Author bio

Michele Carlo

Publication

“Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks”

Hometown

Brooklyn, NY

Bio

Michele Carlo is a native New Yorker, redheaded Nuyorican and an author/performer who has told stories across the U.S., including the Sound Bites series (ME), RISK! live shows and podcast, and the MOTH’s Mainstage (NYC), on NPR with Latino USA, and the PBS TV series “Stories from the Stage.” She is the author of the NYC-set memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks and also hosts a podcast of the same name showcasing women, POC, LGBTQ and differing ability artists on internet radio station Radio Free Brooklyn. www.michelecarlo.com

About "Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks"

Michele Carlo, a redheaded, freckle-faced Puerto Rican raised in an Italian/Irish section of The Bronx, grew up as an outlier. Too “white” for some of her proud Spanish-speaking relatives and a mystery to her schoolmates, Michele braved a search for identity that was a long, rough-and-tumble ride. By turns heartbreaking and humorous, and with a unique and alluring voice, Michele’s story is an homage to a long-gone New York City…and an iconically American, unforgettable portrait of growing up.