This is an extraordinary story. But I hope it doesn’t happen to me someday!
The 148 diaries below were found in a dumpster. Many years later, a biographer named Alexander Masters tries to decipher the writer’s identity from their contents… to say any more would be a spoiler. It’s a must read!
Read more at: Diary of a somebody: could I solve the mystery of 148 lost notebooks? | Books | The Guardian
The full story will be available in book form in the US later this year: A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in the Trash
How sad! Seen on the Brownstoner forums:
June 30, 2009
Lost and Found? (Red Moleskine)
So … riding my bike home last night I got bounced on by a bunch of kids on Franklin Avenue near Willoughby. Someone found most of my stuff down a stairwell the next morning but my …
* Red Cowon iAudio
* Little red moleskine planner
* Burgundy Samsung flip phone
were not among the scattered remains of my bag. So you know, if you see these things … !
And, the public service announcement buried here is that you should make sure that whoever finds your personal effects can find you. It helps.