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Martha Stewart's Daughter Reveals Not-So Perfect Childhood In Tell-All Book

Date October 03, 2011
Alexis Stewart Book What's living with Martha Stewart like? Well, according to her daughter Alexis, it wasn't exactly all crafts and Christmas magic.

According to the Daily Mail, Alexis is opening up about her childhood in a new book, 'Whateverland: Learning to Live Here.'

"If I didn't do something perfectly, I had to do it again... I grew up with a glue gun pointed...

Alexis Stewart Book What's living with Martha Stewart like? Well, according to her daughter Alexis, it wasn't exactly all crafts and Christmas magic.

According to the Daily Mail, Alexis is opening up about her childhood in a new book, 'Whateverland: Learning to Live Here.'

"If I didn't do something perfectly, I had to do it again... I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head," Alexis says in her new book out Oct. 18.

Alexis is Martha's only child. A divorced mother of one, she previously co-hosted radio and TV shows 'Whatever, Martha' and 'Whatever, You're Wrong!' on the Hallmark Channel. In 'Whatever, Martha,' Alexis and co-host Jennifer Hutt would make fun of old 'Martha Stewart Living' episodes and then try to cook or complete the project of the episode.

The domestic diva known for all things home wasn't exactly sensitive to the needs of a child, Alexis writes.

"Martha was not interested in being kid friendly,' Alexis says. "She used to make me wrap my own presents. She would hand me things right before Christmas and say, 'Now wrap these but don't look inside.'"

Forget the holidays, according to Alexis regular home life wasn't very typical. It seems Martha had a penchant for using the bathroom ... with the door open.

"Mother 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!"'

But Alexis could always count on her home to be filled with the wonderful joys of Martha's cooking, right? Well, not according to her book.

"There was never anything to eat at my house," she says. "Other people had food. I had no food ... There were ingredients but no prepared food of any kind."

Alexis writes Martha's parenting -- or lack thereof -- comes from the domestic goddess' own upbringing. One of six kids, Alexis says Martha grew up with nothing.

While talking about their neighbors, one of whom was a woman who was married to an wealthy unattractive man, Alexis says Martha gave her this little piece of advice: "[My] mother actually told me when I was a small child, 'Now Alexis, if this ever happens, you make sure you have sex with somebody else to have their baby. Don't have his baby.' She was very practical about it. It was a survival skill -- you have someone rich and ugly who takes care of you, and you have someone who's hot and makes attractive babies."

Tell us: What do you think of Alexis' claims?

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