We now know all kinds of stuff about St. Louis’ own Julian Venegas. We know this stuff because Anton DiSclafani, a St. Louis writer, found Julian’s wallet one day and became obsessed with returning it to him…and then later retold the tale on the NPR radio show This American Life.
ACT TWO. OBJECTS MAY BE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR.
Anton DiSclafani tells the story of her desperate search to find a stranger who left something on her porch. Anton’s book The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes out next summer. (8 1/2 minutes)
[Click here to listen to Act 2 of “Hiding in Plain Sight”]
Much like Anton, we found Julian’s Facebook page pretty quickly. In fact, here he is commenting on the This American Life piece. And here’s Julian drunk wearing a wrestler costume for what we hope was a Halloween party:
…starting to see how you lost your wallet big guy.