I did the survey, but didn't really get a chance to express my issue with page 128 of the Sept. 2011 issue. Re: the nude bodysuit. "Fur is back in fashion. Whether it's real or faux, wear a little or a lot." Really!!! This is very insensitive and I imagine many readers would take issue with this. As I said in the survey, More is getting more superficial (more about fashion and makeup) and less substance. Please get back to why this magazine was created in the first place. Stay true to your original goals.
Reading the interview with Liz Cheney, I see that we both love our father very much and that we both want our country to be safe. But neither of these admirable convictions can excuse the heinous torture called "waterboarding." This simulated drowning causes extraordinary physical and psychological pain, and it can even lead to permanent organ damage and death. Would we want our own loved ones subjected to it, were they prisoners of war? We are supposed to be a civilized nation in which there is never, and never will be, any excuse for torture.
--Elizabeth Grubgeld, Stillwater, Oklahoma
It has been a very long time that I have wanted to and enjoyed reading a magazine from cover to cover...but now there's More!
I am truly happy to turn the pages of this magazine with anticipation of delight to discover yet another informative, inspiring or interesting article, tidbit of information, recipe, book selection or lesson on fashion and style. I am also thrilled to see the models in the advertisements resemble me, now, not from 20 years ago!
Below are just a few of my opinions and comments. I couldn't decide which to submit, so I figured I send all three and let you decide.
1) I read the September issue from cover to cover then over again. I thank you for every article, including your choice of advertisers. I was especially inspired by the article “Do you have what it takes to work for a Nonprofit?” I have often wanted to add more fulfillments to my life and dreamed of how I could devote my time and make a true contribution to a cause I believe in. Thank you for showing me the steps to making an informed decision a reality.
2) I love, love, love “More now”! Goo-Gle-Hei-Mer’s? Really? It’s a condition that is shared by many!
3) Reading the article under the fang club, entitled “Maybe Barnabas Was Worth It” about Josette DuPres, brought back great memories of "Barnabas Collins" in Dark Shadows. Though it has been over 40+ years, just seeing his face and hearing his name catapults me back to a wonderful time in my pre-teen years...racing home (along with my sisters and girlfriends) to tune in at 4:30 to swoon over "the Edward" and “Bella” of our time. We still love you Barnabas!
I have noticed there seems to an inordinate number of right-wing women profiled in your magazine under the guise of them being feminists. You are one hair sprayed, bottle blonde hair from losing a loyal reader. Any woman who refers to other women as "wimp girls" is just an older version of the mean girl clique in high school. Broads are tough women who get the job done without self-aggrandizing and making others women feel "less than." All that money she raised for Meg Whitman should have gone to the battered women she pre ports to help. Between her and Dick Cheney's daughter's delusional rant, I am starting to wonder if your magazine is just going to come out with a blatantly right-wing agenda any day now.