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Davy Rothbart

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Born
in Ypsilanti, MI, The United States
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Davy Rothbart's magazine Found is dedicated to discarded notes, letters, flyers, photos, lists, and drawings found and sent in by readers. The magazine spawned a best-selling book, Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World, published in April 2004. A second collection was published in May 2006. The magazine is published annually and co-edited by Rothbart's friend Jason Bitner.

Rothbart, a former Chicago Bulls ticket scalper, often tours the country to share finds and invite others to share their finds with him. His brother, musician Peter Rothbart, often accompanies him on these tours.

The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, a collection of Rothbart's short-stories, was published in August 2005 by Simon & Schuste
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My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays

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FOUND #5: The Crime Issue

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Found Magazine #6

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“I often wished that I could split myself a hundred ways and live a hundred separate lives [...]. But in the end, I supposed, we only had one life to lead, and the roads not taken would always outnumber and outshine the roads we end up taking, day by day, without plan.”
Davy Rothbart, My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays

“That's how the universe worked at times: little things - the tiniest things - could catapult you toward a good life, but you had to be open and you had to be paying attention. Love wasn't purely destined, it relied on hiccups of fate - Aimee Mann, someone else's trip to Peru, a black dog.”
Davy Rothbart, The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas: Stories

“There’s no key to the universe, you just have to point your way in one direction, keep going, keep going, keep going, and see what happens.”
Davy Rothbart, My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays

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message 2: by Davy

Davy Rothbart Jenny wrote: "Hi Davy! Good luck with MY HEART IS AN IDIOT. Hope you're well! -J"

thanks so much Jenny!! hope you've been doin great and hope to see you this fall sometime!


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Jenny Hi Davy! Good luck with MY HEART IS AN IDIOT. Hope you're well! -J


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