There is one magazine that I have read since I was old enough to understand what is printed inside, and if I see a Readers Digest today, I have to pick it up and read it. I don’t know why this is, but I have always loved to read them, and I think it might be perhaps it is such a good slice of life, with just the right amount of humor thrown in. I read a lot of the women’s magazines my grandmother had when I was younger, but nothing could ever compare to the Readers Digest.
I haven’t had a subscription in a long time, but I still read it. A friend often gives me his old magazines, and he usually gives me the Readers Digest from the month before. When I did have a subscription, however, I was very pleased with the price. Back then, I got it for under ten dollars a year, and I think the price might be just about the same today, though I am not sure. Usually if I buy one new today, I spend the money to buy it off the news shelf.
The humor sections in Readers Digest are by far my favorites. This is probably because for the most part, these clips are things that have happened to real people, and for the most part, the quips are witty and smart. These often are the first things I read when I get a Readers Digest, and then I go back and read the articles that interest me. I have a feeling there are a lot of people that do this. They are great in the doctor’s office waiting room too, because you don’t have to stop in the middle of a long article when it is time for your appointment. If you just read the humor clips, you can easily put it down when it is time to go.
Don’t forget that Readers Digest will pay you for your own silly moments. The money they offer is not bad either. You don’t have to be a writer to submit your moments to them, you just have to be able to tell the story, and it does have to be funny. Readers Digest also accepts jokes to some degree, as long as they are funny, and are for the most part tasteful. If you have had something hilarious happen that you think many can relate to, submit to the magazine. You may see your story in print, and have a nice little check to go along with it.