“Making Peace with an Enemy” was an interesting and moving memoir. I am curious to know if your stepmother knew this would be published? I write a blog about caregiving and struggle with how personal I should get, and whether I should be sharing it with my parents.
Thank you for your magazine. It is a superb resource in so many ways.
Hi, More staff,
I know this probably isn’t the right way to contact and compliment the editors, but I don’t have time to read magazines, and so I’m not joining the website. HOWEVER, I DO notice the COVERS of ladies’ magazines in stores and supermarkets, and just had to tell you I really appreciate More’s covers!
Why? Because you don’t oversexualize women, with cleavage hanging out all over the place and the sexiest poses possible, and your headlines are not all about sex. From Julianna Margulies to Madeleine Stowe to Kyra Sedgwick, you’ve done a fabulous job of showing these lovely women without capitalizing on sexdom! I’m not a stuffed shirt, but some top women’s mags have taken an angle very close to porn the last few years! I’m surprised, after all the work done by the feminist movement, to see women as more than sex objects, at the number of magazines by and for women that have begun placing so much value back on a woman’s worth based on what she does for her man in bed and how much skin is hanging out in the photo shoots.
Kudos, More magazine! I wish I did have time to read inside (well, sometimes I glance while at the store!). I never hear anything bad about it . . . like Cosmo’s sensationalized pushing of pornographic Q&A’s and advice.
Thanks again. These are covers that we don’t have to worry about our daughters seeing.
--Sheryl Young, Tampa, FL
I love reading your “Letter from the Editor” page each month — it’s so personable and not like the usual drab letters that editors usually write each month. It’s one of the reasons that I keep subscribing every year, so keep up the good work!
I had a hard time reading “Where Did Our Friendship Go Wrong?” I really wanted to speak to Jacquelyn Mitchard. I wanted to know how she would have a friend who’d raised her son to be so disrespectful. For him to say such an awful thing is reprehensible. For his mother is sit by and just shake her head is really sad to me. My son would never in the world have thought to say something like that. If he did, I would not just nod and shake my head. For both of them not to apolize was upsetting to me. I would never have a person like that in my life. I would have run far away from this so-called friendship years ago and never looked back.
Hi, Lesley —
Your Editor’s Letter in July/August 2012 (“Making Peace with an Enemy”) was a “rip it out” saver piece. Our paths are similar, and we’re the same age. Your words “crunching barefoot across the shards of a childhood shattered by my parents’ divorce” brought me to instant tears. I’ve never read 13 words that more aptly describe what it’s like for a child of divorce. What’s more, I have an “evil stepmother” who hates me and my brother to this day merely for our existence. She never accepted my father’s previous life. She made his life a living hell every time he tried to contact us. She couldn’t have children of her own, so it only made matters worse. He eventually gave up. The repercussions of his outreach to us just weren’t worth the fallout in his everyday life.
For the better part of 50 years, “evil stepmom” and I communicated just a handful of times. Ugly is the best description per encounter. That’s why I refuse to this day to give in to the “chuck-it-all urges” when things get tough in my own marriage (30 years and counting). I never want my children to experience the pain of divorce.