Davy Rothbart is the creator of Found magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio's �This American Life,� and the author of My Heart is an Idiot, a book of personal essays, and The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, a collection of stories. He writes regularly for GQ magazine and Grantland, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and High Times. His documentary film, Medora, about a resilient high-school basketball team in a dwindling town in rural Indiana, premieres in March 2013, at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival. Rothbart is also the founder of Washington II Washington, an annual hiking adventure for inner-city kids. He lives between Los Angeles, California and his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
How Did You End Up Here?: The Surprising Ways Our Questions Connect Usby Davy Rothbart
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What do the questions we ask others, even complete strangers, reveal about ourselves? And can the answers we seek shape our own lives and dreams? Davy Rothbart wants to know. Rothbart � a writer, reporter, and documentary filmmaker � is known for his curiosity about other people�s lives. Whether it�s the folks he interviews as a frequent contributor to public radio�s This American Life, or the people he connects with through the deeply personal notes and letters published in his annual magazine, Found, Rothbart has honed a unique talent for compassionately probing into the lives of strangers and drawing out surprisingly revealing stories of beauty, heartbreak, and humor. In How Did You End Up Here?: The Surprising Ways Our Questions Connect Us, Rothbart collects more than 100 of his all-time favorite questions to ask someone you�ve just met, generated by people around North America whom he�s only just met himself. Rothbart opens his toolbox, sharing secrets of his trade, stories from the road, and strategies for approaching people and pushing past superficialities while also taking a close look the questions themselves � the funny, strange, surprising questions we all want to ask the people around us.
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