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Jay-Z on the cover of Best Life (U.S.)
|Final issue||May 2009|
|Based in||Emmaus, Pennsylvania|
Best Life, published by Rodale Inc. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, United States, 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. The magazine was in circulation between 2004 and May 2009.
Spun off from Men's Health 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 and editor-in-chief Stephen Perrine, Best Life was named to Adweek's Hot List in both 2007 and 2008, and was nominated for a US National Magazine Award for its investigative feature "Our Oceans Are Turning to Plastic...Are We?"
The magazine ended after its May 2009 issue.
In May 2012, it was announced that Best Life would be returning in October 2012 as a special interest publication 
In 2005, Best Life established its literary credentials by becoming the first to publish the "lost" manuscript by Jack Kerouac, entitled "Beat Generation." It also became the literary home of writer-at-large David Mamet 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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