Alexis Stewart, daughter of home maven Martha Stewart, is lashing out against her mother in her new book, Whateverland: Learning to Live Here. In the book — on shelves Oct. 18 — Alexis rips on everything from her mother’s parenting skills to her bathroom habits.
“Martha does everything better! You can’t win!” her daughter wrote. “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 blasts her Mommy Dearest for coming up way short in the parenting department. “Martha was not interested in being kid-friendly,” Alexis, 46, wrote of her 70-year-old mother. “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.’”
“[She] always peed with the door open,” Alexis added of her mom’s bathroom routine. “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!’”
More on Martha, and what she has to say about the book, after the jump.
“My mother has a sign on all of her doors to take your shoes off,” Alexis wrote. “For god’s sake! My mother’s dogs [expletive] and [expletive] on her rugs and she’s telling people to take their shoes off?”
However, Stewart told fans to read Whateverland as a satire, not an autobiography. “[W]hateverland is my daughter Alexis’ book with Jennifer Hutt- it is hilarious, enlightening, and a grand satire on growing up -fun to read!!!” she tweeted on Oct. 1. “the book whateverland should be read as a satire- not an autobiography- it is funny.”