it comes out right around my birthday. and every year (almost, i think i missed one a couple years back), at least for the past 6, i buy it. I bought my first one in 1996 when it was Mel Gibson on the cover. I used to have a major celebrity crush on him in high school. And yeah, he was old even then. But those blue eyes! ::swoon:: I don't buy People any other time of the year, but I do enjoy looking at the "beautiful people."