Author Michael Ausiello, Spoiler Alert:  A Hero Dies 
"Welcome Home Michael" Book Tour 
in Conversation with Joe DeIorio

Monday November 20th 6pm - Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library
404 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park New Jersey

American television industry journalist and actor, Michael Ausiello returns to his hometown of Roselle Park to discuss his memoir: Spoiler Alert: A Hero Dies  The author, a former Roselle Park resident and Roselle Park High School Graduate, is receiving rave reviews on his book - something Roselle Park is positively proud of! 

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Michael will be interviewed Joe DeIorio, former Roselle Park Mayor for a candid and sometimes campy discussion of the book, talk about growing up in Roselle Park in the 1980s and 1990s and will interact with audience members.

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 his late husband, and the lessons, love, and laughter that they shared throughout their fourteen 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, 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 eleven months, Kit and Michael did their best to combat the deadly disease, but Kit succumbed to his illness in February 2015.

Michael Ausiello began his publishing career at Soaps In Depth magazine in 1997, before moving on to in 2000. It was there that he launched his signature Ask Ausiello column and established himself as a major player in the world of TV journalism. In 2008, he jumped to Entertainment Weekly where he penned a weekly column in the magazine as well as an award-winning blog on (both titled The Ausiello Files). Three years later, he joined Jay Penske’s expanding media empire as founder and editor-in-chief of

In this heartbreaking and darkly hilarious memoir, Michael tells the story of his harrowing and challenging last year with Kit while revisiting the thirteen 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Library policy prevents the sale of Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies inside the library. Books can be purchased online at and brought to the event for signing.