There's something incongruous and a bit disturbing in the article 'One Smart Kookie' written by Leah Rozen. The casually informative style of writing, including the clever title, took on a strange note when I read about Lisa Kudrow "traveling to Belarus to visit the site where her paternal great-grandmother was killed by Nazis in a mass shooting of villagers at the edge of a pit; afterwards the bodies, which had fallen into the pit, were set afire." Following this horrifying description, the writer immediately goes on to say that Lisa flew to Poland and reunited with a distant cousin and relative, who exclaimed "Lisa Kudrow, not on my TV but in my home." This made me search back for the passage earlier in the article when Ms. Rozen explains when describing Lisa and her husband that Lisa is "herself, a non practicing member of the tribe. "(Jewish) It is one thing to describe events in a casual way, as to not be morbid, and another to gloss over a horrendous historical event that touched Lisa so closely, treating it as just another in a series of tidbits about the star. I wonder what Lisa's grandmother would think of that remark about a non- practicing member of the tribe, when she died just because she was Jewish! There is great sadness in the juxtaposition of those two items in the same story. Especially as Lisa's show is all about discovering who you really are.
Lousie Herman, Lake Worth, FL
Dear Lesley, As a successful, 40-something actress in Hollywood, MORE has been my go to for informative and fun reading about woman of my age and mindset. I used to crawl up in bed with it the day it came in the mail! I couldn't wait to read it. I have subscribed for over 6 years and I used to tell my husband itMORE was the only magazine I ever read front to back . In my entire 30-something years as an avid magazine reader (starting w/SEVENTEEN when I was 13 years old) I have never, until now, written a "letter to the editor." But after seeing the back page of the current June issue, my heart sunk once again, as it has again and again over the past few months when reading MORE. Please please please! do not waste your pages or my time with photos and blurbs of "young stars" and starlets. I get enough of that everywhere I go. The dentist, the grocery store, work, the car wash...... There is no place in my life that is not inundated with those images. Lately, you have regressed and pulled away from why I sought out MORE in the first places. The women are getting younger and the fashion less wearable. We really don't need another picture of Lea Michelle---Love her, adorable, watch Glee....BUT! that's not why I turn to MORE. For goodness sakes, Spare us! My subscription is up in August. It is the first time I have ever thought: "the hell with it" -why get it anymore? Your magazine used to make me feel alive, vital and worth while...beautiful. MORE gave me hope I didn't have to go down that negative old "to hell with it " path. ( The first sign of old age, right? :) But the magazine is feeling stale. Just like the same old -same old ones I left behind.Have the courage to grow with us, Lesley. If you the courage to do that, I will have the courage to renew. Please don't leave us behind in the starlet dust.
Your once faithful reader,