Davy Rothbart signs MY HEART IS AN IDIOT at THE POWERHOUSE

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:00pm
A collection of personal essays by a man with a knack for stumbling into alcohol- and lust-fueled predicaments. Rothbart (The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, 2005) is the creator of the fanzine Found Magazine, which features the provocative and poignant notes people leave in coffee shops and on sidewalks. On the evidence of these pieces, his life is similarly haphazard. In "Shade," his pining for a woman who resembles a beloved movie character leads him to a long-distance relationship and a disastrous road trip. In "Tarantula," a one-night stand ends with him in a swimming pool with a dead body. And in "What Are You Wearing?" a random caller becomes a regular phone-sex partner. In small doses, Rothbart's say-yes-to-anything attitude and self-deprecating tone is entertaining and engaging. The best piece, "99 Bottles of Pee on the Wall," tracks his obsession with a scam artist who runs a series of fraudulent literary contests; the slow burn of his outrage--and growing crush on a female author who got taken--is smartly paced, and he's candid about his quixotic pursuit.

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ISBN: 9780374280840
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 4th, 2012