The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me by Paul Fronczak

The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me

“A gripping tale of secrets and self-discovery.” —PeopleThe Foundling tells the incredible and inspiring true story of Paul Fronczak, a man who recently discovered via a DNA test that he was not who he thought he was—and set out to solve two fifty-year-old mysteries at once. Along the way he upturned the genealogy industry, unearthed his family’s deepest secrets, and broke...

Title:The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me
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ISBN:1501142127
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages

The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me Reviews

  • Andrienne
    Oct 22, 2016

    Great engaging story about a man who wants to know more about his life history.

  • Jeanne
    Apr 28, 2017

    A well written, page turner about a real life mystery. The story was surprising on every level.

  • Peggy
    Mar 23, 2017

    Well written! I had a hard time putting it down. I read at the dinner table even. Mystery, intrigue, genealogy and all true. Highly recommend.

  • Deb
    Apr 14, 2017

    Just finished! Outstanding. Thanks to Allison Ramsey Demski for suggesting. Congratulations Allison on the wonderful work you, Crista, CeCe & others did to solve this case. My head is still swimming with all the twists, turns, disappointments and triumphs Paul Joseph Fronczak faced on this journey. As a family history buff, it was interesting to see the use of DNA and other genealogy tools used during the course of the book. If you are into true crime, family history and forensic research th

    Just finished! Outstanding. Thanks to Allison Ramsey Demski for suggesting. Congratulations Allison on the wonderful work you, Crista, CeCe & others did to solve this case. My head is still swimming with all the twists, turns, disappointments and triumphs Paul Joseph Fronczak faced on this journey. As a family history buff, it was interesting to see the use of DNA and other genealogy tools used during the course of the book. If you are into true crime, family history and forensic research this is a must read!

  • Donna
    Apr 21, 2017

    This is an autobiography that also encompasses true crime. A new born babe (a boy) went missing in the hospital back in the early 60's. Two years later, a boy who is just barely a toddler, is abandoned in front of a store. Since DNA tests weren't around, the FBI studied the ears of this boy and the ears from a photo of the baby stolen 2 years earlier. They then gave the toddler to the family who had their baby stolen in the hospital. Well decades later, he learns he is not their biological son.

    This is an autobiography that also encompasses true crime. A new born babe (a boy) went missing in the hospital back in the early 60's. Two years later, a boy who is just barely a toddler, is abandoned in front of a store. Since DNA tests weren't around, the FBI studied the ears of this boy and the ears from a photo of the baby stolen 2 years earlier. They then gave the toddler to the family who had their baby stolen in the hospital. Well decades later, he learns he is not their biological son.

    I found the genealogy portion of this quite fascinating because that is one my own favorite hobbies. There were more than a few times where the mom in me wanted to smack this guy on the back of the head for many reasons, but for the most part, Paul Fronczak had such a compelling story to tell. He discovers his family and the depths of the dysfunction within it. I truly hope he can find peace and contentment.

  • Candi Hadley
    Apr 27, 2017

    I was fascinated by this book! I usually have a harder time reading nonfiction, but I couldn't put this down. I couldn't wait to find out the things Paul found in his search!

    While the writing seemed a little unorganized and all over the place at times, especially early on, the anticipation kept me reading. The story is so unbelievable, it's like one of those that has to be true, because you just can't make it up.

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