True Stories

True Romance: Her Mother Was Right!
True Romance: Her Mother Was Right!

Alexandra's mother introduced herself to Steven as his future mother-in-law and that's just who… >>

<i>Reader's Digest</i> February 2012
Reader’s Digest February 2012

Extras and highlights from the current issue of Reader's Digest magazine >>

True Romance: The Airport Connection
True Romance: The Airport Connection

X marks the spot when it comes to true love. This couple's airport game led to a proposal and a… >>

True Romance: The Second Time's the Charm
True Romance: The Second Time’s the Charm

The Millers had a good life, but things changed. Here, they recount the story of their… >>

A Wife Gives her Husband the Gift of Life
A Wife Gives her Husband the Gift of Life

  The year 1998 was the beginning of a remarkable transformation for my family. My… >>

Holiday Stories: The Gift of Possibility
Holiday Stories: The Gift of Possibility

It was Christmas in Boston. Everyone, it seemed, was accompanied by someone else smiling or… >>

Holiday Stories: All I'm Asking For
Holiday Stories: All I’m Asking For

Rick Bragg reflects on Christmas as a boy, a seesaw of gloom and glee. As an adult, however, he… >>

True Love Reunites a Couple Torn Apart by Amnesia
True Love Reunites a Couple Torn Apart by Amnesia

Amnesia sent him spiraling into oblivion. Love brought him back. >>

Holiday Stories: Some Assembly Required
Holiday Stories: Some Assembly Required

A father ponders what it means to assemble a Barbie Townhouse, and shares a fond memory of his… >>

Holiday Stories: Sharing the Sweetness
Holiday Stories: Sharing the Sweetness

As hard as you try to break with family tradition, your heart remains at home on the holidays. >>

Holiday Stories: Merry, Silly Christmas
Holiday Stories: Merry, Silly Christmas

A tribute to Randy, who the family of Jenny Allen will never forget. A man who taught them a lesson… >>

We Hear You America: How the 2011 Campaign Made Winning Towns Better
We Hear You America: How the 2011 Campaign Made Winning Towns Better

Find out how lucky winners of Reader's Digest We Hear You America prize grants used their funds to… >>

Taken by the Wind—and Back to Earth
Taken by the Wind—and Back to Earth

Reginald and Danielle Eppes are convinced their son survived his ride in the maelstrom of a tornado… >>

Budget Crises Make Mayors Feel Like
Budget Crises Make Mayors Feel Like “Bad Guys”

[America's mayors are facing tough fiscal times. Reader's Digest's We Hear You America program is… >>

We Hear You America: Mayors of the Week
We Hear You America: Mayors of the Week

Meet some local leaders are working to make their towns even better -- and maybe earn a WHYA prize… >>

Shelli Eldredge's Miraculous Recovery
Shelli Eldredge’s Miraculous Recovery

Shelli and husband Stephen were in Hawaii with their family when tragedy struck. Here, a story of… >>

Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle
Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle

Hurricane Irene almost destroyed the last remaining connection Patti and Scott had to their son, a… >>

The Boy Who Defied Death
The Boy Who Defied Death

Dozens of rescue and medical professionals helped her son, but mom Kirsten Ostrander also credits a… >>

Baby Evan: A Miracle of Science
Baby Evan: A Miracle of Science

After infantile spasms worsened, baby Evan's parents thought nothing could stop them from losing… >>

Swept Away: A Miracle at Sea
Swept Away: A Miracle at Sea

60-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa and his wife fled the tsunami they feared was following the… >>