Why Alex Trebek Has a Bounced Check Framed on His Wall
And you won't believe how much the check was written out for!
Toni Morrison, “Beloved” Author, on Confronting Evil: I Will Not Run Away
The Nobel Prize winner shared this personal story about finding courage and confronting evil.
The Day Robert Downey Jr. Saved My Grandma
At the height of an emergency, the actor turned into a real-life superhero.
The 8-Word Phrase That Made Robin Roberts Who She Is
One of America’s most beloved journalists reveals how her upbringing influenced her life, and how future generations can learn from...
The Simple but Powerful Way This Social Worker Comforted a Grieving Widower
As he helps a shattered man face his wife’s death, the author is inspired by an old message.
A Stitch N Time in Asheville, NC
The work ethic and customer service at A Stitch N Time tailors is exemplary and unmatched, and they've got a...
A popular spot for famous wordsmiths to write some of their most well-known works, the goodness of Provincetown is anything...
How to Find More Meaning In Your Life, According to 5 People Who Did
Living a meaningful life can be different for everyone, but in these five incredible people found that what really matters...
Finally! Here’s What the Saying ‘Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus’ Means
One news editor reminds us to never stop believing in miracles.
A Leisurely Hike Turned Into a 5-Day Nightmare After We Took a Wrong Turn
The author was looking forward to a day of hiking with her husband in a beautiful Texas state park. Four...
These High Schoolers Wrote Letters to Kurt Vonnegut. This Is What They Got in Response.
Your homework assignment from a famous novelist: Make art. Then destroy it.
Meet the Real Woman Behind America’s Most Famous Face: The Migrant Mother
This image stands the test of time.
“Pull Yourself Together!”: Rob Lowe on the Unexpected Tears of Sending His Son to College
The Emmy award-winning actor had no idea how hard it would be to send his favorite Patriots fan off to...
Roxane Gay Makes a Case for Why We Should All Quit Whining
The professor and author was the queen of complaints—until she realized what she was missing.
How a Password Changed My Life
With the simple repetition of unlocking his computer, the author was able to make incredible things happen.
The Inspiring Story of How Frank McCourt Won a Pulitzer
From his students, the teacher learned his lessons slowly but well.
Ann Patchett Tells Everything She Knows About Love
After learning that her boyfriend of 11 years has a potentially fatal heart condition, the author wonders—is it possible that...
Dr. Phil Shares “The Holiday I’ll Never Forget.”
A secret father-son pact still delights TV show host and author Phil McGraw decades later.
Famous Photographers Speak on Their Famous Photos
In "Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends," Tim Mantoani shot over 150 famous photographers holding their most famous images, and asked...
A Grandmother’s Tale: When Anne Lamott’s Teen Son Became a Dad
What would you do if your teenager had a child? For author Lamott, it was a crash course in the...
An Interview With Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee
The following interview with Leymah Gbowee appeared in the October 2011 issue of Reader’s Digest. On October 7, Gbowee was
George Haley: The Man Who Wouldn’t Quit
A look back: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alex Haley tells the story of a man who overcame prejudice to excel as...