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5.0 out of 5 stars A well-balanced magazine! Enjoyed it then; enjoy it now!, November 27, 2007
This review is from: Redbook (1-year) (Magazine)
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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Initial post: Nov 29, 2007 5:31:06 PM PST
This review resonates pretty well for me. My mother subscribed to Redbook while I was growing up, and copies were everywhere. I'd sometimes look at copies, but never read a whole lot. Recently, I saw a contemporary issue and was struck by the very different covers of today--more cleavage than in the old days for sure. So, this review kind of reminded me of my youth and did a nice job noting the nature of this long-time publication.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007 9:48:30 PM PST
Thanks, Steven,
I'm glad my review rang true for you.
C U around the next Amazon curve.
Betty :)

Posted on Dec 1, 2007 5:15:35 PM PST
Linda Bulger says:
I used to subscribe to Redbook when my kids were young, too, Betty, and it was always such a treat to see a new copy arrive. It HAS changed, hasn't it? A few other mags come every month now, but not Redbook. It might be time to have a look at it again, see what they've done with it.

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 5:57:12 AM PST
Please note - this review is about a much different Redbook. Note the date.
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