Reader’s Digest is much more than just a magazine to me; it’s part of my family history. My earliest memories of reading involve flipping through the pages of my father’s Portuguese edition. I grew up in Brazil, and his subscription to the magazine provided my family with a reliable connection to the wider word. Even when money was tight, he refused to give it up. Today I’m 57, live in Canada and still look forward to my subscriber copy, knowing I will find within it a range of interesting, trustworthy stories and some funny jokes, too. Since girlhood, it has inspired my curiosity and appetite for knowledge. My father, who is now 90 and losing his sight, has also remained devoted to your publication, so much so that when I visit Brazil, one of the first things I do is pick up a couple copies so I can read them to him.
In honour of our 70th anniversary, we reached out to readers to ask, “What does Reader’s Digest mean to you?”