Finally Solving The New Yorker Problem

Something I’ve noticed about The New Yorker magazine is that many of its subscribers, at least the ones I’ve read about, seem to feel guilty about falling behind on issues.

In fact, it seems almost a requirement to describe a subscription as “unread copies of The New Yorkers stacked on my nightstand/coffee table.”

I’ve subscribed and unsubscribed to it for several years — unsubscribing to it due to the psychic weight of six (and often more) unread issues — because there’s no way to keep pace with a weekly magazine.

But, finally I realized the winning strategy: view the printed magazine as a bonus, and stick to enjoying the shorter online stuff and the weekly podcast.

Try it out.