Author Bio


A lifelong dog lover and a recovering ‘angry guy’, Louis Spirito lives in Malibu, California with his wife, Eugenie, and their rescue Pit Bull, Tanner.

Lou has been published in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Fitness, Woof Magazine, Black Belt and Bride’s Magazine. In addition, he has written for Universal Studios, Alliance-Atlantis, Triumph Pictures and Daniel Blatt Productions. His work has been honored by WorldFest Houston, The Nuyorican Poets Café, Writer’s Digest, the Nicholl Fellowship Competition and the Dog Writers of America.

His memoir, GIMME SHELTER, was awarded the indieB.R.A.G. Medallion for Nonfiction.


4 thoughts on “Author Bio

  1. I loved “Gimme Shelter” — not just because I’m a recently baptized dog owner or because it is a cleverly disguised psychological analysis turned into dog-theater — but because, through the book, I have re-connected with a wonderful friend. Although I haven’t seen you in 40+ years, I still consider you a terrific friend — and one of my most unforgettable buddies. You are still wearing your heart on your sleeve; still revealing your inner self; still painfully honest; and, entertainingly clever. After not seeing my best friend from college, Jack, for the same 40 years, we met for dinner at a NJ Italian restaurant — not nearly as good as Spirito’s in da Burg. Jack told me about your book and I was sworn to reading it…..which I have now done. It is you, Louie, it is the same Louie I knew and loved in high school. It is so great to see you again!


    • “Gimme Shelter” is a thought provoking book that tugs at your heart strings. Certainly a good addition to any book shelf for both young and old …and would be a great recommended read by your local dog shelter!


      • So glad you liked the book.. Wee lost Tanner to cancer in June 2018 but his successor, Hooch, is every bit as special, albeit it in a different, kooky way. Please feel free to recommend the book to the dog lovers in your life, or anyone struggling with anger issues Best, Lou


  2. Bob

    What a great surprise! So glad you liked the book and that you still consider us friends. I do, too. I think about you often and remember you as always effervescent and nice. Me, not so much. If you want, my email is From there I’ll shoot you my phone and we can reconnect Italian style, with lots of verbiage. Hope to hear from you.



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