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A reader writes:

What's all this beard stuff? Those of us amongst the beard impaired are plenty impressed with Robert Plant's. I can't grow a beard to save my life.  Once I was on a cruise for a week and thought I would try to give up shaving.  The result was a scraggily, greasy patch of silliness more at home on a high-school greaser than a 30+ gentleman like myself. Anyway, I'm not sure why you beard-able people need to lord it over us beard impaired folks with all of this hirsute frollicking cricketer stuff and awards and the like.

30+ ? Heh.

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