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
(Touchstone, Paperback, 9781416560548, 256pp.)
Publication Date: May 5, 2009
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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.
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.
"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)