A week ago, on a whim, I picked up a copy of your magazine for the first time off the shelf. I am a 37 year old Jamaican mother and wife who have embarked on a spiritual journey. Hence the decision to buy your magazine, as I am looking for “more” as cliché as that might sound. I have been buying “Self” magazine for years, now replaced by “More”. I was delighted to leaf through your magazine and be inspired by your articles in your October issue with Naomi Watts on the cover.
My favorite article “Big Love” captivated me as it helped to explain a deep fascination I have had for elephants. I cannot remember when or why but I have been collecting elephants for years and counting. I even affixed a silver elephant pin to the tail of my wedding dress for reasons unknown to me. I really respected Amanda Robb’s brutal honesty with regards to her vanity in the attitude section and felt immense gratitude for my own mother now deceased after reading Kathryn Harrison’s “memoir”. This is an amazing magazine, which I have taken the liberty to submit my story today with regards to finding a career path that is supportive of my number one role as mother. I do hope you take the time to read my story. I am attaching a photo as I think it will allow for a deeper connection with this email if you can attach a face to it.
For now, thank you for the concept of "More." I can’t wait to see the November issue.
I think the concept for this story is brilliant! And I have a story to share that you have not touched on.
What do you do when you earn 6 figures, are highly regarded in society, married for 28 years, the pillar of society and in one moment you throw it all away and end up in prison? How do you reinvent yourself after that? You have it all, you throw it away, and you have to start over at 50 with NOTHING. It happens all the time.
Those women, those stories, deserve to be heard.
This is in reference to the memoir....A date with the man that got away" written by Joanne Kaufman.....
I am a BOOMER who has had the awesome experience of living that scenario.....at the age of 62 when it started by being found on classmate by a former classmate......it also lasted two years plus.....I was and am still single...he was married and still is.....
I am European born so my outlook on life is LIVE..........
Joanne Kaufman the author captured the essence of such a relationship......and only those who have experienced such a dalliance can appreciate her candor.....
My motto has always been NO REGRETS.............
--Nicole P. Carnemolla, Oceanside, California
What you label "5 year bulimia habit" is called an Eating Disorder. You would call biting your nails for years a habit, but you wouldn't called a 5 year regular use of cocaine a "habit" but an addiction--which coincidentally is what Eating Disorders are clinically considered, a form of addiction. By misrepresenting it you unintentionally can hurt women struggling with this disease by feeding their own denial of its seriousness and convincing themselves that it is just a bad "habit"--just like biting your nails, right?
--Carmen Perez- Illade LMHC, Oviedo, Florida
Editors, I really enjoyed this issue. I love the stories of people who re-invent themselves, stories of people with clever ideas, and generally stories about real people. There is one issue that I have. It seems to me, that in almost every issue (and I’ve been a subscriber for quite a while) there is story of someone and her infidelity (name the scenario... fling with married man, cheating on significant other, whatever). I find these articles so base and so dispiriting I can't begin to say. While it's true that it happens all the time, I don't think a fine magazine like yours has to give the situation credence by writing about it so much. While there are those who would say it's an everyday occurrence- these behaviors leave so much destruction in their wakes that prominence in your magazine seems like rewarding bad behavior. As you are so creative in putting together all the parts of your magazine- I think you could find something to fill in the place of these articles.