On a snowy winter night in Chicago back in 2000, Davy Rothbart went out to his car and found a note on his windshield—a note meant for someone else… a guy named Mario.
He couldn’t get over this note, with its amazing mixture of anger and hopefulness, and so he showed it to as many friends as he could. Soon Davy became obsessed with collecting similar such discarded objects, ultimately publishing thousands of them for the world to see.
FOUND follows Davy from this chance discovery of Amber’s note through his efforts to create a widely-circulated indie magazine with his friends. As Davy gains success sharing other people’s private, often shocking, hilarious or harrowing moments, he uncovers the secret we’ve all forgotten: the things we hide are often the very things we have in common.
FOUND weaves together Davy’s story with the stories of countless other real people, through the notes they’ve lost that others have found.