Famous People Sell Magazines Famous People Sell Magazines
Issue 008

Famous People Sell Magazines

by Johanna Goodman

December 13, 2007
We're always looking to sell more copies of this magazine, and it's common knowledge that the fastest way to a fickle consumer's wallet is to have a scantily clad starlet with come-hither eyes gazing out from your cover. We at GOOD thought we were better than that, but all is changed now. Sort of. We wanted Jessica Alba in a bikini; we got Danny DeVito on a Segway.BIG THINKER:

Danny DeVito

I have a Segway but it's not as nice as this one. It's a great idea-to get you around for fun, and now they've evolved to where you lean to turn. The one I have you have to turn the handles. This one is more fluid, it's more like what it should have been in the first place. They're really good for sightseeing, going around in the country. But it's not like riding a bicycle because there's no exercise: you're just standing there. If they could find a way to make it exercise, that would be even better.
Join the discussion
Recently on GOOD
Sign up to receive the best of GOOD delivered to your inbox each and every weekday
Get academically funky with the winners of the 2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest. https://t.co/AOjHhp6VFw https://t.co/ZNRPqbW94m
Famous People Sell Magazines