For May 19, 2014
‘Michelle Knight writes from her heart and soul’
Mary Ellen Lukasiewicz
In all the years I have read and enjoyed your magazine and website, I have never been compelled to write to you before now. Your cover story on Michelle Knight, and the incredible resilience she has shown in the aftermath of such a horrific ordeal, is truly a testament to the human spirit. Her survival instincts, and the gratitude she feels in spite of what she’s been through, make her a hero in my eyes. This woman tops all the celebrities who have graced your cover because of her amazing courage, heart and sheer determination to survive.
Oak Park, Ill.
What a remarkably strong woman Michelle Knight is. I read the excerpts from her book in this week’s issue with tears running down my face. I have faith that she, Amanda and Gina are all going to be just fine. They are truly an inspiration!
There are people who value peace, and I know that is what Michelle Knight is about. I hope true fairness happens for her in her life from now on.
Susan Ray via People.com
In the story on Prince Harry‘s recent breakup from Cressida Bonas, you write, “Harry partied like a librarian.” Librarians aren’t all sticks in the mud. We know how to get down too!
Cressida was smart to get out of that situation. She’s a Leeds University graduate with skills in marketing, and she studied dance. Prince Harry likes to party, drink and flirt. No woman is going to put up with that. Harry really lost a gem in Cressida Bonas. Good luck to both of them.
Dee Crawford via People.com
Ten minutes into my first episode of Mad Men, I became attracted to the man playing Don Draper. Six years later I am still totally enamored of the intelligent, comedic (SNL), dog-loving, sensitive, one-woman man who is Jon Hamm. His picture adorns my cubicle at work, and when it catches my eye, I just look at him wistfully and wink. Jennifer, you are one lucky lady!
Susan Beacht via e-mail
Other Cleveland Kidnap Victims Honored
It’s been a year of healing for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, who—along with Michelle Knight (above), our cover story subject for the May 19, 2014, issue—were held captive and tortured by Ariel Castro for years inside his Cleveland home. We featured the three women’s harrowing escape in our May 20, 2013, issue. Berry and DeJesus were honored on May 6 for their perseverance in the face of years of imprisonment. The two were presented with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Hope Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. “It’s an honor to be here tonight,” Berry, with DeJesus at her side, said to a packed house. “If I could say only one thing it would be this,” she continued. “Never give up hope, because miracles do happen.” DeJesus added, “Always believe in hope.”
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