True Stories

Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights
Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights

Aurora's holiday Festival of Lights is the town's showpiece -- find out how a Reader's Diget We… >>

Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits
Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits

Find how how winning $10,000 from the Reader's Digest We Hear You America campaign allowed… >>

Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities
Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities

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

Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill
Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill

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

St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park
St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park

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

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… >>

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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… >>

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… >>