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Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Audiobook

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words

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Publisher's Summary

In this evocative and gorgeously wrought memoir reminiscent of Rob Sheffield's Love Is a Mixtape and George Hodgman's Bettyville, 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 that they shared throughout their 14 years together.

For the past decade, TV fans of all stripes have counted upon Michael Ausiello's insider knowledge to get the scoop on their favorite shows and stars. From his time at Soaps in Depth to his influential stints at TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly to his current role as founder and editor in chief of the wildly popular website TVLine.com, Michael has established himself as the go-to expert when it comes to our most popular form of entertainment.

What many of his fans don't know, however, is that while his professional life was in full swing, Michael had to endure 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.

In this heartbreaking and darkly hilarious memoir, 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.

©2017 Michael Ausiello (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    crystal23tipps 11/11/2017
    crystal23tipps 11/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Heartbreaking, life-affirming, extremely honest"

    First off a public health warning - avoid listening to this audiobook while driving. Tear-filled eyes can cause accidents.

    Perhaps surprisingly for a book about a one year battle with a horrific and rare cancer, and for which the title lets you know there’s no miraculous recovery, this is a very uplifting book.

    The author is unflinchingly honest throughout. Not just about the impact of the disease itself, but about his whole relationship with his husband, the hero of the title. This is a story about a whole relationship, not just an 11-month cancer battle, and it’s exceedingly well told.

    Highly recommended listen.

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    15/09/17
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    "Gritty heartbreaking story of love and grief."

    I enjoyed the raw honesty of author. Story narrated by author. You can hear that power of his emotion through his speech.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    02/11/17
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    "Full Hearts, Watered Eyes, Can’t Lose"

    My heart is very full. Michael reading his story was such a treat, so much so that I think this is the best way to experience the book. Loved it. Blessed that we are allowed to witness and experience their love through this medium.

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  • Amazon Customer
    27/10/17
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    "Ugh! Heartbreaking and Wonderful!!"

    Beautiful story of incredible love and painful loss, delivered beautifully by Ausiello. I cried, laughed, cried some more. Highly recommend.

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  • Ariel
    21/10/17
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    "Heart wrenching story with a confusing ending"

    Such a powerful story, I couldn't put it down. But then the ending totally confused me. I would still recommend this book. Just wish I understood why it ended the way it did.

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  • Shamrocki
    11/10/17
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    "A Great telling of love, courage and devotion"

    This book proves not all love stories are between heterosexual people. Reveals the true love, courage, humor and devotion of one half to another and the lengths that your love will be stretched to. Some of the best analogies I have ever read, made me laugh out loud.

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  • Callie
    10/10/17
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    "Must read for anyone with a heart!"

    This is one of the best most complexly loving book written this year. The passion and love can be felt in every heart felt word and the authors voice as he tells the story of his great love. Micheals depth of love for Kit was so deep as was the love Kit had for Micheal and those who knew him. I cried, I laughed I revealed in such a glorious love story! This is an absolute must read!!

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  • Nancy
    25/09/17
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    "Wow...all cried out"

    Grab a vat of tissues...Michael's last gift to Kit, this book, was a beautiful story of love and mutual admiration. Thank you for sharing your very intimate and lovely life, Michael Ausiello

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  • Tia
    Southern California
    19/09/17
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    "If you want to laugh, cry and catch a bunch of feels..."

    Spoiler Alert is an intimate, sincere, and real love story from beginning to end. Michael shares the struggles he faced as an individual and in the relationship and he shares Kit's best and personal sides. The journey is wonderful, heart wrenching, funny, giving and honest.

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