Humor - Reader's Digest

Since its’ first issue in 1922, Reader’s Digest has enticed millions of teenage boys around the world. With a total readership of over 38 million, Reader’s Digest is the  considered the best selling consumer magazine in the United States. Here are reasons why it is so popular with boys….

 

Top 7 Reasons:

  1. Humorous Stories, Jokes, & Cartoons
  2. Short articles
  3. Tons of nonfiction
  4. Competitions
  5. Visual
  6. Compact / Portable
  7. Games & Puzzles

Question to Discuss:

What is it that you like about Reader’s Disgest?

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  • Chuck

    When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not worl in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, under water, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300c. The Russians used pencil – Reader’s Digest

    Hmmmmm….

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  • Chuck

    When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not worl in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, under water, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300c. The Russians used pencil – Reader’s Digest

    Hmmmmm….

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  • keith at ela

    Reader’s Digest is also a very popular consumer magazine in England UK. I subscribed to it when I was living there and my two sons used to read it all the time. Full of short items that could be read at any time. It was good reading All In a Day’s Work and Life’s Like That. I found Word Power and Quotable Quotes very good and I have used some of it for my lessons I also enjoyed reading the anecdotes. The stories submitted by people from different walks of life and different cultures. Some of them were very good.

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  • moonlight_zone

    I like its’ bloopers, and it’s quite handy to carry around with my sling bag!

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  • Anonymous

    I love Reading Reader’s Digest and then my brother will wait until Im done and then he will only watch pictures…i hope he was reading too.lol…But its really cool to read real stories of life.

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  • Alyssa Ker

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  • Alyssa Ker

    Digest is the considered the best selling consumer magazine in the United States.
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  • zemlene

    yeah,I too, is fond in reading Reader’s Digest, it is very informative and funny as well. I perfectly understand why boys like to read this kind of stuffs because it is not boring to read. The stories aren’t long, it is only more or less 500 to 1000 words. Thus, yawning isn’t a part of the face expressions while reading the stories.

    Personally, i love to read the “My Story” section cause it is real and it will gives me a great lesson in life.

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  • samanthajr

    I can see why boys love readers digest. It has information in it, along with things we like. Everyone likes funny stuff. Puzzles are always fun as well. I think this magazine appeals to everyone. Boys can get into it and enjoy it.

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  • vanessa_cruz0615

    Reader’s digest was so appealing to boys… my nephew doesn’t want to read books, magazines, or even comics. He find it too boring. He hates those long articles. But one day when we went to my sister’s house and he saw his other cousins reading a copy of reader’s digest. He try to look at it, after a minute, an hour, I saw him still reading it. I asked him why does he suddenly read it, knowing that he hates to read, He just answered me, that it was very interesting. Reader’s digest doesn’t cause any boredom for him. “Informative and relaxing kind of magazine.” That is what he said.

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  • Debby1

    Okay, I am a guilty parent here. I was working at a patients home and he would get these. I would read them as soon as they came in but why didn’t I ever think to have the boys read them?!

    I am going to get a copy and see how it goes with the boys. Thanks for the sidea because this one would have never crossed my mind.

     

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  • Mike McQueen

    Wow, vanessa_cruz0615, I find it very interesting that your nephew does not like to read "books, magazines, or even comics" but he does like Reader’s Digest. It just goes to show that even very finicky readers can often have one special type that appeals to them.

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  • Chuck

    I am a subscriber of Reader’s Digest. I love reading it. It is so easy to read. It is like dessert after reading a thick fiction book. I have a confession to make though, the very first section that I read is “all in a day’s work” section. It really makes me smile. There are so many new words to learn by reading this “dessert”.

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  • Chuck

    Some funny readings from Reader’s Digest:

    Laughter, The Best Medicine

    A woman wakes up and tells her husband, “I dreamed you gave me a beautiful pearl necklace for our anniversary. What do you think it means?”

    “You’ll know tonight,” he replies with a smile.

    That evening, the man comes home with a small package and gives it to his wife.

    Delighted, she opens it. Inside is a book entitled THE MEANING OF DREAMS.

    Hope you enjoyed it.

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  • Chuck

    When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not worl in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, under water, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300c. The Russians used pencil – Reader’s Digest

    Hmmmmm….

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