Things started awkwardly with the back cover (I always read magazines from back to front, right to left, a habit I developed in Hebrew School), which featured a Lexus ad for the snazzy 2010RX. The copy said: "The all-new 2010RX now with more [my name]," which made me feel optional, like extra cupholders or a tinted windshield.
As I noted in my blog on May 27, Mine attempted to get at the very essence of me through a series of probing questions about personal preferences, ranging from sushi or pizza, to whether I wanted to dine with Socrates or Leonardo DaVinci (the latter, because he was better-heeled and more likely to pick up the tab). Imagaine my disappointment when the results of this inquiry led to the following articles in the premiere issue:
- How to Look Out an Airplane Window
- Cover This (an article about tents)
- South Africa's Beautiful Wine Country
- 10 Tips to Get Kids Moving (promoting exercise)
- Tibetan Idol (profiling the Dalai Lama's possible successor)
- Solar Power
- Jeans by Me (about women's designer jeans)
- Profile of Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs
- Turning an Unfinished Basement into an Entertainment Center; and
- Keep Your Next Egg Safe from Uncle Sam.
I'm patient and still have 4 free issues remaining in my subscription. Be forewarned, Mine--if the next issue doesn't have any articles about the 3 Stooges, hardboiled detective novels, and how to retire without a nest egg, I'm dumping it.