“Thank you, Andre, for your total honesty—yours was a difficult and painful story”
Dell H. Gibson
San Antonio, Texas
I was so happy to read about Mr. Agassi and all of his good deeds. As a Las Vegas resident, I don’t really mind that Andre used crystal meth about 12 years ago. All that matters now is that he is a great guy who has built a school in one of our impoverished neighborhoods. Through the years he has been a wonderful role model to me and to our Las Vegas community. Cheers to Steffi for finding such a fantastic husband. And to his kids: Your Daddy truly does rock!
Las Vegas, Nev.
Andre Agassi belongs in the same tennis pantheon as my other favorites—Jack Kramer, Pancho Gonzalez and Steffi Graf (now his forever doubles partner). To me, he has just “aced” a major part of his personal background and is ready to face the world with a clean slate.
Moses P. Saldaña Sr.
As a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, I’ve always admired Andre Agassi because of his incredible tennis career. He also made me proud; he is an amazingly generous philanthropist for the children of my hometown. Now that he has revealed his weaknesses in his new book, I’m even prouder still. Thank you, Andre, for having the courage to share your personal demons with the world. You will always be Las Vegas’s favorite son.
Las Vegas, Nev.
I don’t want to see another cover story on a celebrity who didn’t appreciate his privileged life, who abused drugs and who now wants to make more money telling us all about it. Please, enough with the glamorization of selfishness.
Mission Viejo, Calif.
The photos of the athletes competing at the World Masters Games were great. Those seniors are role models for all of us. It’s stories like this that make People stand out from other magazines.
LAW & ORDER
While I was glad to see your salute to Law & Order’s 20th anniversary, it would have been nice to at least mention the late Jerry Orbach, who played Det. Lennie Briscoe from 1992 to 2004. He was a major character on the show, as well as one of my favorite actors.
Kristina St. Louis
Your interview with Amelia Earhart’s stepson George Putnam Jr. revealed what the film Amelia did not convey: that Earhart loved to be “hands-on” with her aircraft and felt most at home among other fliers, male or female.
Giacinta Bradley Koontz
REAL LIFE GOOD WIVES
Your article “Blindsided and Betrayed” was very interesting. After reading each story I found a common denominator: Each of those politicians was married to a smart, intelligent woman. They are all obviously very insecure men who cannot handle beauty and brains.
GURU UNDER FIRE
Fallout continues from last month’s tragedy near Sedona, Ariz., in which three people died and some 20 were hospitalized after a sweat lodge ceremony led by self-help guru James Arthur Ray. Two survivors have filed suit against Ray, as have relatives of victim Liz Neuman. The Lakota Nation has also sued, charging the desecration of a sacred rite and claiming Ray “committed fraud by impersonating an Indian.” Ted Schmidt, the lawyer for survivor Sidney Spencer, said, “This was totally preventable had just an ounce of common sense been applied by Mr. Ray, his staff and the builders of this death trap.” Ray has cancelled the rest of this year’s seminars and says he is devoting “all my energy to determine the facts surrounding the tragic accident.” The deaths are being investigated as homicides, but no charges have been filed.