Service Alerts

Starting Jan 18, all locations except Carson, Glanworth & Lambeth are OPEN for borrowing and computer use starting Jan 18. Visits limited to 60 minutes max. Masks & distancing required

We’re having issues with our phone system. If you’re having trouble getting through to us by phone, please email us at

Is your Library card expiring? Check your account for an expiry message.
If your Library account is expiring, you can renew online. If you don’t have an expiry message, you do not need to renew.
Print from Home now available!
Your Library is now FINE FREE!

My Heart is an Idiot

book cover image

'My Heart Is An Idiot' --Who can resist such a title!  Because we've all sometime or other fallen for the wrong person, taken up a lost cause, or had things go sadly wrong, these stories from Davy Rothbart's life will resonate, amuse and entertain.

Rothbart is a tragically lovable, irresistibly brokenhearted hero who is looking for love in all the wrong places.  He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets--and rarely is the feeling reciprocated.  Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve.  He's continually coming up with outrageous schemes, which he always manages to pull off.  Well, almost always.

But even when things don't work out, Rothbart finds meaning and humour in every moment.  Whether it's confronting a scammer who takes money from aspiring writers, sifting through a murder case that has left a potentially innocent friend in prison, or waking up naked on a park bench in New York City, nothing and no one is off limits.

A true original, with a spirit of adventure and a literary voice all his own, Rothbart's essays in "My Heart is an Idiot', with their funny, insightful storytelling, show how things that are seemingly so wrong can be so, so right.