It arrives heavy and shiny in our mailbox each month.
And I consistently read at least two parts of it: the guest essayist, and Martha Beck.
This month the magazine celebrated it's 10th anniversary.
On the last page, Oprah recounts this:
When we started publishing this magazine, I had no great expectations. I was clueless about the business of magazine publishing. Sometime during the first few months, I actually said to our then editor in chief, "Maybe we should lose some of the ads. There are just too many of them."
I was immediately set straight on that point. We exist because of the ads. "Oooookay."This issue had 140 advertisements. So before I got to things such as this:
"Become more accepting...surrender any tendency to judge...pray for an accepting heart."
I got to see things like this:
Because isn't Oprah a kajillion-billionaire?
Thankfully, I've developed a more accepting heart, and I accept the images without question.
I for one, am immune to advertising.