Tuesday, May 23, 2006

You Should Pick Up The June GQ, If You Can Get Past Naked Christina Aguilera On The Cover

Read Saunders’ article about this boy in Nepal who’d been meditating under a tree for seven months with no food no nuthin and as usual Saunders not only had me laughing so hard someone on the other end of Ben’s phone conversation heard me, but also, he just has a way of describing human foibles – humanity, his mostly, that are so excruciatingly beautiful and painful and for me, really, really easy to identify with.

But as a side note, there are like six articles I dog-eared to read and I said to Ben, huh, this is a good magazine. Who knew. You know, I’m not the target audience. For a mag with naked Christina Aguilera on the cover.

2 comments:

Tamar said...

I also love GQ, although I haven't yet gotten to the level where I need to subscribe, I do buy it for long plane/train rides. I am a subscriber of Esquire, which I often have to defend in front of other women who claim it objectifies women (along with Maxim, which I also get). My feeling is that the quality of the articles in both Maxim and Esquire is so far above that of even the best article in Cosmo or Marie Claire or whatever, that I'm doing my part to not become a mindless drip. Plus, it's not like those magazines don't often features nearly naked women on their covers...

Betsy said...

Very good point, about the covers of the women's mags, Tamar. And I've read some great stuff in Esquire too.