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Celebrities Tell Tales Of Objects Found

A child's photo propped inside the wood stove of an empty cabin.

A little tale buried in The Miami Herald about an orchid thief.

A kid's two-page, handwritten history of America.

Scraps of paper and objects lost mean there's a chance for someone to find them. Davy Rothbart has made a career of having people send him the bits and pieces they find.

He's the creator of Found magazine, and for years he's been collecting — almost curating — letters, doodles and more peeks into other people's lives.

He's got a new anthology coming out called Requiem for a Paper Bag: Celebrities and Civilians Tell Stories of the Best Lost, Tossed and Found Items from Around the World.

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