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Interview with Gregg Sullivan,  host of BaysideLiveTV, who introduced Lou as "one of the great writers of Bayside" after reading, Be Bop A Lula.

(see full interview on YouTube).

"After reading ‘the sadness of happy times,’ I know that Lou Duro is a great poet  . . .I eagerly await his next volume.”

John Bartholomew Tucker,


"When I first read the sadness of happy times I immediately told my producer to book Lou Duro for my Midday Live show.  He's one of the best poets of our time."

Lee Leonard, WNEW TV

"After reading Lou's book,  then meeting him, I know that he is a kindred soul, along with another great poet of our genre, Walter Benton."

Rod McKuen

"Although all of the experiences, antics and the like took place a long time ago, I felt like I was there with them, having their experiences!!! Definitely recommend this book!!! It is definitely a page turner and the author kept me so engrossed in the book, that I lose all track of time. Very well written and presented. I look forward to more of his work! Oh, and if you haven't done so yet, check out his book "The Sadness of Happy Times" - a book of poetry that will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your lips!"

C. Quinones

"Just finished reading Lou Duro's nostalgic story of our high school years on Long Island. The story is so familiar to all of us who lived the life of rock n' roll, egg creams, drive ins and being in love, going "steady", and respect for our elders. So much nostalgia and smiles were evoked reading this wonderful book. Great job Lou!"

Virginia Christ

"Be Bop A Lula brings you back to a more innocent time, It provides a look at periods in our life that we all can identify. I am sure that many readers will say "hey I remember when we did that," The book is a quick read,  and hard to put down."

Ralph Zengen

“Be Bop A Lula opens with a great line . . . Captures the reader right away . . . Very talented author!”


Writer's Digest Magazine

"I was completely engrossed.
I thought it was great."

Keith Eardley


"I associate with Lou in so many of his direct addresses to the love situation.  In this untimely game, is it not a fact that we have lost more than we have won?   Lou has brought this home to me.  I would, indeed, say he  is a poet."

Herb Oscar Anderson,


I’ve known Lou for many years, starting when we were both pounding our old Underwoods and hoping for a byline at the Journal-America. We've come a long way since then, and I think Lou has reached the top of his writing career with 

Be Bop A Lula.

Jimmy Breslin, Author

Letters From Readers

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