Aug 4, 2022
Exclusives From AARP The Magazine: Tyler Perry on Raising His Son and Forgiving His Father, Kelly Ripa’s Secrets for a Happy Marriage and Social Media Success, Rolling Stone Founder Jann Wenner’s Memoir of Life Among the Rock and Roll Legends
Plus: Renowned Children’s Author Judy Blume on Why Her Famous Book on Teens Was Banned, and A Special Section How to Find the Right Tech Gear for All Your Needs

LOS ANGELESThe August/September 2022 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) takes on healthy habits that (can) turn toxic, beating the odds to live a healthy and happy life, and as always, the art of aging gracefully with tips from influencers and real people. Award-winning producer, author and actor Tyler Perry opens up about who he really is and what he values now more than his amazing success. Talk show host Kelly Ripa celebrates her 50th by busting her diet (occasionally) and tells us why she makes her children work. In his new memoir, Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner’s shares backstage gossip with rock icons Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Bono and David Bowie. And best-selling author Judy Blume (Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret) talks about trusting your gut, finding motivation in your eighties and how anyone can look good on Zoom.  

Plus, AARP The Magazine (ATM) offers a special tech section, with a guide to getting the right gear for everyone’s needs.  

In this issue of AARP The Magazine 

Cover Story: Tyler Perry 

The 2022-2023 AARP Purpose Prize winner (whose new project ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’ premieres on Netflix late 2022) looks back on his decades-long career and the power of dreams. He talks in detail for the first time about how he helped Cicely Tyson in her final years, as well as working with Oprah Winfrey when her network was struggling; about being a good dad and how he finally found a way to forgive his own abusive father.  

What I Know Now with Kelly Ripa  

Talk show host Kelly Ripa shares her thoughts about turning 50, the power of failure, her real nature as an introvert, and the secret to her long happy marriage. 

At The Epicenter: An Exclusive Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir by Jann Wenner  

Excerpts from Jann Wenner’s new memoir detail the longtime Rolling Stone editor’s intimate recollections of life with Bruce, Mick, Bono and other icons who shaped our culture. Read about the famous John Lennon photo shoot, riding in Jagger’s infamous red Cadillac, and visits to the White House for interviews with two presidents.  

The A List – Judy Blume 

Award-winning author Judy Blume (Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret) reveals the joys of tap dancing, why we need to fight back against book bans, how to keep finding purpose in retirement—and how anyone can look good on Zoom.  

A Must-Read Guide – Tech For Everybody 

From home gadgets to life saving wearables, this must-read guide has the latest expert advice on all your tech needs. Plus, an interview with radio host Kim Komando, who discusses using her smart devices to create an even smarter home.  


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August/September issue of AARP The Magazine
August/September issue of AARP The Magazine
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