Playboy Magazine, December 1989

July 18, 2023 in PlayBoy 80s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, December 1989

The December 1989 edition of Playboy Magazine brings a blend of insightful interviews, gripping fiction, pictorials, humor, opinion, and lifestyle content.

The issue kicks off with the 'Playboy Interview', featuring a candid conversation with acclaimed actress Candice Bergen.

The fiction section presents 'The Killing Man' by the renowned crime novelist Mickey Spillane, 'The Swimmers' by Joyce Carol Oates, and 'Lucky Pierre in the Doctor's Office' by Robert Coover.

In the article section, 'Why You Can't' and 'Why You Should' present two contrasting perspectives. 'Fighting Words' by David Mamet brings a thought-provoking opinion piece, and 'The Thirtysomething Journal' by Richard Kramer explores generational challenges.

The pictorials include 'The Joker Was Wild', 'Lethal Women', and the Playmate of the Month feature 'Two for the Road'.

Humor finds its way into this issue through 'How To Tell If You're A Grownup' by Dave Barry, 'The Christmas Tapes', and 'Smilby's Suzette' by Smiley.

The lifestyle section offers 'Playboy Christmas Collection' with luxury items and trends, 'And To All A Good Night' featuring food and drink ideas, and '¡Arriba Espana!' - a travelogue by Herbert Bailey Livesey.

For readers seeking light-hearted content, 'Playboy's Party Jokes' provides humor, and the issue concludes with 'Playboy Jazz and Rock Poll 1990', a retrospective of the year in music.

In the '20 Questions' segment, the magazine features actress Patti D'Arbanville.

The December 1989 issue of Playboy Magazine is available online and at selected vintage magazine stores.

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