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Used to love it but it's gone south.,
This review is from: Woman's Day (1-year auto-renewal) (Magazine)
I've been reading this magazine for years and used to really love it. However, in recent months the editor-in-chief was replaced and I do not like the changes that have come about since then. The month of menus feature no longer features "Sunday Dinner" style recipes and in general fewer of the menus seem appetizing. The magazine used to include a few articles about parenting and children, which doesn't apply to me but before I definitely understood the need for them. Since the new editor there seem to be even more which means less content for those of us who have not had children or who have older children or empty nests. There seem to be more pages about clothes and makeup and shopping than before, and less content about living well from a non-materialistic viewpoint. Also, my favorite feature used to be their inspirational quotes on the last page which has now been replaced with "everyday things you should know how to do," which for me has not been a useful or enjoyable feature whatsoever, and I really miss being able to flip to that last page for a quick lift when I couldn't devour the entire magazine immediately. All in all I have been disappointed in every single issue I have received since the change in editors and will not be renewing my subscription.
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Initial post: Oct 1, 2010 1:27:18 PM PDT
Lynn Peterson says:
I too have subscribed to this magazine for years and am very, very disappointed with it since the new editor-in-cheif.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2013 2:59:52 PM PST
I also agree. When Elizabeth Mayhew became editor in chief I let my subscription run out because the magazine went downhill fast. I happened to pick up an issue at the doctor's office today and found out that Mayhew is gone and there is someone new....Susan Spencer I think. The magazine seemed better. I will look at a couple of issues at the library and see if it is back to the older, better way and if so, would subscribe again
Posted on Aug 8, 2013 6:37:37 AM PDT
art chick says:
I totally agree about the "new" editor, Ms. Mayhew, but she was replaced in 2012 with Susan Spencer.
Posted on Apr 19, 2014 10:38:04 AM PDT
I completely agree with all previous reviews. I especially enjoyed the inspirational quote, so with it gone, so is my subscription to the magazine! I'll be happy just reading my daily newspaper instead. Woman's Day will, hopefully, wake up and smell the coffee.
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