Michael Ausiello is the founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com, a television entertainment website. He began his publishing career in 1997 as a senior news editor at Soaps in Depth magazine before moving over to TV Guide in 2000 and then on to Entertainment Weekly in 2008. Ausiello has also contributed commentary to media outlets such as Today, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Extra, and Access Hollywood. A native of Roselle Park, New Jersey, he now lives in New York City.
MFOB FEATURED BOOK: Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words
(To be published September 12, 2017)
In this heartbreaking and darkly hilarious memoir, Michael Ausiello—a respected TV columnist and founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com—remembers his late husband, and the lessons, love, and laughter they shared. While Michael’s professional life was in full swing, he endured the greatest of personal tragedies: his husband, Kit Cowan, was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer. Over the course of 11 months, Kit and Michael did their best to combat the deadly disease, but Kit succumbed to his illness in February, 2015. Michael tells the story of his harrowing and challenging last year with Kit while revisiting the 13 years that preceded it, and how the undeniably powerful bond between him and Kit carried them through all manner of difficulty—always with laughter front and center in their relationship. Instead of a tale of sadness and loss, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies is an unforgettable, inspiring, and beautiful testament to the resilience and strength of true love.