Requiem for a Paper Bag

Requiem for a Paper Bag

Celebrities and Civilians Tell Stories of the Best Lost, Tossed, and Found Items from Around the World

By Davy Rothbart (Editor)

Fireside Books, Paperback, 9781416560548, 234pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2009


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.

About the Author
Davy Rothbart is a frequent contributor to "This American Life" and a variety of magazines, the founder of "Found Magazine" and the editor of its various bestselling anthologies, and the author of "The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas". He was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he still lives.

Praise For Requiem for a Paper Bag

"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)