True Stories

Hiker Left for Dead on Mount Everest
Hiker Left for Dead on Mount Everest

Near the top of Everest, the soft morning light revealed clear blue skies for miles around. >>

Hometown Hero: A Sailor's Savior
Hometown Hero: A Sailor’s Savior

When worried mother Marianne Naslund saw her 16-year-old neighbor Andy Livasy was in trouble, she… >>

Boy on a Bike: How a Rwandan Teen Overcame a Legacy of Genocide
Boy on a Bike: How a Rwandan Teen Overcame a Legacy of Genocide

Far from home, in a war-torn land, a charity worker met a child who had every reason to hate—and… >>

Gotcha! 11 Rules to Pull Off a Political Prank
Gotcha! 11 Rules to Pull Off a Political Prank

A well-timed political hoax can expose corruption, force partisans to reexamine their positions… >>

Nightmare in the Woods
Nightmare in the Woods

Pamela Salant expected a quiet evening camping near Mount Hood, Oregon — then things took a… >>

The Best Life Stories
The Best Life Stories

Listen to the $25,000 winner of the best life story contest read his winning entry. Plus, read our… >>

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Reader’s Digest on Amazon Kindle

The Kindle Edition of Reader's Digest is auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle at the same time… >>

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Reader’s Digest on the iPad

Download the free iPad app for a sample free issue, then choose either a monthly or annual… >>

Lines from Love Letters
Lines from Love Letters

Who doesn't swoon at a beautifully written love letter? We asked our Facebook fans to share the… >>

We Hear You America: Collingswood, NJ Declares
We Hear You America: Collingswood, NJ Declares “Holiday” to Be Heard

On January 11th Collingswood, NJ celebrated "Get Out the Vote" Day. Currently the town is in 16th… >>

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… >>

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: 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… >>

True Romance: Love Amid The Mortars
True Romance: Love Amid The Mortars

They were friends, stationed in Iraq, but their friendship became a scene from a romance film. Says… >>

True Romance: Love At Long Last
True Romance: Love At Long Last

A story that proves true love knows no time limit. >>

True Romance: The Luckiest Mistake
True Romance: The Luckiest Mistake

How a chance typo turned into happily ever after. >>

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

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

The Twins Teaching a Coastal Town to Clean Up Its Act
The Twins Teaching a Coastal Town to Clean Up Its Act

Between ballet lessons and tae kwon do, these twin sisters rally to protect the earth. >>

Six Inspiring Tales of True Romance
Six Inspiring Tales of True Romance

Courtship tales that will surprise and delight you. >>

RD on TV: Gracie's Choice
RD on TV: Gracie’s Choice

An inspirational story about how a teen hero found a way to keep three brothers from being… >>