Dear Ms. Seymour,
Often I've been tempted to write to express my satisfaction with More's championing of strong women, wry and witty editorials, and support of the general idea that there is much living to be done past age 40. I am finally compelled to take to keyboard after reading your last editorial letter in which you used the term "dos and don'ts" without using an apostrophe in dos. Perhaps I'm a militant grammarian or punctuation Luddite, but the proliferated use of the apostrophe to indicate a plural drives me to tears. Thank you for leaving the apostrophe to the realms of contraction and possessive exclusively.
Re: Roe vs. Wade: Still Controversial After All These Years
I am impressed with Kathy Ireland's bold stance on abortion and her disregard for how it might negatively affect her billion dollar business. I also admire how she approaches the issue in an open-minded way as opposed to the angry, emotion-driven "abortion is murder" tactic taken by so many pro-lifers. More of this kind of empathy and level-headed thinking is needed in the pro-life movement.
Just a note to THANK YOU so very much for featuring Connie Britton on your cover! She is so fun to watch in any role that she does. Recently my daughter and I were fortunate enough to attend a recent taping of the Katie Couric show that included an interview with Connie. She is a great role model for a woman of any age...
Your photo spread was one of the best I have seen in ages (I have over 60 magazine subscriptions) and really captured the glow and energy that radiates from Connie. Didn't love the cover shot though - you could barely tell it was Connie.
Keep up the great work on MORE - you always have an interesting mix of articles.
Love MORE magazine! I am recently retired and look forward to curling up on the sofa with it each month! HOWEVER, this is the 2nd month in a row I have had to look hard at the cover to figure out who it is! It is ironic that I was at the Katie Show on February 7 and Connie Britton was a guest. Believe me , neither Katie nor Connie look anything like your cover photos. Why are you photo-shopping or whatever it is you do to these beautiful women? Your covers don't make them look younger, they just don't look like themselves!
I am now 60. 40 years ago I was a hippie in ripped jeans. Now I am a retired university fundraiser who for the last 39 years wore neutral suits and closed toe pumps. I am 5'6" and wear a size 0 in jeans, so I must shop junior stores to buy jeans that fit.
So, I am breaking out of a conservative mold and into fun jeans styles, including ripped, brightly colored, patterned, and more. I love my jeans of all types and styles. When you tell us 60 year olds not to wear ripped jeans, I want to say, but they're so cute! And I look great in them!
I am glad in your monthly editor's letter you allowed us the right to be different from your "wrong."
I always feel so content after reading More. There is always something leaves a smile on my face. On page 51 of your March issue there is a beautiful woman with the caption "This is what 48 looks like". Seeing women the same age as me is refreshing and keeps me posted on what my age can look like for women who take care of their skin.I think I'm right on track.... This is what 49 looks like...
What I hope is that you will save this e-mail and read it on your 70th birthday.
I was distressed when reading the otherwise excellent issue of March 2013 to see that the feature on what to wear in your 30"s (hopelessly young to be in your magazine) 40's, 50's and 60's then abruptly stops. What? Women disappear when they turn 70?
I have just watched 75 year old Shirley Bassey KILL the audience at the Academy Awards. Still beautiful and still in fine voice. How about Jane Fonda? Give me a break.
Even some of us "normal" women are still stylish and struttin' our stuff in our seventies. So get with it, "More."