The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me

The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me

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ISBN-13: 9781501142321
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 317,576
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul Joseph Fronczak works for a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives. He has worked at several colleges, helping people better themselves through education. Paul is a former actor and avid motorcyclist, and he has played bass guitar in several bands. He loves hanging out with his young daughter Emma Faith in Las Vegas, where they live. The Foundling is Paul’s first book.

Alex Tresniowski is a former human-interest writer at People and the bestselling author of several books, most notably The Vendetta, which was purchased by Universal Studios and used as a basis for the movie Public Enemies. His other titles include An Invisible Thread, Waking Up in Heaven, and The Light Between Us.

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The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Fascinating story, honest and well written. Cliff hangers at every turn; gives you enough to draw you in but then the other mysteries have yet to be solved. I love true stories! I was so enthralled I read the boom in two days. Wish there was more- i hope they find the truth!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only is the book well written, but it captures your interest so much so, I lost hours of sleep reading because I couldn’t stop! The only part that confused me was the amount of characters brought into the story (which I know is necessary for the story) and the explanation of DNA. Other than that, this book is excellent! I highly recommend reading this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartbreaking
Katelyn Uplinger More than 1 year ago
The Foundling is the true story about a man searching for answers about his past. Paul was born at the Chicago Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago in 1964 and shortly after abducted by a woman posing as a nurse. About two years later he was returned to his family, but when he grew up he had doubts about his past and whether or not he really was the Fronczak’s boy. A DNA test confirmed his fears and sent him on a search to discover the real him. This story had a lot of twists and turns to it that will appeal to fans of a good page turning mystery. The author’s search for his identity is also easy to relate to and an interesting exploration of how we view ourselves and our connections to family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best mystery is a real mystery . I could not put this down. Great interesting story . Captivating
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Foundling is a rare book in the sense that it offers a gripping tale of mystery but also a meaningful story of family and identity. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it, while also feeling quite drawn to the emotion of Paul's story. This book is an essential read for anyone interested in the subject of identity, and the question of what makes a person who they really are. While we might never know the answer, The Foundling brings us one step closer to figuring it out.
JEN-E-- More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing man! I can't imagine living your whole life as someone else. His, still endless, quest for the truth surrounding the death of his twin sister! As of date, the real Paul Fronczac is yet unknown. He is a real hero! Saving his life and someones elses, so history can properly mark their place in time. A place in time worth remembering, worth retelling of over and over again. He should give us another book on the continuance of his plight. If it takes two or twelve books that mark his journey, I will by all of them.
The_Gridiron_Assassin More than 1 year ago
What a story! ...but it's NOT a story, it's somebody's ACTUAL LIFE STORY as he discovered his TRUE origins unfold a half century later. I was riveted by not only Paul Fronczak's tenacity in not giving up, but also the selfless assistance he got from criminal investigators, and more so the various volunteers specializing in ancestry and DNA. This book, more than anything proves to the reader that the truth may be out there, but it's not always easy to find, and it can at times be downright tragic. God bless the two families that assisted the abandoned baby, first the foster parents (Eckerts) and then the adoptive parents (Fronczaks). It sounds like they were truly guardian angels when the infant needed one most!