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My Heart Is An Idiot: FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour Comes to Richmond!

September 12, 2012 by  

Author and This American Life Contributor Davy Rothbart takes to the road on a 79-city tour

celebrating FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary and the release of his new book,  My Heart is an Idiot

[RICHMOND, VA] – This fall, road warriors Davy and Peter Rothbart are hurtling your way on FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour! For a decade, the FOUND team has collected and published anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life — love letters, birthday cards, to-do lists, poetry on napkins, anything goes! Heartwarming, hilarious, and outrageous submissions pour in each month from readers around the world. Now the Rothbarts are hopping back in the tour van for an exciting cross-country romp through 37 states and 79 cities.

The tour comes to Richmond, VA on September 23rd, 2012 at 8:00pm! 

Venue Information:
Firehouse Theatre Project, 1609 West Broad St, Richmond VA — 804-355-2001

At each exhilarating show, Davy (FOUND’s Editor and plucky point guard) will share the latest magnificent and mesmerizing finds that have landed in the mailbox at FOUND HQ, while Peter (FOUND’s international heartthrob) will dazzle with beautiful, haunting, and hysterical songs based on FOUND notes.

Davy will also share stories from his new book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot, 16 stories of love and adventure. Dave Eggers says that “Davy Rothbart has the humor and purity of heart you want and need in an observer of contemporary American life,” and Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) says the book “contains some of the most perfect and heartbreaking writing that I have ever read.” The book has also garnered glowing praise from Tom Robbins, The New Yorker‘s Susan Orlean, This American Life regular Sarah Vowell, radio host Ira Glass, and David Sedaris, as well as The New York Times (“achingly funny”) and The Daily Beast (“refreshing in its utter lack of pretension.”)

Bring your friends, bring your finds, and join Davy and Peter Rothbart for a very special night!


  • My Heart Is An Idiot Book:
  • My Heart Is An Idiot Trailers:
  • FOUND Magazine website:
  • FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour:
  • Peter Rothbart’s music site:
  • Davy Rothbart on This American Life:


Davy Rothbart is the creator and editor of FOUND Magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life, and author of the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He writes regularly for GQ and Grantland; his work has been featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times; he’s also twice been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Rothbart is the director of two documentaries about the punk rock band Rise Against, as well as videos for Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” Project. In 2010, the film Easier With Practice, adapted from one of his GQ articles, and starring Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. He is currently co-directing the documentary Medora, which has already received national attention from ESPN, Fox, and NBC’s The Andrea Mitchell Show. He splits time between Los Angeles, California, and his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Peter Rothbart is an award-winning songwriter, and the frontman for folk/rock group The Poem Adept. His third solo album, You Are What You Dream, will be released in fall 2012, and his music was featured in McSweeney’s Wholphin DVD and the 2012 documentary film Mister Rogers & Me. He is also an editor at FOUND Magazine, and the executive director of the urban gardening organization We Patch. He lives in Seattle, Washington.


My Heart is an Idiot is “achingly funny.”

The New York Times’ T Magazine

“Davy and Peter Rothbart are utterly engaging performers!”

The Los Angeles Times


“The FOUND show is electrifying!”

—The Washington Post


“Crazy entertaining!”

—Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show


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