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AARP The Magazine August/September 2023

Sheryl Lee Ralph shares her long journey to overnight success, Terry Bradshaw talks about how faith fuels his fight against cancer, and tiny homes are taking the country by storm


The August/September 2023 issue of AARP The Magazine gives readers a closer look into the lives of intriguing celebrities while revealing some of the biggest trends of 2023.

Actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph may be winning over new audiences, but her renown has been decades in the making. The iconic star opens up about her expansive career from Broadway to the beloved series Abbott Elementary and how it felt to win her first Emmy award at age 65. 

Four-time Super Bowl champion and former football star Terry Bradshaw shares that he wasn’t always a good athlete and discusses how his faith got him through his fight against cancer. Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated actress, writer and director Nia Vardalos thanks “fairy god-sister” Rita Wilson for believing in her screenplay for My Big Fat Greek Wedding and shares that the loss of her father and actor Michael Constantine inspired her to write My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.

Eight families reveal the process and amazing benefits of growing their homes so mom, dad, grown children and others could move in ­as part of the intergenerational housing trend sweeping America.

Plus, participants of the 1963 March on Washington reflect on the historic event 60 years later; a special tech guide with tips and tricks to getting the most out of your gadgets; and a guide to vacation “firsts” that every American should consider.


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Past Issues of AARP The Magazine

June/July 2023

In this issue, Jeff Bridges opens up about his cancer battle, Ann-Margret on her ‘electrifying’ duets with Elvis, plus we're celebrating 50 years of hip-hop.






April/May 2023

In this issue, Graham Nash on reconciling with David Crosby, Chita Rivera is embracing turning 90 and a money quiz to test how well you know your financial health.      






February/March 2023

In this issue, Tom Brady talks retirement and his future, Sam Waterston discusses the urgency of climate change, plus how to start your own sexual revolution at any age.        






December 2022/January 2023

In this issue, Geena Davis talks about the need for female presidents, Donna Mills serves up secrets to success, and we dive into the dangers of ageism in the justice system.                                                                                                                                                                       





October/November 2022

In this issue, Adam Sandler gets philosophical about aging, actor Harry Hamlin talks trusting your gut and ’70s icon Linda Ronstadt reflects on her family and health.                                                                                                                                                                             





August/September 2022

In this issue, Tyler Perry talks parenthood, Kelly Ripa celebrates her 50th birthday, and ‘Rolling Stone’ editor Jann Wenner shares backstage gossip.                                                                               






June/July 2022

In this issue, country music’s biggest stars celebrate what America means to them this Independence Day.







April/May 2022

In this issue, Liam Neeson talks about his lead role in ‘Memory,’ Selma Blair shares why asking for help isn’t a weakness and Michael Strahan reveals his secret for relaxing.






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