the deadly disease, but Kit lost the battle to his illness in February 2015. Now we have the memoir that is both heartbreaking and hilarious by which Michael tells the story of his last year with Kit while revisiting the thirteen years that preceded it, and how the beautiful and powerful bond between the two men carried them through all of the difficulties and always with laughter at the heart of their relationship. This is not a tale of sadness and loss but rather “an unforgettable, inspiring, and beautiful testament to the resilience and strength of true love”.

Ausiello has turned a story of loss into story of hope that is witty and wise. It is “grounded in the realities of modern relationships and the grim fate of mortality”.



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