My oldest friend is 40 tomorrow and I wanted to give her a present of a subscription to the New Yorker and, because of the kind of person I am, I am only doing it now. And because of the stupid, insular kind of publication the New Yorker is they will not allow you to put more than a certain number of characters for the address on their stupid subscription form. Since my friend lives in Asia where they happen to require more characters in the address than the stupid, idiot New Yorker form will allow, my tasteful gift is not now going to be with her tomorrow is it?
Perhaps a subscription to something else? What? Please, please help me.
I thought I might just say stupid again as it will make me feel better.
This may not be immediately helpful, but I think you’ll still be able to give you friend a year’s worth of New Yorkers this way (I found this buried in the New Yorker’s “contact us” page):
” You may also contact our subscription department by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 800-825-2510; if you are outside the United States, you may call 515-243-3273.”
Hope this solves problem and makes you feel better!
I’d second that – the New Yorker is a lovely thing to give. Otherwise…do you think she’d like ‘The Economist’? That’s a pretty good magazine, even if most of the news lately has been glum.
Or Harper’s Magazine. It’s pretty tasteful, but it’s only a monthly magazine.
Oh DEFINITELY get her the New Yorker. I had it two years running and never regretted it. Can you do it online? Usually there’s a certain amount of leeway possible you should be able to email it to them. As I recall they sent me plaintive letters for MONTHS after I’d finished my subscription so they’re obviously keen for sign-ups!
My siblings renew my subscription every year for my birthday – and I wouldn’t be without it. Go the on-line route – it’ll be worth the delay. Though the only drawback to the New Yorker is that there’s so much reading in it, I have barely finished one week’s and the next arrives. And Happy Birthday to the Oldest Friend!