Reader’s Digest Classics

We've hunted through decades of our magazine to share the most memorable and popular stories and articles.

  • The Pig Who Loved People

    The Pig Who Loved People

    Pigger wasn't what you'd expect in a pet—or even in a pig. Here's how he saved one woman from depression. >>

“I Escaped From Cuba in the Wheels of a DC-8″

This incredible Reader's Digest classic story of a teenager who escaped from Cuba by flying in the… >>

Me and the Supreme Court
Me and the Supreme Court

Moments like this create the memories of a lifetime. >>

The Pig Who Loved People
The Pig Who Loved People

He wasn’t what you’d expect in a pet—or even in a pig. >>

Staring Down a Sawmill Chipper With Two Seconds to Live
Staring Down a Sawmill Chipper With Two Seconds to Live

Suddenly, young Ron Gillis was being pulled, inexorably, toward the whirling blades of the… >>

What I Learned in the Shoe Store
What I Learned in the Shoe Store

Mr. Hill taught me more than just selling. >>

The Husband Who Vanished
The Husband Who Vanished

For 15 years, Anne McDonnell lived in limbo—not knowing whether her Jim was dead or alive. Then… >>

The Greatest Gift a Dad Can Give His Daughter
The Greatest Gift a Dad Can Give His Daughter

My father's fondest expressions of love flowed not from his words, but from his hands. >>

The Summer I Learned to Really See
The Summer I Learned to Really See

A wise grandmother opens a small girl’s eyes to the treasures around them. >>

—And Sudden Death: The Reader's Digest Classic
—And Sudden Death: The Reader’s Digest Classic

If you have the nerve to drive fast and take chances, you ought to read this classic article from… >>

The Unforgettable Legacy of Miss Bessie Taylor Gwynn
The Unforgettable Legacy of Miss Bessie Taylor Gwynn

The lessons she taught went far beyond the three Rs. >>