Davy Rothbart bears all in this aptly titled collection of personal stories. A likable dreamer, we follow Davy as he chases adventure—usually involving the last sad, mysterious girl with whom he has instantly fallen in love. He might be driving around Buffalo with a motley crew of people he just met, navigating New York City without pants, or stalking someone with pee to right an injustice. Lawrence, KS and the band, The Strongest Man in the World, even warrants a brief mention as Davy explores questions surrounding the 1997 murder of college freshman, Anastasia Witbols-Feugen. From serious to hilarious, Davy Rothbart is always engaging and an adept storyteller. Longtime fans will recognize him as an intermittent contributor on the radio show This American Life, or know his work as the founder of Found magazine. The first issue of Found (or as a friend calls it, What’s that dirty thing on the ground?) debuted in 2001—a collection of entertaining notes & random items found by readers.
My Heart is an Idiot invites you to celebrate or chastise the reckless behavior of this hopeless romantic.