Between the covers of all vintage magazine collections, there lies historical perspective, fond memories, and old pieces of squished lunchmeat turned to jerky. Start a meat-curing collection with the help of today's Groupon: for $5, you get a year's subscription (six issues) to Midwest Living (a $10 value). A six-issue celebration of the interests, values, and lifestyles of Midwestern families, Midwest Living helps its readers discover Chicago's best boutiques, explore the region's greatest homes and gardens, and cook up classic Midwestern comfort recipes such as goblin gruel. The wanderlusty, meanwhile, can tour the travel section’s editorials and photos of the best destinations for girlfriend getaways, romantic rendezvous, and family frolics. The robust food section matches its seasonal recipes with vivid color photography that can be cut out, pasted to cardboard, and arranged on the dining table for an elegant pretend-meal at home.
Midwest Living has an average rating of 4.5 stars on Amazon.com.
- This magazine offers more than just the regional perspective. It shares information in a friendly, warm and upbeat manner that is useful and often fun. It's a pleasant read with good information presented in an enjoyable, attractive format. – Ginger
- There's something to appeal to everyone, whether you're a Midwesterner or are simply interested in the region. The beautiful photography does justice to the many natural attractions and small-town charm, and the recipes, particularly those featured in well-known restaurants, are keepers. – Veggiechiliqueen