True Stories

Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July
Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery
Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

4 Amazing Caregiving Stories
4 Amazing Caregiving Stories

Love doesn’t stop when a parent, spouse, or friend gets sick. Here, remarkable stories of… >>

Woman Who Lost Leg Finds Inspiration from Disabled Dolphin
Woman Who Lost Leg Finds Inspiration from Disabled Dolphin

After losing her leg in a brutal war, Maja Kazazic thought she'd never walk without pain again… >>

Life Coach Roger Barta
Life Coach Roger Barta

How a high school football coach built a championship dynasty by never playing to win. >>

Excuses, Excuses: An Excerpt from <em>Teacher Man</em>
Excuses, Excuses: An Excerpt from Teacher Man

My students forged the notes. I turned them into a lesson plan. >>

11-year-old Survivor of Floodwaters Saves Her Family
11-year-old Survivor of Floodwaters Saves Her Family

As Maddie McRae struggled to reach the shore after an icy plunge, she had only one thought: "I Have… >>

6 Couples Share Their True Love Stories
6 Couples Share Their True Love Stories

How they followed their hearts and found love. >>

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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… >>

RD mag apple ipad
Reader’s Digest on the iPad

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

Schoolteachers Take Charge of Field Trip
Schoolteachers Take Charge of Field Trip

When a bus filled with schoolchildren went wildly out of control, their teachers stayed cool. >>

The Heroes Rebuilding New Orleans
The Heroes Rebuilding New Orleans

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, die-hard citizens like these seven are bringing the city back… >>

Shark! How One Surfer Survived an Attack
Shark! How One Surfer Survived an Attack

When a two-ton predator caught surfer Todd Endris in its jaws, an unlikely group of swimmers came… >>

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The Slave in the Garage

Sold by her parents and smuggled into the U.S., one young girl did a family's dirty work for two… >>

Hope for Deaf-Blind Triplets -- Light in the Dark
Hope for Deaf-Blind Triplets — Light in the Dark

For the parents of deaf-blind triplets, a modern-day miracle worker is their best hope. >>

The Killer Next Door
The Killer Next Door

No one ever suspected this ordinary man could be the killer next door. >>

Bart Corbin and Jennifer Corbin
Bart Corbin: Double Deception

A dentist's wife is dead. It looks like suicide. But the case turns out to be far more sinister. >>

True Stories: Inspiring Words from Real Couples
True Stories: Inspiring Words from Real Couples

Surprising words of hope from everyday marriages. >>

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. >>