Martha Stewart has no hard feeling toward her daughter Alexis for taking jabs at her parenting skills in a new tell-all book. Instead of being offended, the famous domestic diva praised "Whateverland: Learning to Live Here" on Hallmark Channel's "The Martha Stewart Show".
During the Tuesday, October 4 episode, the TV host first addressed the media frenzy her daughter's book has sparked. "Well there's a real buzz in the air, can you hear it? I think so," she said. "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."
Martha continued to share, "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." Saying that the book contains "fabulous pictures," she gushed, "And it is hilarious and it is enlightening and it's full of funny stories."
The 70-year-old went on to stress that the tell-all book, which will be published on October 18, is "not an autobiography, let's get that straight." She furthermore added, "It touches on everything; food, fashion, cleaning, organizing and me. It's irreverent and it's lots of fun."
While she has nothing but good words for the book, Martha did clarify some points in the book. On Alexis' claim there was never anything to eat in their home, she explained, "Yes, if you wanted to eat when she was growing up, you had to cook something. That was the whole idea. [And today Alexis] is a superb cook."
Martha also got some help from Alexis in setting the record straight. In one passage of the book, Alexis said, "I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head." About the quip, she explained, "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. I definitely prefer to have a mother who is good at things than the alternative."
In another passage, Alexis recalled that Halloween was a grim affair in their house. Of it, she said, "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."