Best Life
Best Life, published by Rodale Inc.
Rodale Press
Rodale, Inc., is an American publisher of health and wellness magazines, books, and digital properties. Rodale is headquartered in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and also maintains a satellite office in New York City, on Third Avenue....

 in Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Emmaus is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is located five miles southwest of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.The population of Emmaus was 11,313 at the 2000 census...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, was the first luxury service magazine for men, and the fastest-growing men's magazine in America, with a circulation of more than 500,000.


Spun off from Men's Health
Men's Health (magazine)
Men's Health , published by Rodale Inc. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, United States, is the world’s largest men’s magazine brand, with 44 editions around the world. It is also the best-selling men's magazine on U.S. newsstands. It covers fitness, nutrition, sexuality, lifestyle and other aspects of...

in 2004, Best Life was published ten times a year and had a circulation of more than 500,000. Best Life covered health and fitness, finance, fatherhood, relationship issues and fashion and grooming for men 35 and over, with an emphasis on literary writing, humor, and in-depth research. Under the guidance of editorial director David Zinczenko
David Zinczenko
David Zinczenko is the editor-in-chief of Men's Health magazine and editorial director of Women's Health, Prevention, and Organic Gardening. He authors the bestselling series, Eat This, Not That! and the Abs Diet...

 and editor-in-chief Stephen Perrine, Best Life was named to Adweek
Adweek is a weekly American advertising trade publication that was first published in 1978....

's Hot List in both 2007 and 2008, and was nominated for a US National Magazine Award
National Magazine Award
The National Magazine Awards are a series of US awards that honor excellence in the magazine industry. They are administered by the American Society of Magazine Editors and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City...

 for its investigative feature "Our Oceans Are Turning to Plastic...Are We?"

Best Life was the annual sponsor of the Best Life Vail Film Festival as well as the Best Life Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport which houses the United States Naval War...


The magazine ended after its May 2009 issue.

Featured writers

In 2005, Best Life established its literary credentials by becoming the first to publish the "lost" manuscript by Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jean-Louis "Jack" Lebris de Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous method of writing, covering topics such as Catholic...

, entitled "Beat Generation." It also became the literary home of writer-at-large David Mamet
David Mamet
David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter and film director.Best known as a playwright, Mamet won a Pulitzer Prize and received a Tony nomination for Glengarry Glen Ross . He also received a Tony nomination for Speed-the-Plow . As a screenwriter, he received Oscar...

and columnists Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, Jr. Other contributing authors have included Chuck Palahniuk, Jay McInerney, Denis Johnson, Harlan Coben, Rick Moody, Tom Perrotta, Jim Harrison, TC Boyle and Anthony Bourdain.

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