My name is Shakuntala Dev and I am 49 years young living in Sacramento California. I enjoy reading More Magazine every month and share with my friends as well. What I most enjoy reading in your magazine is articles on every day women who inspire in beauty and brain. Your Magazine covers should be on everyday women as well. I don't read any article on Celebrities specially if it on Beauty and make up. I hope you would put more emphasis on women like me who eat well, exercise and and raise a family and still look years younger than their age without using any expensive beauty products.
I have attached a photo to prove my point. I took this photo of myself in Tahiti in May of this year.
You will never know how excited I was when you came on the market! Finally, a magazine for mature women! A magazine that contained something more than how to raise your kids, make your man happy in bed, and cook a healthy supper! I loved your articles written by real women who conquered obstacles in their lives, lived through horrific events and shared their stories with us, empowered us...... I even enjoyed the updated makeup and hair trends although was disappointed that they were presented- as always - on rail thin models. For several years as a loyal subscriber I have winced at your decidedly liberal leanings and raves about Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, etc. while ignoring conservative women with equally, if not more, stellar careers and lives. But this is the very last straw, MORE!
The female newsanchors you portrayed in this issue were ALL liberal mainstream mouthpieces for the current administration and not one FOX news anchor or author in their midst! Come on now! During election year you would be this brazen! Many letters have echoed my sentiments over the past months but you obviously do not care about your conservative readers who cannot get weak-limbed and faint over Obama and his minions! There is a vast divide between Madison Avenue and Mainland America and you proved that you are not "woman "enough to cross it! Please cancel my subscription immediately.
--Dr. Carol Ann Gillespie
More magazine may have good content but I find the print size hard to read. The print is smaller than every magazine that I currently subscribe to or have subscribed to in the past. I would suggest that you will reach more women/readers if the size of the print was not so small. I will not be renewing my subscription and want you to know the reason why.
I have found myself looking for a More magazine again, to find your letter.
I do not have a subscription to More yet, due to so many others needed to keep current. Your magazine I seek out and pay full price for.
What you write is exactly what is current and of interest to me. I am 56, divorced and raised two strong, independent women. I mean independent, not on parental or government dole since graduating from college in four years. Own a multinational home-furnishing/design company that I built while raising the girls. I love this time watching them shine in their feminine strength (one an accountant, one a rocket scientist—yes, really). I love this time for me, a window in my life to allow me to justifiably be focused on me and my career guilt free! Grandchildren will come soon enough.
Do not change or be pressured into the mind-set of the liberal majority in trend publishing.
I will continue to look forward to your monthly letter.
Just read your October issue of MORE article “Lose the Clutter, Find Your Style”—well, it made me do it. Closed the magazine and went downstairs to the closet. I first removed all my “oh my gosh, you’re too old for that” items and hauled them all upstairs to the couch. Next to my walk-in closet that is not very walk-in friendly and did the same thing.
I feel like I have shed 10 pounds, which for me actually isn’t a good thing, but what the heck, it felt great! Next stop: Goodwill box.
Thanks, Jennifer. You pushed me to do something I have dreaded for many years!