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Lou Cove

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Lou Cove is the author of Man of the Year, a memoir about the year when he served as “campaign manager” for Playgirl Magazine’s Mr. November, 1978. It worked, Mr. November won, and Lou got to skip his bar mitzvah (he was 13 at the time).

Lou was an editor and journalist for the first ten years of his career, but his Man of the Year experience got him hooked on campaigns: He has raised more than $70 million for nonprofit organizations and continues to advise national nonprofits of capacity building and sustainability. As a senior advisor at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Lou has helped build a $25 million Alliance of national funders to support one of his favorite programs: PJ Library. His clients include CEOs and boards of trustees at numer
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Lou Cove It happened at the kitchen table of Howie & Carly Gordon in the winter of 2011. They are the larger than life hippie extraterrestrials from Berkeley, …moreIt happened at the kitchen table of Howie & Carly Gordon in the winter of 2011. They are the larger than life hippie extraterrestrials from Berkeley, California, who landed in their powder blue VW bus on our historic street in Salem, Massachusetts one autumn afternoon in 1978 and became the centerpiece of my memoir.

I couldn't have guessed then what kind of adventures we'd find ourselves getting into over the next 12 months. But sitting in their kitchen 33 years later, reminiscing about Howie's campaign to become Playgirl's Man of the Year and my efforts to make that dream a reality, I realized that the story was too good NOT to tell. (less)
Lou Cove We're still pals! In fact, we did three readings together after the book came out. He still lives in the Bay Area and we were on the campaign trail to…moreWe're still pals! In fact, we did three readings together after the book came out. He still lives in the Bay Area and we were on the campaign trail together again, after all these years.

Howie and Carly came to visit me and my family recently and it's always an adventure, but the best part is watching my kids react to them with the same delight and warmth that my sister and I did way back when. They are a special couple.(less)
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Man of the Year

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Amen. I would add a traditional “may his memory be for a blessing”, but every one of us knows: it…

Amen. I would add a traditional “may his memory be for a blessing”, but every one of us knows: it already is.

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