Here is the deal: Most gals of a certain age have exchanged their rocking chairs for dancing shoes, and even at this age, we have reinvented ourselves. Many of us have found love again and enjoy fulfilling relationships. And can you believe that we even have sex!
There is no expiration date on life as you subtlely suggest in your magazine. What you are conveying is that at 70 we no longer care how we look or dress. Well, come to the North Fork of Long Island and meet us!
We 70-year-old gals may be over the proverbial hill, but guess what ? We are running down the other side while gals half our age are huffing and puffing trying to get up the hill.
Shame on you!
—Celia L. Iannelli, Long Island
When I first subscribed to your magazine, I was excited to find female-targeted publication that recognizes the existence and vitality of women over 40. Generally, I enjoy each issue, but the April 2012 publication actually angered me enough to write.
Your cover verbiage and photo certainly do emphasize the “style” of your masthead . . . attention-getter subjects such as anti-aging, fashion, living rich, burning calories and so forth, along with yet another magazine flaunting a photo of a popular actress.
But no mention of the lengthy article buried on page 102 about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which your writer even acknowledges as “(having) topped the Gallup Poll as the most admired woman in the world—for the 10th year in a row.”
C'mon! Women of style AND substance will buy a magazine that features a dynamic, powerful woman on the cover, even if she’s not an actress! Burying that article about Mrs. Clinton without even a cover mention, let alone a photo, is an affront to her and all of us who seek the “substance” in a publication you purport to have!
—Linda Davis, Inkom, ID
Re “Making Time for What Matters”: I have to say those four stories sent me soaring. I could relate to each one of them. Being a widow for over 20 years, living by the alarm clock, struggling to take time to slow down, and even adjusting to the fading sexual needs of my 75-year-old companion, I can see that each story touches a different time in my life. My children are grown, I still live alone (most of the time) and have cut back to part-time work. This gives me time to pursue my passion: painting and traveling with my friend. How wonderful to be able to look at some of these situations from a different perspective and realize that you can make lemonade out of lemons, no matter what time in your life.
Thank you for this absolutely wonderful issue, which is one of the best I’ve enjoyed.
Just as I was prepared to allow my subscription to lapse, your April 2012 edition arrived. With the exception of the “beauty advice,” I read this one from cover to cover and for the first time recommended it to my mother, then took my copy to my future mother-in-law. We are completely different women (engineer, nurse practitioner, firefighter) but unanimous in our appreciation of the content from “Am I a Good Mother?” all the way through to the memoir “The Caregiver Chronicles.” We felt included, in this issue, in that the things of importance in our lives mattered to other women as well. The article on Ms. Clinton was brilliant and opened my eyes to a different woman, to be admired rather than loathed. With that said, my subscription is renewed, and each of my “moms” has a gift subscription as well, although I would prefer to savor the time reading with the two great women in my life. By far your best issue yet! Keep up the good work!
—Kim, Altus, OK
Let me begin by saying I am not your typical More reader: I am a 62-year-old male. Your magazine has much of interest to anyone over 40, male or female, and I enjoy reading it every month (except for the “Beautybook” section).
Some comments about the April issue:
I liked Lucy Liu’s comment about people not being able to take a compliment: “They could just say, ‘Thank you.’ ”