It reminds me of the many children who are serving as caretakers in one form or another in this country. I worked for the National MS Society for years and saw so many youngsters pressed into being caregivers for their parent. Where does childhood go? To the parent. To other siblings. (Now I work for the American Liver Foundation and although there are many family issues around caregiving there as well, it is usually not children doing this). You have a very good magazine. I am a subscriber (yes, I still read paper magazines) and you are an extraordinary editor.
To Renew, or Not To?
I have been a subscriber since MORE Magazine’s first issue, but at this date I’m not sure I want to renew. First of all, you’ve gotten younger and I’ve gotten older. Second, I am tired of Jamie Lee Curtis. Is she your Oprah that has to be on every cover? There are so many women that are credible cover and cover [story subjects,] but you keep rotating ther same old same old. MORE has gotten stale, redundant and boring… when you could be MORE!
Rhona J. Guberman
Boca Raton, Florida
As I was reading your letter on the plane this morning I was reminded of a favorite quote of mine: "When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself." Hope you had a happy Mother’s Day. Also, thanks for the magazine.
Your May issue is the best ever. I want to join the " Memory Losers Club" with Cathleen Schine. I, too, have always had a terrible memory; when others comment on a mutual activity in the past, my eyes glaze over and I just smile. If I didn’t have childhood photographs of myself doing family activities, I would believe I never did anything. But there is an upside Cathleen didn’t mention. It is easy to forgive others when the details fade into a blur. I live a happier, grudge-less life without the negative memories.
Senior, Not Sedentary
I have been a reader of "More" since it began publishing years ago. I’m now 74 years old, still working and still very active. I know your publication is aimed at women over 40 who have the money to purchase the clothes and make-up that are your advertisers. However, [could] a small space be made for those of us who are considered "senior citizens" but don’t feel or look like the average 65+ year old? Make-up and clothing [advice] for an older person (and [info on] where to buy these items) would be very useful, especially as our bodies change. By this stage of life, we should know ourselves well enough to know our own style, but it’s always nice to feel up-to-date while still on a budget. Thank you for producing a wonderful magazine. I’ll probably still be reading it in the nursing home.
Dressing Chic With a Chronic Disease
I loved the "Is Your Closet Too Old?" article in the May issue. I saw some of my own "mistakes", and I’d sure love to know how to remedy some more of them.
Many of us who read MORE are living with the challenge of a chronic disease. I’ve had multiple sclerosis for 11 years, and while my eyes gravitate toward heels, my legs say flats! I’d love to see an article featuring women with physical challenges, and how they can look more stylish too! I’m a nurse working 2 jobs, volunteer extensively with the National MS Society and am working on my Master’s. It would be a terrible hardship, but I’d be happy to volunteer for a Tim Gunn makeover!! Thanks for all you do to celebrate women!