The magazine is MORE, but I can do with much LESS of highlighting the traitor Jane Fonda. She is in great shape and looks wonderfully young—how about the poor POWs she screwed up during the Vietnam war? Guess you are too young to remember the harm and beating these poor guys endured after her jaunt around. It may help to do some research to educate the readers about her past. Doubt if any of our military is laughing with her. I will now cancel my subscription. Please remit a refund.
I enjoyed the piece on Chelsea Handler, but I wish that just once, when a journalist notes that the subject of an interview "doesn't consider herself a feminist," the statement is further explored. Does Handler believe that men are superior to women? Does she believe that a woman's place is in the home? Does she believe that the world would be a better place if women didn't have the vote? What?
Feminism at its base is about self-determination. Journalists need to stop accepting the "I'm not a feminist" line at face value and dig into what women really mean when they say that.
I am on the train from NYC to CT reading your Letter from the Editor entitled "The Contradictions of Aging." I am 44, and my mom is 85. To this day, people stop my mom in stores, etc., and ask if they can photograph her. She is so beautiful inside and out. I credit my mom with teaching me, by example, how to age gracefully. (On a funny side note, I have given her More magazine to read a few times. While she likes it, she wishes there were a magazine like More for her age group! If I had the gumption, I would try to pitch that idea, but I'm too tired. I said I reached “total aging acceptance nirvana,” but I didn't say I'm not tired!)
The line I learned from my mom and will carry with me for the rest of my life is, “Aging ain't for sissies!”
My mom has taught my sister and me (and two brothers :) ) to be content in whatever stage of life we are in. Both of my parents encouraged balance in our lives. In all things, moderation. They taught us to laugh, pray, get plenty of sleep and enjoy a glass of wine or a sweet when needed.
I have watched my body, skin, hair and nails change ever so slightly each year, but feel it is perfectly balanced with the casual confidence I have found at 44 vs. 24. Each year seems to get better and better, as my emotional struggles seem to melt away.
Don't know if you will even see this message. I just felt compelled to share. You did say to contact you if we have reached “acceptance nirvana,” so I figured I'd take you up on that. Maybe I should check back with you at 50, 60, 70 and 80 to see if I am still in acceptance, but so far so good!
Thanks for such heartfelt Letters from the Editor!
“Letter from the Editor is my favorite page in More magazine. It's similar to Oprah's back page, but I relate to it more.
I like More magazine and the idea of having a magazine for mature women. Because you are marketing a magazine for women over 40 (I’m 51), the print size needs to be larger. Some of the articles contain small print that doesn’t even read well with prescription reading glasses. As we age, the ability to read very small print decreases for most people. Think of trying to read the small print on a pill bottle! I have normal vision for my age but struggle with some of the articles. Please consider making the print size slightly larger because of the age of your audience. Thank you for your time.
I have been a subscriber for two years plus and love your magazine—I have included two of my friends in my subscription renewals. I almost want to cancel my subscription in protest because of your choice of Chelsea Handler on the cover. More is about women empowering one another and those around them, about great women doing great things, big and small. Chelsea Handler is about bringing people down and stomping on them in the name of "entertainment" and foremost to line her pockets.