"I'm truly glad Jodie Sweetin has overcome her addiction. Now she can live a full and happy life"
Jodie Sweetin's honest account of her battle with meth addiction really touched home. My son was gripped by this deadly drug. In April 2007 he was hospitalized due to a meth overdose that left him in a persistent vegetative state. More awareness and education about this drug are truly needed. I congratulate Jodie for her bravery in telling her story.
As a lifelong fan of Full House and Jodie Sweetin, I was thrilled to see her on your cover. There have been many tragic stories about child stars and their battles with addictions—it is refreshing to see Jodie make it through with a happy ending. I wish her and her family a wonderful life.
'Shocking Weight Loss' is right. I was frightened by the way she appears in your story, and the fact that she says she had to clear up rumors about her being anorexic just shows I am not alone in thinking she has a problem. She states she intends to gain 5 or 10 lbs. back, but I think she would be better off if she gained more like 20. She definitely looked a lot better in your 'before' picture.
Thank you for the outstanding coverage of American Idol winner David Cook. From the stunning photos to the fantastic interview, you captured him perfectly—an articulate, witty, grounded artist. His fans have believed in him since they first heard him sing. And he carried himself with class and grace throughout the competition. No one deserves the Idol crown more than David.
I was so happy to hear about Angelina Jolie and her dad, Jon Voight, reconciling. They are both such awesome people, and life is way too short to carry hard feelings. I hope they can learn to be friends. There is nothing more important in this world than family.
Clear Lake, Iowa
Am I the only one who fails to see any beauty in gladiator shoes? Unless you are shooting a period film, there just is no right time, no right place for gladiator shoes, flat or heeled. Paired with formal wear? Please don't go there.
GIFT OF A NEW FAMILY
Readers were deeply moved by our story about Rick and Annette Friesen's adoption of Christina, a 15-year-old foster child who met Rick on a plane as she was traveling to live in a group home. "This article brought tears to my eyes," writes Eileen Waters of Capistrano Beach, Calif. "The Friesens have created a loving family for Christina, and thanks for their generosity should be shouted from the rooftops." Shani Jinks of Castro Valley, Calif., writes, "This story touched my heart in so many ways, and should inspire all those children in need of a family." Adds Edwyna Synar of Muskogee, Okla.: "These kids don't want fancy houses and lots of things—they only want parents to love them." Since our story ran, Christina has received her driver's license, had her braces taken off and made plans to visit her relatives this summer with Rick.
In our June 30 issue, we misspelled the name of Saturday Night Live writer Akiva Schaffer.
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