Growing Up Stewart: Martha’s Daughter Paints Scathing Picture of Childhood

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Martha Stewart’s carefully constructed domestic empire has a few cracks in it–not that that bothers her much, anyway.

Stewart’s daughter, Alexis, has a tell-all book set to hit shelves Oct. 18 that will surely challenge Martha’s domestic diva title.

The book, titled Whateverland: Learning to Live Here, provides a firsthand account of Alexis’ Mommie Dearest-like childhood.

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Some confessions, such as the elder Stewart’s expectation of perfection, are unsurprising. “If I didn’t do something perfectly, I had to do it again,” writes the now 46-year-old mother. “I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head.”

Others are simply bizarre. “She used to make me wrap my own presents,” reveals Alexis. “She would hand me things right before Christmas and say, ‘Now wrap these but don’t look inside.'”

Still others downright shocking, even bordering on disturbing. For instance, Martha would never close the door when using the restroom.

“I remember saying, ‘You know, now I have friends over! You can’t do that anymore!'” writes Alexis, who also dedicated the book to her mother. “‘It’s gotta stop! My friends’ parents don’t do it! Give me a break here! I don’t feel like being embarrassed! It’s exhausting! I’m a kid! Stop!'”

Martha’s pets had similar bathroom behavior, reveals Alexis. Although she required all guests in her home to remove their shoes before entering, “My mother’s dogs p–s and s–t on her rugs.”

Despite the less-than-flattering portrayal by her daughter, Martha holds no hard feelings. “She’s her own person,” she says of Alexis, her only child. “She makes up her own mind.”

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outsider
outsider

I come in to celebrate a great victory, and everyone is mad a collie - again. 


Poos little man. 


And the Habs rock. 


And so does Price!

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@sacredhI hope that great come-from-behind W by the Heat helped ease your pain. 

TerryClifton02
TerryClifton02

The Obama Administration secretly released 36,000 criminal aliens back onto the streets. Collectively they account for over 88,000 crimes. Those convictions include 426 sexual assaults, 303 kidnappings, 193 murders, 1,317 domestic assaults, and 1,724 weapons offenses. 


This is a Willie Horton moment just waiting to happen, over and and over again! I'm just going to wait around to see how blame will be shifted away from Obama and Company. The spin starts here...lol..

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

The same ownership own Fox News. The sleaze doesn't fall far from the tree.

 http://time.com/99781/kate-middleton-phone-hack/

Kate Middleton’s Phone Was Hacked 155 Times by Tabloid Editor

Clive Goodman, a former editor at the now-defunct tabloid News of the World, admitted to hacking Kate Middleton's phone no less than 155 times, and intercepting the phones of Prince William and Prince Harry dozens of times

A former British tabloid editor admitted to hacking Kate Middleton’s phone a whopping 155 times on Wednesday.

fitty_three
fitty_three

Dear What Jeebus!

Can't we all just poff this idiot and spend our time on better things?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Can someone get Curly a Wahmbulance? He seems to be butthurt.

sacredh
sacredh

OT, but I have to go down and pick up my pain pills from the oral surgeon. I hope it wasn't any bother.

MrObvious
MrObvious

Sue thanks for the story. Worthless legislators hate nothing more than people smarter than themselves who won't plaster them with soft ball questions and treat them like they're straight from Gods hair.

They got it easy tho; for most part they're just derp to people who couldn't notice the difference between a good steak and cow dung - is I'm sure mr pretty hair didn't expect someone who knew the issue and would counter the nonsense.

Down in Texas people like you are truly 1 in a million.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Poor sad Fox Lemming. Do you ever get tired of making a fool of yourself?

http://www.factcheck.org/2010/09/did-the-stimulus-create-jobs/

As we have written before, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report in August that said the stimulus bill has "[l]owered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.8 percentage points" and "[i]ncreased the number of people employed by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million."

collioure
collioure

@outsider  

Hey, no one in their right mind would want to be loved by most of the ignoramuses here.

collioure
collioure

@outsider

Price was super and so Chicago does not have to be concerned about the Bruins this year. 

Rangers-Montreal - edge Canadiens

The Kings stayed alive for game 7 on Friday night.

Blackhawks beat Kings easily but vs Anaheim it's even-Steven.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@nflfoghorn  

He's from eastern Washington. They don't count. Literally, they can't count.  Numblys do not rub their legs like kittens;-)

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@TerryClifton02  

I want it noted: Obama Administration has been deporting people at a clip more than quadrupled what Bush was pulling.  This claim seems very much out of line with Obama's approach to illegal immigrants.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@MrObvious  Thanks. It was pretty clear that Hughes didn't expect me to know so much. Then again, he's one of those who don't believe women should work outside the home.

I enjoyed watching him squirm.

collioure
collioure

@mantisdragon91 @collioure

How about you read the news once in a while.

That's a hot story.

sacredh
sacredh

@nflfoghorn, they were also supposed to call me in A valium for before the surgery. There were three in the bottle.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@collioure  Since you probably hate it that there's a blah man in the White House, you're apparently incapable of recognizing truth.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@collioure Actually it did exactly what it was supposed to, That is why they knew a year later how many jobs were created. Better lies please

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@collioure @mantisdragon91@TerryClifton02Amusingly even Fox Hosts know a lie when they see one


The Five Co-Hosts Bob Beckel And Dana Perino Agree That Clip Of Obama Was Deceptively Edited

Fox's Beckel: "I Have Been Told Not To Criticize Our Own Show, But That Edit Of Barack Obama Was One Of The Most Out Of Context." During the segment, co-host Bob Beckel criticized The Five for taking the President's comments out of context to misconstrue his remarks as supporting the release of criminals. [Fox News, The Five, 5/14/14]

Fox's Perino: "I Don't Necessarily Think That Is What President Obama Was Talking About." Co-host Dana Perino pushed back on the false assertion that Obama's comments addressed the CIS report and agreed with Beckel, noting that although "President Obama actually has some good numbers on deportation," he "doesn't define the populations well." Perino went on to say the administration bears some "responsibility" for the problem with passing immigration reform but that "those particular individuals are not one of them." [Fox News, The Five, 5/14/14]

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@collioure  

I've seen the story sitting on the news reel, I've seen nothing that claimed it was a pay equality issue.  Not saying it isn't, but when the general set of outlets isn't saying it, I have a hard time taking your word for it.

collioure
collioure

@mantisdragon91 @collioure 

Better yet let us know how Rachel presents this.

And when.

collioure
collioure

@mantisdragon91  

Just you.

You are what you post.

Party hack, fraud, moron and liar all in one.

A truly pathetic creature.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@collioure @mantisdragon91@nflfoghorn 

You calling anyone else a party hack, fraud, moron and liar, is identical to Cliven Bundy calling others racist

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@collioure @nflfoghorn I didn't call you a racist.  I simply said you "probably hate it that there's a blah man in the White House."  Stop misquoting me, moron.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@collioure @mantisdragon91@nflfoghorn

No you just quote ones from the right. When you even bother to support your fraudulent claims at all.
 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@collioure @mantisdragon91 

No idiot. In other words they created from 2 to 4.8 million new full time equivalent jobs. By the second quarter of 2010. And reduced the unemployment percentage between .7 and 1.8 points

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Increased the number of people employed by between

1.4 million and 3.3 million, and Increased the number of full-time-equivalent jobs by 2.0 million to 4.8 million compared with what would have occurred otherwise (see Table 1). 

(Increases in FTE jobs include shifts from part-time to full-time work or overtime and are thus generally larger than increases in the number of employed workers).

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Estimating the law’s overall effects on employment requires a more comprehensive analysis than can be achieved by using the recipients’ reports. 

Therefore, looking at recorded spending to date along with estimates of the other effects of ARRA on spending and revenues, 

CBO has estimated the law’s impact on employment and economic output using evidence about the effects of previous similar policies and drawing on various mathematical models that represent the workings of the economy. 

On that basis, CBO estimates that ARRA’s policies had the following effects in the second quarter of calendar year 2010

They raised real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP) by between 1.7 percent and 4.5 percent, 

Lowered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.8 percentage points,

collioure
collioure

@mantisdragon91 @collioure  

That must be why they made so many jokes about it.  For example, at the annual press corps dinner.  There were hardly any shovel-ready projects.  We reviewed some of the spending together.  Most of it was pure pork.

You act as if you are an expert on Fox News Channel, but you never watch.  You post the twisted and biased blurbs of other ultra-partisans.

Mantis, you're just a party hack and a fraud.