updated 03/09/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/09/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

Congrats to Rosie O'Donnell and Emme, who stand out from the crowd with their beautiful and positive personalities, showing that bigger can be as appealing as those waif-like toothpicks that magazines enjoy throwing in our faces. Show 'em what you've got, girls, and better yet, how to use it!

I enjoyed "My Fashion Rules." The women and the clothes were, for the most part, elegant and sophisticated. I do take offense at Priscilla Presley when she states she thinks "a little bit more of myself" than to wear jeans out to dinner. As a full-time working mother of two teenagers in a very active household, I consider myself lucky to be able to find the time to put on a pair of jeans and enjoy dinner with my family. I guess I am more concerned about the company I am with than what the lady at the next table is thinking about what I wear.
LISA CARNLEY, Lampasas, Texas

You do have some male readers—at least you did. So when does your Football Double Issue come out?
STEPHEN HACKETT, Dana Point, Calif.

If I want to read about sports, I'll subscribe to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, and if I want to read about fashion (which I don't), I'll subscribe to Vogue. On the other hand, reading this issue did help me get a really good nap.
BETH NASH, via e-mail

After being inundated with stories about the Clinton scandal, I found this issue a breath of fresh air.

I must say that if witnessing Karla Faye Tucker's execution was "the best 10 minutes" of Richard Thornton's life, he is to be pitied. I don't know if Karla Faye Tucker made it to heaven, but I do know that unless his attitude changes, he won't ever have the chance to find out.
NANCY BURROUGH, Fort Smith, Ark.

I know we live in a world that believes America's favorite pastime is suing someone, but we also know that if it weren't for the money and fame associated with the name Oprah Winfrey, she would not be in court for stating her opinion. She in no way defamed the beef industry, and last time I checked, we were still free to state opinions and make up our own minds without being hauled off to court.
DAWN LAMBES, Moraine, Ohio

"During a college summer," you say, "Starr sold bibles door-to-door and was good at it." Everyone remembers what a con game this was, played out on poor people across America. Looks like Starr has gotten better at the con game business, costing taxpayers $30 million for proving nothing in 3½ years.
WANDA B. SMITH, Holly Ridge, La.

I try to be honest in all things, but if someone other than my spouse asked me questions about my sex life, I'd probably lie too. When it comes right down to it, unless it involves an underage person or giving or selling security information, it's nobody's business.
JODI HENDON, Arlington, Texas

You guys missed the point. It is precisely because of his "straitlaced" religious background that Starr wants to find the truth. Despite the polls proclaiming support for Clinton, there are many of us out here who also seek the truth.

For those who wrote slamming the PEOPLE article about debutante Olivia Trapp: Lighten up! For a 16-year-old like myself, I found the article fascinating, not to mention a good lesson on something we barely hear about anymore. A debutante ball for a young society girl is no different than a high school student attending the prom or a movie star attending the Oscars.

Every single reader response assumed that Olivia Trapp is an ungrateful, spoiled brat. How can one presume to know what kind of person Olivia is or whether she volunteers her time and resources to charities? Personally, I know of ungrateful, spoiled brats who don't have near the wealth Olivia's family obviously does. I also know several "rich kids" who would make any parent proud. To reader Cynthia Kelson-Facteau: Olivia Trapp does live in the "real world." It is her world, and you need to get over the fact that it is totally different from yours.

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