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This review is from: Redbook (1-year) (Magazine)
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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Initial post: Dec 9, 2009 5:42:00 AM PST
Suzanne Sutton says:
Really great review. Very good observations, and conveyed to me what I would be getting. It has saved me the subscription fee, the disappointment, and more stacks of unread items. Thank you.
Posted on Jan 23, 2012 2:04:04 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012 2:31:34 PM PST
Karin A. Rex says:
Thanks...I appreciate the note. One caveat though - I wrote that review in 2002 and have not seen the magazine since. It is possible that the magazine has changed since then.
Posted on Oct 19, 2012 5:39:25 PM PDT
Funny...the "most embarrassing moments" feature is the only thing I hate. Love the diversity of the articles.
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