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The Saturday Evening Post

May/June 2021
Magazine

The Saturday Evening Post, America’s oldest magazine, is a bimonthly publication dedicated to celebrating America – past, present and future. The Post delivers an historic perspective on the news that only a publication with its deep roots can provide.

The Saturday Evening Post

MY FAVORITE LIES

Letters

PUT YOUR FEET TO WORK • For the full life experience, drop those devices and walk a little

MEMORIAL DAY TRADITIONS IN A SMALL TOWN • Each year, Mr. Hoban, a WWI veteran, would sell poppies to raise money for veterans in front of the market where I was learning to sack groceries

MOM WAS NO PICNIC • Her default mode was to criticize. But for or all her faults, I know now that she was the best mom ever

BRING SPRING INDOORS

ASK THE MANNERS GUY

Seriously Good Film and TV • Film critic Bill Newcott offers his entertainment picks for mature audiences

TOP 10 READS • Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what Amazon senior editor Al Woodworth chose especially for Post readers this season:

YOU BE THE JUDGE

THE GRID: MOM’S DAY: FLOWERS

William McRaven • The retired admiral on why we need heroes today more than ever

Bracelet Bounty

Strawberry Bath Bombs

Dirt Cups

Apps for a Better You

Longing for Faraway Places

UPGRADE YOUR HOTEL ROOM WITHOUT A FEE

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

DON’T LOVE YOUR JOB • Our favorite curmudgeons take aim at sacred cows

MIXED MESSAGE

WHY DO WE READ FICTION? • The world’s greatest writers were published in these pages. Here’s a round-up of the best

The Call of the Wild • Jack London captivated readers with tales of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, in the Yukon Territory, and in the fields and factories of California. In 1903 at age 27, London achieved international fame with his novel The Call of the Wild — first serialized in the Post — about a dog named Buck who is kidnapped from a comfortable life in California and must find his place in the world as a sled dog in the Yukon.

BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR • F. Scott Fitzgerald was discovered early in his career by the Post’s legendary editor George Horace Lorimer, who in 1920 published three of the young writer’s short stories just as his first novel, This Side of Paradise, was appearing in bookstores. Over the next 17 years, Fitzgerald published 69 short stories in the Post, including the classic “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” which captures the spirit of the Jazz Age.

THE WOMAN WHO TRIED TO BE GOOD • Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber moved in the same circles as Dorothy Parker and Noël Coward, and was a regular at the Algonquin round table. She is best remembered today for the movies, plays, and musicals adapted from her works, including Show Boat and Giant. Many of her stories feature strong women like Blanche Devine in this 1913 story .

JACK-A-BOY • Cather used simple prose and vivid descriptions that made her works hugely popular. “Jack-a-Boy” is about an extraordinary child, based on her own brother, Jack, whom she nursed through a serious illness.

AFTER HOLBEIN • Born into one of New York’s elite families, Edith Wharton grew up in a privileged world, a world she would later skewer in her fiction, casting light on the manners and mores of late-19th-century high society. In 1921, the author became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, for The Age of Innocence. In this excerpt from a short story first published in The Saturday Evening Post, a pair of elderly New York socialites, Anson Warley and Evelina Jaspar — both losing touch with reality — believe that they are sharing an extravagant meal at a busy dinner party in the now-empty dining room at Jaspar’s...


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The Saturday Evening Post, America’s oldest magazine, is a bimonthly publication dedicated to celebrating America – past, present and future. The Post delivers an historic perspective on the news that only a publication with its deep roots can provide.

The Saturday Evening Post

MY FAVORITE LIES

Letters

PUT YOUR FEET TO WORK • For the full life experience, drop those devices and walk a little

MEMORIAL DAY TRADITIONS IN A SMALL TOWN • Each year, Mr. Hoban, a WWI veteran, would sell poppies to raise money for veterans in front of the market where I was learning to sack groceries

MOM WAS NO PICNIC • Her default mode was to criticize. But for or all her faults, I know now that she was the best mom ever

BRING SPRING INDOORS

ASK THE MANNERS GUY

Seriously Good Film and TV • Film critic Bill Newcott offers his entertainment picks for mature audiences

TOP 10 READS • Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what Amazon senior editor Al Woodworth chose especially for Post readers this season:

YOU BE THE JUDGE

THE GRID: MOM’S DAY: FLOWERS

William McRaven • The retired admiral on why we need heroes today more than ever

Bracelet Bounty

Strawberry Bath Bombs

Dirt Cups

Apps for a Better You

Longing for Faraway Places

UPGRADE YOUR HOTEL ROOM WITHOUT A FEE

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

DON’T LOVE YOUR JOB • Our favorite curmudgeons take aim at sacred cows

MIXED MESSAGE

WHY DO WE READ FICTION? • The world’s greatest writers were published in these pages. Here’s a round-up of the best

The Call of the Wild • Jack London captivated readers with tales of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, in the Yukon Territory, and in the fields and factories of California. In 1903 at age 27, London achieved international fame with his novel The Call of the Wild — first serialized in the Post — about a dog named Buck who is kidnapped from a comfortable life in California and must find his place in the world as a sled dog in the Yukon.

BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR • F. Scott Fitzgerald was discovered early in his career by the Post’s legendary editor George Horace Lorimer, who in 1920 published three of the young writer’s short stories just as his first novel, This Side of Paradise, was appearing in bookstores. Over the next 17 years, Fitzgerald published 69 short stories in the Post, including the classic “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” which captures the spirit of the Jazz Age.

THE WOMAN WHO TRIED TO BE GOOD • Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber moved in the same circles as Dorothy Parker and Noël Coward, and was a regular at the Algonquin round table. She is best remembered today for the movies, plays, and musicals adapted from her works, including Show Boat and Giant. Many of her stories feature strong women like Blanche Devine in this 1913 story .

JACK-A-BOY • Cather used simple prose and vivid descriptions that made her works hugely popular. “Jack-a-Boy” is about an extraordinary child, based on her own brother, Jack, whom she nursed through a serious illness.

AFTER HOLBEIN • Born into one of New York’s elite families, Edith Wharton grew up in a privileged world, a world she would later skewer in her fiction, casting light on the manners and mores of late-19th-century high society. In 1921, the author became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, for The Age of Innocence. In this excerpt from a short story first published in The Saturday Evening Post, a pair of elderly New York socialites, Anson Warley and Evelina Jaspar — both losing touch with reality — believe that they are sharing an extravagant meal at a busy dinner party in the now-empty dining room at Jaspar’s...


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