I just finished reading the article on Melissa McCarthy and I am FURIOUS. Why, you ask? Because, I, too, am an alumni of Southern Illinois University - Carbondale and attending during the same time she did. Why did we not become best friends? I am the "funny" one of my group and I just know we would have been BFF's forever. She's the perfect role model for everyone, not just plus-size or 40+ women. She's nice, funny, sincere - all the things we should all strive to be. And as a writer myself, I love that she's been encouraged to put her personal 'stamp' on scripts. That's what makes good movies/shows great.
Dang, another missed opportunity.
By the way, I love the magazine. I stumbled upon it while on vacation a few years ago and loved everything in it. I even start to get a little antsy from anticipation when it's time for it to be deposited into my happy mailbox!
Keep up the good work - and if Melissa mentions that she'd like to find a great friend in Southern Illinois, where I still live (sigh), I'm in.
I really love More Magazine. Even my boyfriend of 19 years loves it, and I even gave a gift subscription of More to a friend of mine and she also loves it.
All of the stories and articles are age-appropriate for the mature, forward-thinking woman.
My only complaint is that, while I love the clothes and makeup, I cannot afford any of them. I just received the July-August issue with Melissa McCarthy on the cover. When I got to page 25, my eyes were immediately drawn to #1, the navy blue and yellow A-shape tank. I got really excited about it because the colors look so classy….and then I saw the price. I know there are plenty of your readers who can afford $135.00 for a tank top but I am not one of them. I was so disappointed. And the light blue and white cover-up on the next page (26)….my goodness, $218.00.
To really “connect” and “relate” to each of the women and their life stories in your magazine is great. But then, you get to the clothes and makeup sections and one is reminded that we are really not in their league after all.
It would really help if you had clothes, and makeup that the “average” working woman can afford.
Having said all this, I will still continue to subscribe. I know you will be happy to hear that.
Thanks for letting me vent,
There are SO many of us out here that love your magazine, but we are almost forgotten. We are the baby-boomers -- all of us are 60-plus years old. Yet in your articles and even on your most recent cover, items are aimed at….”Your best ____ [hairstyle, makeup, etc.] in your 30s, 40s, 50s.” What happened to including 60s and 70s, even 80s? There are gorgeous, vibrant, healthy women out there that would love to be included when you’re aiming articles toward your reading audience.
On page 34 of your magazine, I saw an Almay blusher product I would love to try. Under the pic of the product in teeny font, it notes that our skin pales after we reach 60, and that continues into 70s. I did not know that, but just that 1 sentence really helped.
Our concern to keep current with flattering makeup, hairstyles, swimsuits, and health does not stop when we turn 60. I am 64 years old, still attractive, I work out daily, keep slender by being a lifetime member of Weight Watchers, I’m still working, have raised 3 lovely daughters, have a wonderful husband of 35 years, and am still interested in what makes me look attractive and feel good. Friends my age and older feel the same way, and I’m betting there are many others reading More that would like to be included.