October 3rd, 2011
03:18 PM ET
A new tell-all book by Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis has been excerpted by U.K. paper the Daily Mail, People reports, and it sounds like it's a doozy.
"Martha does everything better! You can't win!" Alexis, 46, writes of mom Martha, 70, in “Whateverland: Learning to Live Here.”
The scathing tome comes as no surprise, considering Alexis has made a career of mocking her mother on the show “Whatever, Martha.”
"If I didn't do something perfectly, I had to do it again. I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head," she laments in the book.
Among other claims, Alexis says holidays in the Stewart home were less than picture-perfect. There was no Halloween in their household (“We turned off all the lights and pretended we weren't home"), and Martha would make her wrap her own Christmas gifts. “She would hand me things right before Christmas and say, 'Now wrap these but don't look inside.'”
She also divulges that Martha was a hoarder who “always” went to the bathroom 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!”
If you’re not scandalized yet, you might be when you hear that according to Alexis, Martha refused to buy her pubescent daughter a bra.
Even after all the accusations, Alexis, now a mother herself, dedicated the book to her mom. She writes in the foreword: "Thanks in advance to my mother for not getting angry about anything written in this book."
The domestic diva has issued a statement of support, saying of her daughter, "She's her own person. She makes up her own mind."
If you want all the gritty details on Alexis’ New York City childhood, you can pick up her book on October 18.
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