Martha Stewart Responds To Daughter's New Book

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You don't do stuff to Martha Stewart and then wipe your hands on the curtains.

And you don't write a book questioning her motherhood skills.

Still, I must say Martha is being very cool about her daughter's new tome that takes swipes at her without spraying her with Fantastik afterward.

On her Hallmark Channel today, Martha says:

"Well there's a real buzz in the air, can you hear it? I think so. The studio is buzzing, my BlackBerry is buzzing. I get a little 'ping ping' like every five minutes. The Internet is buzzing, and it's all because of my daughter Alexis. She's at it again. Whateverland: Learning to Live Here.

"You think that now she's a mom, she's a grown-up; that she would have sort of figured it out? Well, she hasn't. And she and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt, her radio partner on Whatever, they have written a book.

"I got an advanced copy and I actually read the book ... oh, maybe about a month or a month and a half ago. I didn't know that it was even coming. I had heard about a book but it's all about growing up. And fabulous pictures by the way. And it is hilarious and it is enlightening and it's full of funny stories. It's not an autobiography. Let's get that straight right now. It touches on everything: food, fashion, cleaning, organizing, and me. It's irreverent and it's lots of fun.

"Remember that Whatever, [Martha] show that those girls had on TV? That was my idea. You know, making fun of good things is a good idea. Well, Alexis, I had called her this morning and said, 'What is the funniest part of the book?' She had given these answers. She sat for an interview to Us Weekly, and they chose not to print her answers for some reason."

Martha reading from a piece of paper: "One question, 'There was never anything to eat at my house. Other people had food. I had no food. ... There were ingredients but no prepared food of any kind.' Her [Alexis's] answer: 'And that is how my house is today. Turned out to be a good thing.'"

To camera: "Yes if you wanted to eat when she was growing up, you had to cook something. That was the whole idea. She is a superb cook."

Martha reading from a piece of paper: "Umm ... let's see ... 'Martha does everything better! You can't win! If I didn't do something perfectly, I had to do it again. ... I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head.' And Alexis's answer: 'Obviously what I say in this book is an exaggeration of the truth. I'm not sure if there were glue guns when I was a kid.'"

Martha Stewart to camera: "And she's right, there were not any glue guns. She was 20 something when I first started working with glue guns and making my Christmas book. And she says, 'I definitely prefer to have a mother who is good at things than the alternative.'

"The best thing of all is Halloween. ... She wrote: 'Halloween was also a grim affair: There were no costumes. There was no anything. We turned off all the lights and pretended we weren't home.' And so her answer is: 'Oh, OK. I left out the years when my mother made me costumes on the sewing machine. Or let me wear all of my grandmother's fabulous costume jewelry when I was very young and was a gypsy for Halloween. It was kind of fun pretending no one was home. No one else did that or would admit that they did it. And I still do it till this day.'"

Martha Stewart: [Laughs.] "I must have instilled in her some good habits. She's tall, beautiful, gorgeous, and mother of baby Jude and that's all that counts. The book is out late October wherever books are sold. I encourage you to buy it, read it, and make it a bestseller."

And don't overcook your cassoulet. It gets runny!



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Just another one trying to create a little media buzz. The lengths these people will go to get their names out there.Martha built an empire and she never claimed to be Olivia Walton .

Ani B.
Ani B.

I used to loathe Martha- now I just love her! Great classy response of a TRUE MOM- make sure that the critical book written by her beloved daughter is a BEST SELLER, even at her own expense! What a GREAT mom!

Randa
Randa

For those of you who are saying Alex is a horrible person: Well, who created her??

Vmta
Vmta

I will never forget I took a part time job because my exhusband would never help out It was a night job Med Tec taking care of sick people. My child looked me dead in the face and said why dont you ever do that for me that was my last day working he was 3. I guess it goes without saying . Love Martha I do admit she has a great sense of humor.

Donna
Donna

Just another one trying to create a little media buzz. The lengths these people will go to get their names out there.......Martha built an empire and she never claimed to be Olivia Walton.    

Kari Ambriz
Kari Ambriz

What an ungrateful "b" of a daughter! She even admits she exaggerated the whole thing!

Gregorama
Gregorama

What a thankless little twat.  Wonder if she scribbled this shit from her $9 million dollar Tribeca co-op or her $6 million dollar Hamptons spread.....provided by Martha Dearest.  That "Whatever" show is absolutely unwatchable crap.  But it wouldn't even be on without the imprimatur of Martha.  On the few episodes I watched, she and her beefy sidekick continued to take swipes at MS.  That was bad enough.  And now we're treated to her bitter laundry-airing, in her continued attempt at finding a career.  She's a spoiled, humorless, nasty, middle-aged brat who has no compunction about bellying up to the Martha Stewart trough.  And this is the thanks that Martha gets?  Whatever, indeed....

Melinda9
Melinda9

In an interview I read, Martha said she came up with the Whatever, Martha idea when she was watching MST3K which I thought was cool. When I watched it, it wasn't very funny, however - Alexis is not a good comic.

Holly Van Voast
Holly Van Voast

Madonna and Martha — I love when their fam fam spill the beans.

Bethesda
Bethesda

What a surprise! Martha was a cold, controlling mother who competed with you, made you work your ass off, and deprived you of fun!

Your "Celebrities shouldn't have children" column from last week is sounding more and more true.

Narz
Narz

Sounds like she's trying to take the high road, but can't quite get there. Love that Martha.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

...even though Martha sorta milked the "whateverhuhname-crocheting,'for meee!'-jailbird" into a my dignity thang.. for whatever it's worth...did the precious daughter say anything (publicity/newsworthy) at the time?

[Note to self]...teach Savannanhaha-Tina-Edina-Murphy II how to make egg roll for Mr. Goldstone.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Amen! 

Plus..."Yes if you wanted to eat when she was growing up, you had to cook something. That was the whole idea."  

Good for you, Martha!!  When I turned about 9yrs old, I was immediately taught how to cook my own breakfast on Saturdays...no sitting around waited to be served...the adults in my house had plenty to do on Saturdays.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

..and though this was before "microwave/Jetson/cooking-by numbers/little kid", it was cooking  'dangerous' although no one thought it was then...or now.,really.if  you teach 'em correctly.

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