Growing up with my grandparents, they ALWAYS had Reader’s Digest magazines around the house. I liked them because in my small hands, the tiny magazine looked like a normal-sized book. I also liked the cartoons (even though I rarely understood them) and the bland jokes that were safe enough for both me and my grandparents to laugh. The old copies never got thrown away; they were small enough to keep forever. When she died, my grandma still had stacks of Reader’s Digest magazines in her bathroom and bedroom (I wrote about her death here if you’re interested).
I really wish my grandparents were here, so that I could tell them I made it to the Reader’s Digest. That would have been such a big deal to them. Even though it’s digital, I bet they would have printed it out (or made me do it, since I doubt they’d know how). Even more importantly: the article is about the music venues in Detroit, a topic my grandparents loved and could talk about at great length.
Here is a link to the full article, and here is my humble contribution:
Thank you so much to Reader’s Digest for accepting my thoughts and words, and for putting together a great article that discusses the important music cities in the USA!