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Monday, July 02, 2007

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Well, they get my seal of approval.

Reasons you should go out and buy the new issue of Good Housekeeping magazine:

  • What it lacks in hip, it makes up for by being a classic; I have Good Housekeeping issues in my attic from when my grandmothers were young mothers. I can pick up a three-year-old issue at the gym or in the doctors office, and always find something in it to chew on.

  • It has an entire literary section, and is one of the last great patrons of commercial magazine fiction.

  • In their fashion layouts, beauty and style are not incompatible with grey hairs and hips. Also? When was the last time Lucky magazine pointed you to a really cute aquamarine tunic that costs $7?

  • It publishes work by women like Anne Lamott and E.J. Graff

  • It has recipes, how-tos, diet advice and—speaking of timelessness—Hints from Heloise. Literature AND cleaning tips. Don't go to the pool without it.

  • It has 23 million readers worldwide. But I'm sure they could use a few more.

  • While most traditional print media choke on the word, "blog", and hope we will just go away if ignored or derided long enough, Good Housekeeping now includes bloggers in their literary section as a regular feature. CRAZY.


Here's a sneak peek at the blog excerpt featured in the August issue's "Good Reads" section, coming this week to a supermarket or mailbox near you:



If you don't recognize the face, you can click on the photo to read the name. I've had to click on it several times myself, just to be sure.

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10 Comments:

Blogger uberstrickenfrau said...

huh, weird,never heard of her.
Ahh, just kidden. Who knew your in the same class as Anne Lamott!Very cool!Congrats!

7:21 PM  
Blogger bluebird of paradise said...

congratulations! i feel finally exonerated.........

8:40 PM  
Blogger jen lemen said...

woohoo! this is so fantastic! do you have googleanalytics???

10:13 PM  
Blogger Karla MG said...

AWESOME! This is beauteous! Oh, and I picked, and now receive those lovely yellow boquets too. ;) I also love Good Housekeeping, but don't subscribe. Hmmm? Next time there's a mag.sale perhaps I will!

1:00 AM  
Blogger Geoff Meeker said...

Congratulations! This was inevitable, IMHO.

5:33 AM  
Blogger patsyrose said...

Congratulations from your Ontario relatives!

5:57 AM  
Blogger elegybelle said...

very cool.

you share my last name and that's neat in a genealogy way.

7:59 PM  
Blogger littlepurplecow said...

Congratulations! Black text on real paper certainly has a wow-factor, doesn't it? I'm thrilled for you.

10:55 PM  
Blogger leahpeah said...

hey! congrats! that is super great. xo

9:19 PM  
Blogger Jen K-C said...

I have been away camping, I am so happy for you! I will pick up a copy today, congratulations.

6:15 PM  

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