How sad. MORE was definitely ahead of the times when it was designed for women over 40. During the years it has been on our coffee tables, we have grown; however, the first over-40 readers have grown older not younger. It is lovely MORE is adding the 30-somethings, but it is sad that in so doing, the older sisters are neglected. In the September issue, there is an article titled “What to wear at 30-40-50” and another “Your Fifteen Financial Plan at 30,40,50,60.” Sorry folks, 60-70-80 year old women would like new ideas about style, and many 70 and 80 year olds will wish they had had financial planning advice when they become 85 and 95. We are all getting older, not younger…. So add our younger sisters, but not by excluding our older ones.
Funny thing..you want a survey based on a first time reader, you take all my information, then stipulate that I haven’t read it for six months, so my opinion is not necessary?? As a 56 yr. old woman of substance, I’d like to state that your sense of style is shallow. Jewelry, fashion, expensive skin care, money advise and a celebrity section; fluff w/no solid substance. Only page w/what really matters is on the very last page. Come on girls; my 17 yr. old daughter is insecure enough w/the worlds value system of true beauty and she’s gorgeous. I ask her why she feels this way and she says because of the looks from others of what she’s NOT, based on her clothes and her “style”. REALLY? She’s 5’6”, long beautiful hair , w/a face AND spirit to match. What are we telling our teens and our own girls, w/superficial methods? Keep the 10,000; I’ll be happy anyway.
I just sent you a bitch email about how the magazine has changed for the WORST! I am not to techie so here I go again just to make sure you got it. I have been an avid reader since I was in my 40’s, now I am 62 and you have left me and lots of baby boomers out. When it comes to how to dress us and makeup for us, you don’t offer much for us 60 yr. olds and nothing for 70 plus. Also how about some real life boomers on the cover, not actresses? Also the articles are not what we boomers are interested in reading. I am soo disappointed I will cancel the rest of my subscription! Just thought you might want to know.
I just renewed for one year because I still find some things worth reading once I get past all the things that annoy me. As I get closer to sixty, I feel you are tending to skew younger which will turn me off at some point. Besides the high end products I will never buy, I also find it irritating that your magazine seems to be pushing artificial means of maintaining youth through cosmetic procedures rather than celebrating the way older women can look better just being healthy and taking care of themselves. It seems that the magazine that put the unglam Jamie Lee Curtis on the cover has backslid on this issue. Most of your models are unnaturally youthful and slim, and the cover shots are extremely altered.
Another observation I have is all the other magazines I subscribe to offer their e-reader editions free of charge to paid print subscribers. I generally prefer to read the print magazine, but I do take may Nook traveling and in my purse during the day so it would be nice to have that option to use that to read the magazine when I'm away from home.