A collection of heartwarming, thrilling, surprising and hilarious stories selected from nearly a century of Reader’s Digest magazine.
Certain tales stick in our memories and remain timeless as the years march on—and they shine like never before in this compilation from Reader’s Digest
. Our editors have carefully selected narratives readers have adored throughout the past century; humorous slices of life in decades past, captivating tales of survival against the odds, sweet stories about cherished animal companions and side-splitting commentaries on everyday annoyances. Each remains as resonant and meaningful today as it was when it first appeared in the pages of Reader’s Digest
magazine, such as:
- A man’s chance meeting with Einstein at a chamber music performance, and another’s encounter with Hemingway
- A harrowing account of a courageous skydiving instructor’s determination to save an unconscious diver
- A woman’s first-person tale of remaining awake as she received a brain operation
In addition, the book features bonus material never before published in the magazine, along with full-color illustrations and inspiring quotes.