A subscription to any weekly magazine is a commitment. If you subscribe to more than one, it’s even more important to ensure you stay on top of your consumption. I’ve developed the following process to ensure a timely yet comprehensive digestion of the beauty and wonder that is The New Yorker. Here’s my 10-step approach to the 7 January 2008 issue. (Read on.)While I read the complete contents every week, or close to it, I certainly can’t (and don’t!) fault other people for doing less. (OK, I carp from time to time, but that’s only when my patience is really being tested.) This is a magazine, after all! It should be an illuminating diversion, not a chore.
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