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Redbook
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111 of 124 people found the following review helpful
Just canceled my subscription, after a year-and-a-half. Unfortunately, for my tastes and lifestyle (40s, married, business owner, no children). I think Redbook is trying to be too well-rounded. I used to love this magazine (especially back in HS and college), but now it seems like it trying to appeal to too many audiences at once...a few pages of Cosmo-style sex-related articles, a few pages of Women's World-style life-threatening articles, a few pages of Health- magazine "you too can have abs of steel" articles, and way too pages of Parent's Magazine-style articles. The only thing I found myself enjoying was the "Most Embarrassing Moments" feature. I think that a magazine with an article about "Red Hot Sex Kissing Games" a few pages away from an article about "Kids Get Dry Skin Too" is not focused enough. On top of this (and perhaps because of it), it seemed as though most of their articles only touched the surface of any one topic, -- all headlines and captions, no substance. I think Vanity Fair, Jane, or Marie Claire might be a better choice for those who want a more focused magazine that delves into its topics more thoroughly.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2007
This magazine should be handed out for free, I am not surprised currently going for $3 because it is basically only full of ads. Out of a bulky 225 pages to browse, ony 25 pages of articles, out of which only 10 pages of interest to me....I would definitely not renew my subscription in 9 months!!!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed reading this magazine when I was raising my children because it had something of interest to almost everyone in the family. When the kids were at school, I especially liked putting my feet up and settling down with a cup of hot tea while reading the few short fiction stories that were featured in each issue.

I was disappointed when the publishers went "with the flow" and discontinued the short fiction a few years ago, but I continued to read it for the other interesting features.

As the kids grew up and situations changed, I quit reading magazines so much and lost myself in my true love--reading novels. Thus, Redbook was lost somewhere along the way.

Recently, when I saw Redbook in Amazon, it was like seeing an old friend ... an old friend showing more "cleavage," to be sure. But, regretfully, that's the signs of the times. On a whim--I ordered a subscription. The price was right, and I haven't regretted my decision.

Some reviewers have complained because they think Redbook tries to appeal to too many sections of society, but I find that a plus. I like learning about things other generations and cultures find of interest.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2006
I was annoyed that this magazine seems to equate "mature woman" with "has kids". I enjoy the realistic fashion tips and advice, and I get annoyed with Cosmo's teenage attitude, but I'd like to see more about careers to balance out the "how to be a mom who does it all" sections. And yes, I'm not kidding...there's a regular section on being a mom who does it all.

This mag will appeal to those who are in the mom/work category. Those of us who do not have kids but are still "grown up" will be a little left behind.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon April 14, 2010
As a married mother of five boys in her mid thirties I have to say I dont' have a lot in common with articles such as, "How to get him to ask for your phone number," Or "Looking sexy, not slutty." (though I like to look sexy) And Redbook doesn't waste my time with articles like that, not like some other shall remain nameless publications.

I want nice, classic with a touch of trendy clothing, but I can't afford to spend $1800 on one t-shirt. Redbook gives me stylish, affordable alternatives. They have great articles regarding keeping the heat alive in your marriage, and their recipes are quick, affordable and for the most part kid friendly.

I am a magazine junkie, I have read most magazines out there at some point (Yes, even Car and Driver and Popular Science), and Redbook continues to be among my favorite. It doesn't forget that the married mom is a woman too, nor does it assume that you must be 20, a size two single and living in NYC to want to be sexy and have a good time.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2002
This is a very shallow magazine. The artickes have no depth, the titles and cover proclimations are very misleading (such as a child's "Miracle" recovery which was simply that he got better when the Dr.'s found what was wrong and gave him a bit of medicine, or a "Quirky" post-baby weight loss tip that was breastfeeding). It's full of useless "diets," scare-of-the-month health issues that aren't even real news, and other such drivel. In trying to appeal to everyone it doesn't appeal to me at all!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2007
I use to read this magazine back in the eighties and I remember that I had enjoyed it. Recently I decided to subscribe to a few women's magazine,this being one of them.Upon receiving the first issue I could see this wasn't the same magazine I remember.Every other page is an advertisement.No wonder it's only $8.00 for a subscription they don't have to pay any staff,there are little to no articles.Very disappointed, I should have picked up a copy at the supermarket first to check it out before subscribing.Oh well, at only $8.00 it isn't a huge lost, but once the subscribption runs out I will not be renewing.I can recommend Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and I was pleasantly surprised by an improved Family Circle.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2012
I read this magazine for the first time several years ago while pumping when my baby was in the hospital. I loved it! It seemed to cater to young, hip, profressional women (including new mamas!) I couldn't wait to subscribe! Unfortunately, the magazine has changed since that time to the point that I canceled my subscription. There were too many "shock-value" articles that just don't appeal to me now that I am in my 30s. Also, I didn't want my daughter stumbling upon one of the sizzling (often premarital) sex topics. Yikes! I expect this from Cosmo, but not from Redbook.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon November 9, 2004
I really like this magazine, even if its a woman's magazine. Often I find these types of magazines filled with advertisements and articles that never seem to fit a real persons every day life. This magazine features a nice cross section of information on fashion, decorating, cooking, and relationships. I always find something interesting to read in here.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2004
I really like the fact that the publishers really listen to their readers. Every year (or is it twice a year?) there is a survey included in the magazine for people to give their opinions about articles they enjoy and those they would rather do without.

I've been reading this for the past 2 years at my local bookstore (and finally subscribed earlier this year). I've seen an improvement not only in the magazine's layout, but in the content as well. I really like how there are "sections" on personal well-being, fashion, motherhood, etc. Since I'm not a parent (yet), I can easily skip over the motherhood section. Because of the layout, it's not hard to flip through and find what I'm looking for.
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