I can't understand why Nicky Hilton would want to get married in Las Vegas of all places, when she can afford to choose any place in the world that would have been better. And then to top it off she left her parents out of it. How selfish of her to take away her father's opportunity to walk his daughter down the aisle. Unfortunately he'll probably get another chance someday, since this marriage probably won't last.
Kansas City, Mo.
Thank you for putting Nicky and Paris Hilton on the cover. I am very happy for Nicky, and I think it's perfectly fine if she gets married in Las Vegas. I think she looked gorgeous, and all that matters is if you are happy, and she is. Just because you get married in Las Vegas and don't wear a white wedding dress doesn't mean that the relationship isn't going to work out. Congrats, Nicky!
The ubiquitous (and vapidly uninteresting) Hilton girls on your cover, with the death of Julia Child relegated to page 97? Julia Child changed the way America thought about food and inspired countless Americans—myself included—to become a saucier apprentice. She was down-to-earth (I knew her in Cambridge), accessible, winsome and charming. Julia Child is an American treasure. PEOPLE has once again chosen the moronic over the iconic.
Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Can PEOPLE please find someone more interesting and noteworthy than Paris and Nicky Hilton for the cover? Who cares about these rich girls with no talent anyway?
Hooray for Jane Pauley! I am bipolar. Many who suffer from the condition, including myself, have lost jobs, marriages, custody of their children and even their freedom, due to outdated fears and pervasive ignorance. Unfortunately those in need of help are least able to afford competent help. Jane never had to worry about falling through the huge crevasses in the system. It's time for more well-known, talented and creative individuals to advocate loudly for the rest of us.
I want to thank Jane Pauley and PEOPLE for helping to remove the mystery and stigma of mental illness. As the chief operating officer for a large behavior-health center in South Florida, I applaud Ms. Pauley for her courage and strength in an effort to bring this subject to the forefront. Hopefully her book will inspire more people to get treatment and encourage new health care reforms. I wish Ms. Pauley continued success and thank you for this heartwarming and encouraging story.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Lance Armstrong is no hero. He is a gold-plated jerk. Wonder what his ex-wife Kristin was thinking, looking at his photo with Sheryl Crow? She bore him three beautiful children, nursed him through testicular cancer, and what does she end up with? Speaking of children being fond of Sheryl, 2-and 4-year-olds are often fond of anyone entertaining them. Lance needs to quit thinking of himself, get off the bike and consider his children's future. Maybe the children would be better adjusted with a father at home instead of with frequent visitation.
Fort Worth, Texas
REGARD FOR LACI
PEOPLE should show a little more respect for Laci Peterson and her family. Couldn't you have found a better way to describe the prosecution's case other than "dead in the water"?
A WOMAN SCORNED
Having walked in Dina McGreevey's shoes, I find it neither courageous nor particularly honest that New Jersey governor James McGreevey confessed publicly about his homosexuality. A brave man would not have waited until he was about to be outed by an alleged former lover, regardless of the potential political repercussions. An honest man with any integrity would have told Dina before the marriage, so she could have had the chance to make a more informed decision on their possible union and its chances of success.
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