His fiction, non-fiction & poetry
have been read by millions for over 60 years
including his classic bio-fictional
1950s coming-of-age novel Be Bop A Lula
About the Author
Lou Duro, born in New York City, was destined to become a writer ever since receiving a toy printing press at the age of eight, which he used to write and publish the Bayside News, which he then hawked for five cents to surrounding neighbors. Following high school he enlisted in the military, and began his writing career in earnest, completing comprehensive courses from the highly acclaimed Naval School of Journalism and writing for several armed forces publications, including the Navy Times.
After his discharge, he studied journalism and creative writing at New York University, while working as an editorial assistant for William Randolph Hearst’s flagship newspaper, The New York Journal-American, learning his craft alongside such acclaimed journalists as Jimmy Breslin, Dorothy Kilgallen, and noted sports writer and broadcaster Stan Fischler. He soon became an award-winning reporter in his own right, receiving New York City’s Best Spot News Story of the Year award in 1967.
Following the demise of several daily newspapers in the 1960s, Lou was named broadcast manager for the Long Island Railroad, working closely with metropolitan area radio and TV stations, but continued writing on a free-lance basis and completing his first published book the sadness of happy times.
In 1974, Lou joined Grey Advertising and two years later launched his own marketing and advertising agency, The LKD Group .
Lou currently resides on the Greek Island of Crete with his wife, Sofia. His fiction, poetry, magazine articles and news stories have appeared in numerous publications in the United States, Greece and Great Britain.
(Photo Right) Michael Maye, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, presents Lou with award for NYC's Best Spot News Story of 1967 for his coverage of a four-alarm fire in Astoria.
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This continuous story of a love affair, written in free verse, with simplicity and gentleness, transverses the varied experiences of the search for love – the expectancy, the eager grasping of each tender moment, the highs when we feel sure this is it, the heartbreak of love lost.
(This special paperback edition of the classic book of poetry contains a tribute to the late Herb Oscar Anderson, who wrote the book's introduction; a new title poem and several new poems of coming-of-age).
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:
“Tenderly written book well worth reading.”
“If you have ever been in love and been hurt read the sadness of happy times. Lou tenderly puts into a few words what you have been trying to say all this time.”
LONG ISLAND PRESS:
“Potent volume of love poems which will find sympathetic echoes in your heart."
"After reading 'sadness,' I know Lou is my kindred spirit in expressing true emotions."
Co-written by Lou and an anonymous single-woman author, this poignant book, a perennial best seller since first published in 1974, captures all those wonderful highs and tormented lows that only a married man-single woman love affair can produce. You’ll understand what it means to “sing Jingle Bells solo” and to “celebrate holidays either the day before or the day after.”
"Powerful...a must read for all single girls."
Inspired by Jack Kerouac's classic novel, this much-anticipated follow-up to Lou's best-selling poetry book, the sadness of happy times, features poems written over the years and along the way, together with some new works on here and now. On the Road to Here reads like an emotional travelogue recalling the sometimes heartache and sometimes happiness uncovered in places like New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Montreal Crete and Athens.
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