"With her refreshing honesty and earthy wit, Bethenny Frankel proves that she is a real survivor"
Bethenny, by turning your life around you have shown the world that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. And, of course, one of your great rewards is your adorable daughter Bryn. May you and your wonderful new family enjoy many years of peace, love and happiness.
Putting Housewife Bethenny Frankel on the cover can only be called a major blunder. Like all the rest of these so-called reality stars, she is brash and clueless. I bet you I am not the only reader who, frankly, doesn't give a fig about Bethenny.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Bethenny Frankel has made many wonderful choices in her new life. Her courageous decision to eliminate the bad influences rather than empowering them has given her so much more time to enjoy what is really good in the world. I am delighted that she finally has a family of her own.
It was heartbreaking to read about the harsh details of Bethenny Frankel's troubled childhood. I can't even imagine living through something like that, but Bethenny has emerged a stronger woman. In the long run, this will make her a better and more loving mother to her daughter Bryn.
COPING WITH LUPUS
As a woman who has had an extremely difficult time with lupus for approximately 30 years, I very much appreciated the acknowledgement by Snoop Dogg and his wife, Shanté, that this chronic immune disorder often places a strain on the entire family. Lupus is not a disease like cancer that constantly gains national attention. By sharing his daughter Cori's struggle with the illness, Snoop Dogg has provided some desperately needed awareness about this painful affliction.
Reading your article about Snoop Dogg's daughter having lupus brought to mind my brother, who lost his battle with systemic lupus in 1981 at the age of 27. Doctors had a hard time diagnosing him because the disease is more common in women. Please let your readers know that lupus can strike anyone: man, woman or child.
FOX AND GREEN WEDDING
I've never written to you before, but I just had to comment on the romantic pictures of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's wedding in beautiful Hawaii. The lovely photos of their intimate ceremony prove once again that less is more.
The simple wedding ceremony of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green was the very antithesis of most celebrities' ostentatious and over-the-top events. Fox and Green seem to understand the importance of keeping it real. The rest of Hollywood should take note.
Scotts Valley, Calif.
Thank you for the interview with Rebecca Budig. I have admired her since her debut as Greenlee Smythe on All My Children in 1999. I met Ms. Budig recently at the Beverly Center shopping complex in Los Angeles, and she chatted and joked with me as if we had been friends for years. I wish this special lady much happiness!
Los Angeles, Calif.
WEIGHT LOSS BRIDES
In your article about the Weight Loss Challenge Brides, bride Stephanie Cerreta is described as a "vegetarian," but her dietician has her "eating green salads with tomato and tuna." For your information, most folks who consider themselves genuine vegetarians do not eat fish.
Many a sweet tooth (including mine) has gladly surrendered to the tempting goodies at Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro's family business Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, N.J. Many kudos to Buddy and his devoted employees for carrying on a proud family tradition.
In our July 19 issue we incorrectly printed the name of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. We regret the error.