The New Yorker magazine.
This magazine was always present in Bossy’s house growing up, and occasionally she would read the things that appealed to her and then flip through looking at cartoons. But it wasn’t until Bossy began her own life as wife and mother that Bossy’s dad gave her a subscription to this magazine, which he’s done for every year since.
The New Yorker isn’t just about New York and it isn’t just for New Yorkers. Orchids, amnesia, Roseanne Cash, and beer is an example of the myriad of topics you could find existing within the same issue.
The New Yorker is a weekly magazine, so it’s easy for Bossy to fall behind on issues until she loses all will to live. As a matter of fact, as Bossy types there are six of them stacked on the floor next to Bossy’s bed, stretching back to early fall.
A subscription costs $39.95 for 47 issues, or $0.85 an issue, or a dime per concept, a half-penny per cartoon.
A bargain at twice the price.