Creator of Found Magazine Stops in Hampden on Tenth Anniversary Bus Tour

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Writer Davy Rothbart and his musician brother Peter stop in Baltimore tomorrow at Atomic Books in Hampden as part of the 10th Anniversary Tour of Found Magazine, the magazine about found “stuff” like love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles, “anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life,” as the magazine’s website describes. Davy, the creator of the magazine, and Peter will also celebrate the release of Davy’s book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot, Peter’s new album, and a brand-new issue of FOUND.

The Rothbart Brothers will stop in 37 states and 75 cities, FOUND treasures in tow, for an epic cross-country romp. Davy will share the latest finds that’ve landed in the mailbox at FOUND HQ, and outrageous tales from his new book, while Peter will entertain with songs based on FOUND notes.  One note Davy had on hand while discussing the tour last week with New York Times: “Dear Ron, I love you, but things have not been the same since we found out we were related.”

The fun will run from 7 – 9 at Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road.  Atomic owner Benn Ray encourages guests to “bring your finds to share” and adds “adult beverages will be served.”

Noteworthy reviews for Davy and Peter’s work:

“Davy and Peter Rothbart are utterly engaging performers!” – The Los Angeles Times

“THIS BOOK [My Heart Is An Idiot] IS F—ING GREAT! Nobody writes quite like Davy Rothbart, because nobody lives quite like Davy Rothbart—a true and funny ragged-hearted seeker of ecstasy, mystery, and human connection. My Heart Is an Idiot contains some of the most perfect and heartbreaking writing that I have ever read.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Welcome to the newly remodeled Heartbreak Hotel, where Davy Rothbart is concierge. He’ll also unpack your underwear, restock your minibar, and do stand-up comedy in the lounge.” – Tom Robbins

“Tender, cool, funny, and utterly engaging, Davy Rothbart writes with a kind of warmth and cockeyed energy that make you love him. This book is marvelous.”  – Susan Orlean

“An intriguing hybrid of timeless Midwestern warmth and newfangled jive talk.” – Sarah Vowell

“Davy Rothbart has the humor and purity of heart you want and need in an observer of contemporary American life. Without guile and with a belief in small towns, underdogs, love at first sight, the pull of the road, and the soulfulness of strangers, Rothbart is a kind of new-styled Bill Moyers—genuine, wide-eyed, and hopeful.” – Dave Eggers

“I believe in Davy. He’s a force to be reckoned with.” – Ira Glass

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