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on 24 September 2008
Hey this is the American edition of this book, but i have found a UK edition that has just come out which collects together the best of the first and second American books. You can find it by clicking on Davy Rothbart's name. It is a little cheaper also at £6.59 reduced from £9.99.
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on 27 February 2007
I become familiar with Found through purchasing the magazine. I loved it, a collection of personal letters and notes found across America. When i found there was a book i had to get it, and i'm not disappointed. Some examples are taken from the magazine but there are loads more new finds. They are all nicely named and described by the finder. Some notes are comical, crude, mysterious and peculiar, you can spend ages trying to read the illegible handwriting. Its really insightful into the peoples feelings, their beliefs, moral and opinion. Great to read through, more interesting the the average fiction book. Imagine it as a comprehensive collection of personal short stories. Its printed soley in black and white all cut and paste similar to a zine style. I would recommend this to everyone!
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on 18 January 2006
This is a brilliant book if you like random things. Some fun and also some sad letter and photos etc contained within. All the items featured have been found by members of the public and sent into which produces the book. Crazy things from shopping lists to break-up letters, letters to lost loves etc. I real insight into peoples lives!
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 14 October 2006
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
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!

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on 14 May 2016
The idea is great: people send in curious things they found in the street, from love letters to random-seeming notes. All human life is here – disturbing, funny, angry, sometimes poignant. What lets it down is the design, which blurs the distinction between the found item and its presentation. The labels of who found what and where get mixed in with the items themselves. Plus, it's not always clear where one find ends and another begins, so it feels artificially "arranged" and "designed". With a slightly more logical, documentary-style layout, this could have been one of the greatest books ever. Instead, the self-consciously "fanzine-y" feel never quite lets the humanity of the found items live and breathe. That's a shame, as there is some incredible material here.
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on 19 February 2008
this book is hard to read hand written scribbles, All items within were not worth finding. Dont waste your money.
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