The entire bunch tipped the scale at a hefty 16.58 pounds, with Vogue's 2.89-pound book coming in, not surprisingly, as the heaviest. This year's crop showed a gain over last September's paltry, recession-era starvation weight of 15.34 pounds, but still hasn't bulked itself up to 2008's 21-pound back-breakers.
Notorious for being the year's biggest issues, the magazines certainly live up to their notoriety. This year a September Glamour actually broke a reader's toe when she accidentally dropped it, prompting an apology from editor-in-chief Cindi Levine. Our own backs have suffered under the density of fall reading, so perhaps Anna Wintour, Robbie Meyers or Glenda Bailey can suggest a good physical therapist?
But, we digress. Click here for the complete, hilarious rundown of the non-digital paper leviathan that is the September issue.