Keep up the good work and dig deeper into the aging department, and let’s live until we die.
--Patty Harris, Marina Del Rey, California
I have subscribed to MORE magazine for many years. Recently I read about the survey/contest. I guess you are asking for readers’ opinions. I think the past three or four issues were the worst I have ever seen. The issues do not have many pages, and there were so many pages wasted on photos of just stuff. The April issue had pages 80–87 with photos of the most uninteresting jewelry. That was also in another issue. The clothes that are featured are now just pages of photographs of clothes, e.g., pages 36, 38. The same is featured in other issues. The magazine has lost substance. It is not worth subscribing to anymore. The stories are also not interesting. I subscribe to Allure, and even though they feature mostly stuff, the stories are interesting. They even have short stories written by famous writers.
One good thing I have noticed: MORE features more African Americans on the cover, finally! Now it’s time to feature Latinas on the cover.
I hope the magazine improves and becomes worth keeping my subscription. I did like the before-and-after makeovers of regular women. I think it’s helpful to see what fashion designs are good and bad for different body types.
Your Notebook article “Return of the Gender Card” is just the kind of irresponsible reporting that makes my blood boil at times. To find it in MORE magazine, which I subscribe to for fashion advice for women of my age, is insulting!
The whole basis of the trumped-up assertion that women’s rights are being denied is preposterous. No one is being denied birth control or access to abortion. It’s just that the taxpayers are tired of paying for it for others. Those who are morally opposed to these “freedoms” should not be obligated to fund those who CHOOSE to use these services.
We Americans are becoming so used to having everything paid for out of the common fund, we cry foul when it’s not “free.” Shame on Andrea Mitchell and those like her who continue to trump up these ridiculously fabricated untruths for political attention and votes for their candidate in the November election.
For true “inequality,” look to other countries, not the U.S. There’s no obstruction to health care or birth control in the U.S., period!
Tears fell from my eyes when I read the “letter from the editor” in the April 2012 issue of MORE. I am only 36 now, and my children are teens. Getting busy with the world they are building for themselves.
Slowing down is not an option; it’s a natural path we all face in our lives. When we, as moms, stuff in one day all those activities that make us feel useful, we feel needed. When things change, it’s in us to find ourselves again—the garden is an option, volunteering in local organizations, reading all those books we never had time before, and so on.
Life is a box of chocolates. Some sweet, some bitter, still worthwhile living and loving. Awareness is a great key.
Amazing passage. Thank you.
MORE magazine is boring. There, I said it, and I don’t mean any personal offense. It’s just that you can page through the magazine in a half hour and there is really nothing worth stopping to read. The articles are all the same; they are someone’s story about something. This gets old after a while, especially when you have multiple stories of the same type in one issue.