Book Reviews of Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World

Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World
Found The Best Lost Tossed and Forgotten Items from Around the World
Author: Davy Rothbart
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ISBN-13: 9780743251143
ISBN-10: 0743251148
Publication Date: 4/27/2004
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Fireside
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I didn't really like this. I read b/c it was also bought by people who read Post Secret but it can't compare. Just basically looking at pictures of trash and half written notes with a couple of really intersting things but most of it was not worthy of making it into the book.
reviewed Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Great book if you are into discarded valentines,random notes, to-do lists or diaries. A peek into the lives of strangers.
reviewed Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
You wouldnt believe all the stuff people find!Look for things you have Lost!
reviewed Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World on + 7145 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

I don't read non-fiction all that often, but I was intrigued by FOUND when it was nominated as a 2007 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. And I'm very glad I picked up a copy!

FOUND is, quite simply, a book filled with notes, letters, lists, pictures, and other miscellaneous items that have been found--either in the trash, on a sidewalk, stuck on a windshield, or just about anywhere else--that people have sent to the editors of FOUND Magazine for inclusion.

There is no real index to allow you to search for specific found items, but you can search by state. It doesn't really matter, though, because once you get started, you'll want to read the entire book. There are found items ranging from the funny, to the heartbreaking, to the downright insane ramblings of someone who obviously needs medication.

Some of my personal favorites include:

THIS PHASE OF YOURS found in Hoffman Estates, IL
FIND GOD, START DRINKING found in Lincoln, NE
MY OWN PRIVATE LIBRARY found in Casper, WY
AARON'S ALGEBRA TEST found in Portland, ME

This is definitely an informative and funny read. I'm looking forward to the release of FOUND II on May 2nd, which should be very educational, indeed!
reviewed Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is sort of like Postsecret.com but it's not as good. It was cute but some were hard to read and some were just plain dumb. Some were really worth it, but only a handful. Definately something to pick up on pbs, but I'm bummed I actually purchased it.
reviewed Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World on + 80 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Fabulous, fun and candid! Gives a rare glimpse into objects that are no longer wanted or needed - these are treasures for this treasure hunter and I am glad that he brought this book to us! A GREAT read for a gloomy day and is a perfect gift for any teenager, college student or eternal child!
reviewed Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World on + 47 more book reviews
Very interesting book. From quirky, to scary, to sad, to "boringly" normal "found" things included in it.
reviewed Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World on + 51 more book reviews
I loved this one! I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff. I love seeing parts of people's lives and the important things to them. I read this in one day.