Thank you for the beautiful cover photo of Prince Charles and Lady Diana (PEOPLE, Aug. 3). She is absolutely stunning, and he just charming. Don't they make a smashing couple?
Diane M. Werkheiser
Lehigh Valley, Pa.
One more story about Prince Charles and Lady What's Her Face and I will cancel my damn subscription.
John L. Czuba Jr.
After viewing the spectacularly splendid royal wedding on television, I was left wondering why the colonies rebelled. This event cost a pretty pence to be sure but was well worth it. Homemade Union Jacks are still hanging on front doors in this very rural community. I wish for Prince Charles and the Princess of Wales health, heirs and all the happiness they have brought me and the many others who tuned in the world over.
David M. James
Your article about the royal wedding and some of the people involved behind the scenes was very entertaining, but after watching the whole thing on TV, I still am curious about the man who did more sustained work and made more noise than anyone there. Who was that unsung hero, the organist?
He was Christopher Dearnley, the organist at St. Paul's Cathedral since 1968. Dearnley is a veteran of royal events, having in 1977 played for the Queen's Silver Jubilee and in 1980 for the service marking the Queen Mother's 80th birthday.—ED.
When I read about Joan Baez's recent tour in Latin America, I was saddened to think that this great lady feels the need to leave her own backyard and go to foreign lands to do what she does so well—speak out for the rights of others. In a way I really can't blame her because most of us did turn our backs on her in the '60s when she was fighting her heart out for us. Now that we are older and wiser we don't have her anymore, but I applaud her continuing courage.
Judith A. Reese
I too am a third ex-wife of a man as calculating and ruthless as Bob Morrison. It appalls me that he actually has written a book to teach men how to be "a son of a bitch" about divorce. I wonder how many ex-wives like myself saw in your article a diary of their own crumbled marriages to men like Morrison. It is unfortunate that the courts of this country do not see through these supersalesmen and prevent them from remarrying.
Bob Morrison sure has guts to do what he did, but he must have a screw loose to write about it. Morrison makes J.R. Ewing look like a gentleman.
Charles David Haskell
New York City
When is it going to stop? I'm referring to the line in your Vince Ferragamo story in which his wife, Jodi, says she misses having a dishwasher, garbage disposal and double sink in their suburban Montreal home. Are you trying to imply that we do not have such conveniences? Come on, Canadians also get caught in the trap of thinking materialism breeds happiness. However, if Vince Ferragamo leaves Montreal it won't be because he can't find all those wonderful gadgets in local stores. To survive here he must win. Touché!
Your article on Judy Mazel and the Beverly Hills diet was unfair. You include sketchy remarks from a Beverly Hills diet doctor who clearly feels he is in competition with Judy Mazel and a gynecologist who was obviously approaching the problem from the wrong end. Only recently I read that amphetamines for weight control have finally been made illegal in New York because they are dangerous—yet many of the doctors who have for years prescribed this drug are now "horrified" at Mazel's suggestion that we live off of fruits, nuts, vegetables and meat. People have died from amphetamines, but there is no record of anyone ODing on pineapple. Then when the AMA announces it has no intention of divesting its huge holdings in the tobacco industry, it makes you wonder if some of these doctors are more interested in finding cures or customers. Even your own article says the diet does work. You owe your readers a follow-up piece based on people who have benefited from the diet (I lost 47 pounds over five months and have never felt better in my life).
My husband and I have been on Judy Mazel's diet, and we feel great and look great! Both of us have lost more than 25 pounds, and the maintenance is working too. But, you report, "Experts say you might drop dead." Then I respond, "What a way to go." Meanwhile, it's grand to have zest and zing back in our lives (we're over the hill in our 50s).
San Leandro, Calif.
In the past our organization has been critical of PEOPLE for presenting one-sided stories of some popular health fads. Therefore we were particularly pleased to see the article on the Beverly Hills diet, which we feel is one of the most dangerous diets to come along in years. It was reassuring that you described the dangers of this diet, as well as its popularity.
American Council on Science and Health
New York City
It's so nice to see everyone in this issue with all their clothes on!