“Letter writing is nearly a lost art in this age of telephones and easy travel, and the receipt of written correspondence that is detailed and witty is a lost pleasure.
“As a result, when Ms. magazine began publishing in 1972, few of us who were on the staff were prepared for the experience of reading the rich variety of the letters that were addressed to the editors. They allowed us to get to know thousands of our readers on a level of intimacy that one shares with only a few real-life friends. . . . Ms. was founded to give voice to the concerns of a movement, and the letters help us fulfill that purpose.”
—Mary Thom (1944-2013), writer and former Ms. Magazine executive editor, in Letters to Ms., 1972-1987 (1987) (NYTimes obit)-->
• Editorial Comment: Note to self: Drop mom a line.
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