DECEMBER 2014 The Costco Connection 7
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from the publisher’s desk
THE SEASON OF gift giving is once again upon us.
Costco warehouses and Costco.com are filled with many
wonderful gifts for every person on your list, and you can
read about many of them in this issue.
Who doesn’t love a good book? One of my all-time
favorites is Unbroken, a story about Louis Zamperini, who
is the subject of our cover story, beginning on page 25.
It is a remarkable tale of survival and redemption.
Costco carries many new hardcover books from popular authors in our warehouses. Pennie Clark Ianniciello,
our longtime book buyer, and her assistants explain how
they select books in the story on page 30. In addition to
hardcover books and kids’ books, we also have a variety of audiobooks (page 33), perfect
for a long commute or a long run.
If you like to watch stories on a screen, you can shop Costco for a wide variety of films
and TV shows, single discs and box sets; read about the choices beginning on page 37,
from the newly released The Hero of Color City to classic old films remastered in high definition (page 41). And, for the first time, we are offering an HBO digital card to get full seasons of several popular shows. Instead of buying a disc, you’ll simply get a digital code that
can be redeemed online (page 43). Smart TVs, streaming devices and routers give you on-demand access to thousands of movies and TV shows; learn more about them on page 49.
Gamers will be thrilled with the latest consoles and new games from Sony and
Microsoft, on page 51. Our buyers offer their top electronic picks on page 53.
Foodies will love Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, Make It Ahead (page 70). Wine lovers
will appreciate a gift of Champagne (page 75), our new Kirkland Signature™ Prosecco
(page 77) or a big, bold cabernet sauvignon (page 79).
If you are sending gifts, you may want to check out our gift baskets on Costco.com.
You’ll find a sampling of our beautiful baskets, which will be delivered to the recipient’s
door, on pages E3 to E5 in the Costco.com section of the magazine (after page 80).
From all of us at Costco, best wishes for peace and joy this holiday season. C
Ginnie Roeglin is Senior Vice
President, E-Commerce and
Publishing, and Publisher of
The Costco Connection.
from the editor’s desk
LIKE COUNTLESS OTHERS, I was gripped by the life
story of Louis Zamperini in the book Unbroken from the
very first pages. As you’ll read in our cover story this issue,
Mr. Zamperini was a reckless, troubled youth who became
an Olympic runner, then a prisoner of war, then a simple
man who found forgiveness, love and a message for us all.
We had started pursuing Mr. Zamperini as a cover
subject last summer, in anticipation of this month’s re-
lease of the movie based on Unbroken, written by Laura
Hillenbrand. We were saddened when Mr. Zamperini
passed away last July at the age of 97, but that didn’t
deter us from telling his timeless story.
It’s a story with many different textures and layers: a dramatic and almost unbelievable war tale, a self-help-like lesson in perseverance and forgiveness, a love story—all
nonfiction. And for many people of my generation, the story also links us to our own
parents, the Greatest Generation, whose lives were fundamentally and forever changed
by the Second World War.
Like Mr. Zamperini, my father served in the South Pacific, as a Marine. Neither he
nor any of my friends’ fathers spoke of the war when we were growing up. The sense was
that they didn’t consider themselves heroes, and that upon coming home—flush with
the confidence that anything could be achieved—their biggest desire was to start families
and build a country. For my dad, I believe the only recompense from the war was that it
brought my mother into his life. She was a young Navy WAVE who helped him recover
from a sniper’s wound in a military hospital.
We hope you find the Unbroken story as provocative as we did. The book and a
related title are available in our warehouses, and we’ll sell the DVD when it comes out
next year. You can also buy movie tickets in the warehouses and on Costco.com. C
Tim Talevich is Editorial
Director of The Costco