MAGGIE’S MEOW: Reader’s Digest

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By MAGGIE ISHINO

Reader’s Digest is a wonderful magazine. It is a magazine everyone should read.

I truly congratulate the wonderful personnel from the publisher and president to all the officials in the various departments.

For decades, a married couple who are dear friends in Oregon have graciously given me many hours of pleasure with a Christmas-gift subscription to Reader’s Digest.

The magazine has a unique size that makes it possible to slip it into one’s purse or pocket to read on public transportation or while waiting in the doctor’s office or while enjoying the sunshine in the park or on the beach.

Reader’s Digest, as the saying goes, covers “soup to nuts” and is skillfully written. Some articles are shared from readers, which gives the contents of the magazine a “homey” atmosphere and friendly feeling when read.

The humor section is my favorite It is the first section I turn to, and it gives me the utmost pleasure. I sometimes laugh out loud. I love, too, those articles dealing with animals, such as the ones in the May 2013 issue.

It is also informative when interesting facts are “squeezed in,” such as telling of the invention of Band-Aids.

Although there are countless magazines published, none equals the quality and quantity of Reader’s Digest. My prayer is “Write on, Reader’s Digest” — or should I say “Publish on, Reader’s Digest”?

Amen and Meow.

Maggie Ishino is a Rafu typist. She can be reached via email. Opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of The Rafu Shimpo.

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