Book Notes: Martha Stewart

[AN: All notes are taken verbatim from the book. I claim no rights to them.]

Martha Stewart by Charles Shields

  1. Chapter 1: The Wrong Spoons
    1. Customers trust Martha more than their doctors
  2. Chapter 2: Growing up in Nutley, NJ
    1. Growing up, the house rule was “don’t cry”
      1. Was such an avid reader
      2. Even read the banned books
  3. Chapter 3: Trading Up
  4. Chapter 4: Catering & Entertaining
    1. Look up what type of fruit a quince is
  5. Chapter 5: Single & “Living”
    1. Martha and Andy were married for 27 years
    2. He left her
  6. Chapter 6: TV & Time Magazine
    1. Martha once hiked Mt. Kilermanjaro
    2. Interviewed Hilary Clinton
    3. Named one of “America’s 25 Most Influential People” by TIME mangazine
    4. Martha was said to be furious at the unauthorized biography Just Desserts
  7. Chapter 7: Just Dessertsto Shares
    1. Betty Crocker from Hell
  8. Chapter 8: From Westport to Westchester County
    1. No longer felt accepted by the community
    2. One neighborhood slammed that door in her face
  9. Chapter 9: Looking Ahead

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