I was a subscriber of MORE for several years until it was redesigned. I loved the initial concept of your Magazine as I'm a woman in my mid 50's and found it very relatable. I know this is just my opinion, but I find your current format hard to read and confusing. The spread beginning on page 53 is a perfect reference point. Although this is not great feedback, I feel compelled as an owner of 3 retail stores to let you know that a publication I used to greatly enjoy is one I no longer do! While looking for contact info on your web site, I found it very organized and easy to use and looks great!
Dear Ms. Seymour:
I have been a MORE subscriber for many years now. I have pretty much liked whatever slight changes were made to the magazine through the years I have been a loyal subscriber. BUT, I HATE THIS NEW [JUNE] ISSUE.
There is nothing about this "new" look that I like ... I really liked the old one ... esp. the page of witticism that you have now eliminated. I don't find anything interesting or enjoyable about this version.
If this is how MORE will continue to look, I will not be renewing my subscription.
Lesley Jane Seymour:
In your June column you proclaimed a "call to action." I took you seriously and thought about the things that are important to me in my life, as I move into my early 60's. It is important to me to be honest and not to waste my time.
So I did something I've been thinking about: I cancelled my subscription to More.
I've been a More reader and/or subscriber since the magazine began. I liked the idea of a magazine for women that offered me something beyond just fashion promos and home decoration ideas. And, for years, that is what the magazine gave me -- interesting, thought-provoking articles about women, our issues, and our lives. I liked the personality pieces, I liked the photo spreads and I liked the book reviews.
But something has happened over the last year; the magazine has taken a new direction that does not interest me. It feels like the magazine is becoming a Cosmopolitan clone (do we really need photos of Debra Messing covering her crotch with a pillow)? Shouldn't the point of magazines like More and O be that we are more than sexualized fantasies? Yes, sex and sexuality are an important part of our lives, no matter how old we are. But, we are and should be, well, more.
former supporter and subscriber.
I love getting my MORE magazine in the mail. I was shocked this month to see the picture of Debra Messing on page 71. She's a Mom. Would she let her young son see that picture and if he did, what would he think?!? To me...it's soft porn and it should have no place is my favorite magazine!!! Thanks for letting me vent...
Dear Lesley, I have been a subscriber to more this past year. I originally enjoyed your magazine but the two most recent issues turned me off.
In the May issue, your feature article on Lauren Graham began with a photo of her leaning over and exposing her cleavage. Since this is a women's magazine, I found it very distasteful and rather vulgar to look at. Then I pick up my June Issue and see Debbie Messing posing with a pillow to cover her lower half since she only has a tuxedo shirt on .Also, I was not impressed with the story of Miss Messing and her "art of starting over". Is this what we call infidelity today? These two woman are far from what I would describe as women of style and substance. I think your magazine has become trashier with each issue and instead of making women feel good about ourselves you choose to go ahead and exploit women as sex objects. Shame on you.
I will not be subscribing to your magazine in the future but I hope you will reconsider my thoughts and present a magazine that features a more sophisticated format for the "More" sophisticated reader you're searching for.
Thank you for your time,
I just sat down to read my June issue of More and wow -- this issue has definitely been rebuilt.