Requiem for a Paper Bag: Celebrities and Civilians Tell Stories of the Best Lost, Tossed, and Found Items from Around the World

Requiem for a Paper Bag: Celebrities and Civilians Tell Stories of the Best Lost, Tossed, and Found Items from Around the World

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by Davy Rothbart
     
 

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Hey! My name is Davy. I make a magazine called Found. We publish notes & letters that folks find on the street.

I asked my favorite writers, musicians, artists & entertainers to tell me about the things they've found.

These are the stories they've shared.  See more details below

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Hey! My name is Davy. I make a magazine called Found. We publish notes & letters that folks find on the street.

I asked my favorite writers, musicians, artists & entertainers to tell me about the things they've found.

These are the stories they've shared.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Found is a quirky lens into the flotsam and jetsam of humanity." -- Chicago Tribune

"Found is as unexpected as a tumbleweed." -- The New Yorker

"I love Found! The tales in this book prove that life is full of surprises; when you keep your eyes on the ground, you never know what you're gonna find!" -- Drew Barrymore

"Found is a trash picker's and anthropologist's dream come true!" -- Los Angeles Times

"Found is a powerful fix for thinking voyeurs!" -- The Boston Globe

"Pick up a copy of Found and be instantly utterly fascinated." -- The Guardian (UK)

Library Journal

With two national best sellers (Found and Found II), a magazine of the same name and accompanying web site, and a road show across America already in place, Rothbart adds this collection of 67 pieces submitted by writers, musicians, and friends. Rothbart invited contributors-including such well-known figures as comedian Andy Samberg, musician Andrew Bird, and writers Tom Robbins, Susan Orlean, Dave Eggers, and Paulo Coelho-to share their finds or to include a short piece of fiction based on a find. Bich Minh Nguyen (Stealing Buddha's Dinner) found a photograph of her mother, whom she'd never met; Samberg found a ten-dollar bill with an obscenity written on it; Orlean found the idea for a book about orchids. Various selections are fascinating, disturbing, funny, poetic, graphic, personal, illuminating, and combinations of these. Clearly, Rothbart's idea has found a following, and his book is a keeper.
—Anthony Pucci

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416560548
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Davy Rothbart is the author of the national bestseller Found, and creator of the magazine of the same name. A contributor to public radio's This American Life, he is also the author of the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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