The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items From Around the World

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A collection of Found magazine's best lost, tossed, and forgotten items , Found offers a fascinating glimpse into other people's lives.

Discarded valentines. Ransom notes. To-do lists. Diaries. Homework assignments. A break-up letter written on the back of an airsickness bag. Whether they are found on buses, at stores, in restaurants, waiting rooms, parking lots, or even prison yards, these items give readers an uncensored, poignant, and often hilarious peek into other people's lives. By collecting them in his hit magazine, Found (and its companion website,, Davy Rothbart has bewitched the nation with a surprising window into its heart and soul and turned his many readers into an army of sharp-eyed finders.

Found is chock-full of the latest and greatest of these finds, arranged in the style of the magazine, laying bare the tantalizing tales to be discovered in the trash we toss. By turns heartbreaking and hysterically funny, Found is a mesmerizing tribute to everyday life and our eternal curiosity about our fellow human beings.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2004
ISBN: 9780743251143
Characteristics: 252 p. : ill


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SPPL_János Mar 19, 2018

Based on a website and zine, this collection reprints compelling notes, letters, and photos found and sent in by readers. At turns funny, touching, and maddeningly inexplicable, these finds spark the imagination and the voyeur in everyone.

Aug 29, 2011

An entertaining book. It's interesting to see the types of things that people write down, throw away, or lose!

Apr 12, 2011

Although the concept is a little different than most books of this type I think that it is more of a 15 to 20 minutes , here and there , coffee table type book.

Mar 25, 2011

It was sort of interesting to indulge in how the other half think and write. However alot of the material collected was hard to read due to penmanship (or lack there of). But it was really interesting reading all of the blurbs and notes found on the ground. Who knew?

loonylovesgood Nov 10, 2010

This is a very entertaining book, based on submissions to Found magazine. It's amazing the things that some people find!

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Apr 12, 2011

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Apr 12, 2011

A collection of found notations from around the world.. Some are humourus while others are disturbing.


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Apr 12, 2011

Coarse Language: definitely a few " F" bombs.


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