While the pictures of Molly Sims (age 37), were beautiful and well-shot, I take issue with the fact that More Magazine is now featuring women under the age of 40. When the magazine first came out, it was the "for women over 40" niche that differentiated it from every other magazine out there. Please don't tell me you are now going to be featuring women under 40. As a successful 43-year-old, I enjoy reading about women my age and older every month. If I want to read about the thirty-somethings, I can pick up any number of other fashion magazines.
Dana Vigilante, Nutley, NJ
I have to say that I have always enjoyed your magazine. However, the February issue made me realize that even a hip magazine like More holds stereotypes. I realize the spread on Molly Sims Life Imagined was a bit tongue-in-cheek. But really, the depiction of the librarian was SO 19th century. Librarians today are hip, out-there people who are defending your right to check out any book or website you want without the government checking your records. We are helping people navigate the Internet and write resumes to get new jobs while our own are in jeopardy. We are inspiring freedom of thought in Egypt; inspiring the next generation of techno-savvy leaders in schools around the country. We are inspiring young children to be voracious readers. We are not, as your image would portray, shushing patrons behind mousy outfits. In short, we are not your mom's librarian. We are on the cutting edge of the future. We deserve a better portrayal.
“You see, I don’t believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that’s been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians.”
Gorilla Librarian “Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Leave the Best for the Rest
I always look forward to finding my More in the mailbox each month. No other publication compares to More's ability to present such a well-rounded amount of information each month. It is always brimming with information I can use. But I was a bit shocked with the "11 Best of the Best" list in the February issue. Admittedly I would love to have each of the items that appear on the list but was quite disappointed when I realized that it would require $10,345 plus tax, to purchase the items presented. In today's economic environment it seems to me it would be quite irresponsible to spend that kind of money on 11 items. How about giving us some "budget conscious" options for the 11 Best of the Best?
Give me MORE!
I've been reading More for years, and have loved some issues and not liked some of them. I loved the Feb issue! More seems to be moving more towards all kinds of women and not just women who are CEOs, Presidents, actors, writers, and so on. I liked, a few issues back, the article on the police woman or detective, and in this issue, the makeup artist and the different books in the book club feature. The article with each was very diverse! I have been successful at many things in my 49 years, but I do not have a college degree. I have been a stay at home mom, a medical assistant, nanny and pet sitter. We all have things to bring to the table, and we have all been on different journeys. Let's celebrate all women!
Julie A. Roberts, North Augusta, SC