Redbook

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A cover of Redbook from 1913.

Redbook is a magazine designed to provide humor and some informational tidbits for a primarily female audience. The magazine usually features stories about women dealing with modern hardships, aspiring for intellectual growth, and encouraging other women to work together for humanitarian causes. Critics of the magazine feel that the magazine is contradictory and sometimes doesn't cover relevant aspects of a controversial issue.

The magazine has also been lampooned by comedians for some its self-proclaimed "intellectual" information. The most well-known example is featured in the episode "Death of a Propane Salesman" of King of the Hill. In the episode, Peggy Hill attempts to comfort Luanne Platter by lending a sympathetic ear. During their conversation, Peggy Hill says "Redbook says that losing a boyfriend is the fourth most painful loss, right between grandmother and penis." Fans of the magazine claimed that the aforementioned list was an ironic joke where frivolous information was labelled as "intellectual".

The magazine features successful women such as Christa Miller to provide inspirational testimonies and advice on life.

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