Best Life

Best Life was a luxury service magazine for men that originated in the United States and was published by Rodale, Inc. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. It held a substantial circulation exceeding 500,000, and was actively in circulation between 2004 and May 2009. This publication was an offshoot of Men's Health, commencing its individual journey in 2004. Published ten times a year, Best Life held a comprehensive coverage of health and fitness, finance, fatherhood, relationship issues, and fashion and grooming for men aged 35 and above. It placed a high emphasis on literary writing, humor, and in-depth research. Under the guidance of editorial director David Zinczenko and editor-in-chief Stephen Perrine, the magazine was named to Adweek's Hot List in both 2007 and 2008. Notably, it was also nominated for a US National Magazine Award for its investigative feature “Our Oceans Are Turning to Plastic...Are We?”Image:best-life-sample-cover

Best Life sponsored various events such as the Best Life Vail Film Festival and the Best Life Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island. However, the magazine ceased publication after its May 2009 issue. In 2012, it was announced that Best Life would return as a special interest publication in October 2012.

A notable feature of Best Life was its literary section. In 2005, it established its literary credentials by being the first to publish the “lost” manuscript by Jack Kerouac, entitled “Beat Generation”. The magazine became the literary home of writer-at-large David Mamet and columnists Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, Jr. Other contributing authors included Jay McInerney, Denis Johnson, Jim Harrison, and Anthony Bourdain. As of 2023, Best Life appears to be active as an online publication, continuing its mission to provide quality content for its readership.{{Categories}}

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