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"I am a writer and performer living and loving in Brooklyn. My first novel, HORNITO: MY LIE LIFE, was published by HarperCollins in October 2000. My second novel, THE UNDERMINER (co-written with Virginia Heffernan) was published by Bloomsbury USA in 2005. Now I am releasing THE JUNKET exclusively on Kindle for your pleasure. Check me out on, on Twitter at "albomike" or on FaceBook...Below is a more extensive bio written in the 3rd person as if I had nothing to do with its creation:

Mike Albo has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, GQ, Elle Décor, Country Living, The Daily Beast, Out, The Village Voice, Details, and many other magazines and websites. He was a Senior Editor and Fashion Writer for Cargo Magazine from 2004-2006.

Albo wrote The Critical Shopper column for the New York Times from February 2007-October 2009. He has also had columns in Blackbook and Surface magazines, and wrote "Torascopes" for Heeb Magazine from 2005-2007. His love advice column in Out Magazine, "What's Your Problem?" appeared from 1998-2000. He also wrote horoscopes for (Horoscopes by Randy Lavender), from 1998-2000.

His fiction and essays have appeared in many anthologies, including The Worst Noel, Girls Who Love Boys Who Love Boys, Rejected and The Show I'll Never Forget. Selections of his "Junk Mail" poetry have appeared in the Tin House.

As a monologist and comedian, Albo has completed four critically acclaimed, sold-out solo shows: MIKE ALBO, SPRAY, PLEASE EVERYTHING BURST and MY PRICE POINT, as well as many solo performances and tours across the United States and Europe. Fast-paced, hilarious, highly emotional and punctuated with dance, his performances have been praised in many publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Paper, Time Out, The Independent in London, The Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Tribune, and the LA Times.

Selections of his work appear in EXTREME EXPOSURE: An Anthology Of Solo Performance Texts From The Twentieth Century (ed. by Jo Bonney). MY PRICE POINT won the award for Best Solo Performance by Independent Reviewers of New England in 2006."

Further Readings:

Hornito: My Lie Life by Mike Albo
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; New edition edition (September 4, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060937106
ISBN-13: 978-0060937102
Amazon: Hornito: My Lie Life
Amazon Kindle: Hornito: My Lie Life

Juxtaposing a trip to his childhood home -- where he has retreated to try to make some sense of his hectic existence in New York City -- with memories of growing up gay in seventies suburbia, Albo creates "Mike Albo." This character's memories are from a fictitious life that's outrageous, hilarious, and embarrassingly real. From a typical suburban childhood to his perpetual search for true love, Albo evokes a poignant, nostalgic past and a vibrant, energetic present. By turns vulnerable and jaded, flamboyant and obsessive, Hornito is full of subversive humor and outrageous irony.

More Spotlights at my website:, My Lists/Gay Novels


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