She claims to be the perfect homemaker, but a new book calls into question Martha Stewart as a perfect mother. And the author of this book? Martha's daughter, Alexis.
The 46-year old slams her famous parent in "Whateverland: Learning to Live Here," writing of her childhood: "If I didn't do something perfectly, I had to do it again. I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head."
Labeling the domestic television goddess as "not interesting in being kid-friendly," Alexis goes into detail about Martha's Christmas present philosophy (""She used to make me wrap my own presents...") and hypocritical shoe removal demands.
"My mother has a sign on all of her doors to take your shoes off," Alexis writes. "For god's sake! My mother's dogs p--s and s--t on her rugs and she's telling people to take their shoes off?"Alexis also crosses the TMI line with this entry:
"[She] always peed with the door open. I remember saying, 'You know, now I have friends over! You can't do that anymore! 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!'"
Still, despite this randomly published complaints, Alexis actually dedicates the memoir to her mother and says there are no hard feelings. Martha apparently agrees, saying of her child:
"She's her own person. She makes up her own mind."