I have been a regular GQ reader for a long time, but every now and again the latest fashions come second to real stories. I was taken aback by the transparency of Nick Smith’s editor’s letter, and I rode on every word. Well done to Nick for sharing such personal insights and reminding us there are more important things in life than seasonal trends. AMOS, VIA EMAIL Thanks for your letter. It’s true that life’s challenges, more than anything, are what make us who we are. By sharing our experiences, we can work to change things for the better, for everybody, and I think that’s the best version of being a gentleman. Meg Mason’s ‘Sheq’ column calling on dads to be just that is fantastic. Perfect and on point! DANIEL, VIA TWITTER Couldn’t agree more. And we’re happy to report the good lady Mason has nailed it again – see for yourself on p58.
Thank you for not only providing great material in your magazine, which is streets ahead of any other, but also for giving it to us in such a fantastic format. The ipad version is easy to use and the interactive measures really make it exciting to read. DIM, VIA EMAIL I always liked Ryan Gosling and after reading your feature, not only do I find him even more likable, but quite sensitive and honest, too. MICK, VIA GQ.COM.AU The Gos is perfect. Got it. Great to see Ryan front-and-centre – and a very well-written feature on him, too. Knowing what he went through to achieve success is something we could all adopt in our daily lives. It was interesting to read how his early rebellion boiled down to his feelings of “ambition”, which is a line that rings true in many people with a creative streak. A fascinating read. ADAM, VIA EMAIL Fantastic issue! Though I’m a bit over Gosling – couldn’t you have photoshopped a pot belly in there or something? I’m worried my girlfriend is paying those pages a little too much attention. CHRIS, VIA GQ.COM.AU We hear you, the man can do no wrong. And not to worry – we’re sure she’s reading it for the articles. Ryan Gosling is a real risk-taker and what an inspiration! Love the issue – such a good read! DORIANO, VIA GQ.COM.AU Really liked the health and fitness section, featuring Nick Jonas. Not that anyone would ever admit to Jonas envy, but the dude is testimony to a healthy lifestyle. JOHN, VIA EMAIL Gosling was a great choice, especially considering the way he challenges himself, takes risks and walks his own path. It’s something every man should do once in a while. HUMBERTO, VIA FACEBOOK