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Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart is the creator of Found Magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life, and the author of the essay collection My Heart Is an Idiot and the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. His documentary film Medora, about a resilient high-school basketball team in rural Indiana, was released nationwide last year. He divides his time between Los Angeles and his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

— From January 2014
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Summit Fever

Impossibly bright stars fill the sky like silver glitter sprayed from a fire hose. And, to our good fortune, we’ve chosen to climb on the night of the summer’s largest meteor shower. Each shooting star is like a Roman candle.

January 2014
Fiction

Maggie Fever

I turned slow circles in the night, raked with chills, unsure which door would open. I thought of bolting off. Then I began to savor the moment, this tiny half-beat interlude before Maggie and I came face to face. It was like being perched at a swing’s highest backward point, waiting to rush the air.

October 2005
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