Filed under: Lit | Tags: ann arbor, billy brag, book, chuck d, chuck klosterman, davy rothbart, devendra banhart, found magazine, miranda july, requiem for a paper bag, this american life, tom robbins
Davy Rothbart is a cool guy from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He went to a high school referred to as “Commie High,” and he’s the creator of the ingenious Found Magazine, “a showcase for all the strange, hilarious and heartbreaking things people’ve picked up”–things like poorly scrawled death threats, love letters, old pictures, etc. etc. You may have also read his short stories, seen him speak in your town, or heard him on This American Life.
Rothbart’s latest offering is Requiem for a Paper Bag. The anthology, which I’ve heard is hilarious, includes 67 pieces from celebrities like Chuck D., Devendra Banhart, Tom Robbins, Miranda July, Chuck Klosterman, Billy Bragg and others reflecting on found items. Pass it around at a party.
Check out the Found website–it’s addictive.
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