The Week Magazine

For over a decade my wife and I have only had a single magazine subscription: The Week. I originally discovered this magazine from David Allen of "Getting Things Done" fame, and since then I've been hooked. What is it?

thweeekThe Week, is a weekly magazine that publishes a wide range of articles from topics such as politics, world news, pop culture, book reviews in an easy to read format. It's like the cliff notes of what happened. You can read some of the history of the magazine on Wikipedia.

In this digital age, there are a variety of ways to get this magazine now.

  1. The Paper Subscription (Amazon, Direct)
  2. iTunes (for iPad and iPhone)
  3. Digital only for iPad/iPhone/Android (Direct)
  4. Digital only for Kindle (Amazon)

I have landed on #3 since I can get a high quality reading experience dedicated for iPad, iPhone and Android. The Digital only Kindle version isn't bad either if you have a iPad/Android tablet to read in color. As of this week we no longer get the paper version.

Why did you get it?

Lora and I were looking for a single magazine we could read each week, cover to cover, that kept us abreast of world happenings.

How has it made your life better?

It's something that we've certainly appreciated having, and they frequently have subscription offers where you pay about $1 per week, sometimes with a bundled gift subscription.

Are you going to keep it?

Already have, 10 years and going.