True Stories

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… >>