When did you start reading the New Yorker

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When did you start reading the New Yorker

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tammikuu 31, 2012, 4:29 pm

I was first introduced to the New Yorker in around 1972. A friend of mine told me about this great film reviewer by the name of Pauline Kael who wrote a really interesting article on the first Godfather movie. I was a huge fan of the movie and I had to check it out. I was about 13 at the time. I've been in love ever since.

tammikuu 31, 2012, 6:12 pm

I started reading it in 2000, after Charlie Rose began to host authors and editors of the magazine on his show, in honor of its 75th anniversary.

helmikuu 1, 2012, 12:21 am

We married in 1945 and subscribing to the New Yorker was our first "Couple Decision."

helmikuu 1, 2012, 1:51 pm

Wow Esta1923, that is amazing. have you been continuous subscribers? It must be incredible what you have read over the years..all of those great authors. I can remember when the Christmas issues were huge. Now every issue is about the same small size.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 6, 2012, 4:55 pm

My parents always subscribed -- I probably started reading the cartoons and the little typo thingies when I was ten or so???? They had some anniversary cartoon books and Peter Arno books which we all devoured as we thought them rather naughty! Oh yes and a number of C. Addams anthologies, some of which I know almost by heart.... oh and not to mention Thurber.... oh yes.... kind of a NYer household I guess.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 6, 2012, 2:50 pm

I read it quite a lot from a few years ago when it was stocked by Borders, a bookshop I liked very much and preferred to its local opposition because it had a much more eclectic selection of titles. Unfortunatley Borders went out of business here (Inverness, Scotland) and I haven't read it for quite a while, more's the pity.

helmikuu 6, 2012, 3:56 pm

Would it be too expensive to subscribe PossMan? What about your public library?

helmikuu 6, 2012, 4:06 pm

That's a hard question.

Back in high school one of the "Phonetics" teachers (Peace Corps volunteers that were teaching English) used to come to class with old copies of New Yorker - and assigning articles from them for different tasks. And I hated to get a book/magazine home and not read the whole of it.

Later, when I started traveling, I was in the States for a 3rd or a 4th time and I was stuck on an airport with a delayed flight. Had my book with me as always but after a few hours, started to wander. Ended up picking up a few magazines (New Yorker, NG, Economist, Newsweek - the last 3 were my usual reading in English; the New Yorker was.. an experiment). When I went back home, NY got into my semi-regular list. When I moved to the States and got a Kindle, the subscription was a no-brainer.

So... back to the question. Regularly? Less than a year. Occasionally - 4-5 years. Reading it for the first time - somewhere in the late 90s :)

>6 PossMan:
If that helps (I know it does not...) Borders closed everywhere...

helmikuu 6, 2012, 4:56 pm

I shd confess.... I was ten in 1964..... I started actually reading it intermittently in the early 70's and subscribing myself in the early 80's.

helmikuu 7, 2012, 6:35 am

>7 alans:>8: It doesn't seem to be promoted very much over here. I do subscribe to The Economist but there's a whacking discount on the newsagent/bookshop shop plus full access on the web - which means I can get and copy any article that really interests me in electronic form.

helmikuu 8, 2012, 1:01 am

>10 PossMan:

I was the first subscriber in Bulgaria for a very long list of literary journals and magazines - for most of them, it was not even an option on the payment page :) So... check what they would offer anyway -- I doubt that it will end up a lot more expensive than the Economist...

helmikuu 8, 2012, 10:24 am

I got a subscription as a gift this past Christmas. First one I read was the first one that arrived. I think I've received three or four issues so far.

helmikuu 8, 2012, 10:45 am

My parents also subscribed, sibyx, and also had some of the collections of New Yorker cartoons, which my sister and I loved and still sometimes quote to each other when something appropriate brings them to mind. So I've been looking at cartoons since the 60s and reading irregularly since the early 70s. I probably first subscribed myself in the late 70s or early 80s.

maaliskuu 29, 2012, 1:43 pm

I can't recall when I started - the 70s, when I moved into the city, maybe. My parents didn't subscribe, so it wasn't when I was a kid. Since then, it's been a pretty much unbroken stream, which is why I'm still in 2007 (sigh) although I do at least LOOK at the new ones.

I used to catch up when I went to the beach on weekends in the summers. I'd bring out a handful and knock them off on the train or during the day. Haven't done that for a while, and I've allowed real life to get in the way these past few years much too much, so they've piled up. I figure that a year after I retire I might be current!

toukokuu 14, 2012, 12:44 pm

#14-do you read every article in each issue? I've
fallen behind by months again..I find it very difficult to keep up if I'm reading a book at the same time..have to choose which to read first and since the book is often out of the library that becomes the priority.

toukokuu 14, 2012, 3:14 pm

I became interested in The New Yorker years ago after discovering E.B. White's wonderful books - One Man's Meat, The Second Tree From The Corner, etc. He, of course, was a long-time contributor to the magazine. I have "The Complete New Yorker" DVD Collection, which includes everything from 1925 to 2005. A fantastic treasure trove of writing.

toukokuu 17, 2012, 4:09 pm

Tropics, but if you are a subscriber you have full access to the complete online archive..so you don't really need the DVD collection anymore. I also have the dvd collection plus the one that came out in the hard disc format, but I never use either because of the online access to the archive.

toukokuu 19, 2012, 7:16 am

When I was in college my doctor was redecorating his office and he was seeing his patients at a weird old building in the neighborhood. Some patient or doctor dropped off a huge stack of OLD New Yorkers. They were all from around the 60's or 70's. I was forced to read them because they were the only thing in the waiting room. They were incredible. I couldn't believe I'd never read it before. That was in the early 90's and I've been a subscriber ever since.

Recently, a friend told me that she knew her husband was "the one" because he read the New Yorker.

toukokuu 24, 2012, 10:49 am

That's a great story Mary

toukokuu 24, 2012, 11:16 am

#17: I've actually never subscribed; instead, I've borrowed issues from libraries. More recently, I can purchase donated copies for $0.25 from the library where we currently reside. Not only The New Yorker, but Scientific American, National Geographic, various national news magazines, many others. After reading them, I return them, to be resold.

syyskuu 8, 2012, 6:41 pm

That's great Carol -- sorry I've been so long responding!

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 8, 2012, 6:47 pm

That's O.K., Sibyx. I do feel some pangs of guilt about not subscribing.

syyskuu 10, 2012, 10:11 am

Oh, you shouldn't at all -- I hate throwing mine out and wish I did have someone to share them with.