It can’t be easy being the daughter of Martha Stewart. But in her new book, Whateverland: Learning to Live Here, 46-year-old Alexis Stewart says it was far worse them we imagined. “I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head,” she said. “If I didn’t do something perfectly, I had to do it again … Martha was not interested in being kid friendly. 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.’ ” Some other revelations in the tome include that Martha liked to pee with the door open and that her mom refused to buy her a bra when she was a teen. Of course, Alexis also has nice things to say about her mom. But those aren’t nearly as fun to the press. [People]
With this book, Alexis has joined the infamous rank of celebrity family members who have written tell-alls about the more famous members of their bloodline. After the jump, many more.
Jason Moore, Paris Hilton‘s former manager, takes credit for turning “this blond piece of clay into a global icon.” And now, he’s pitching a book to publishers called Controlling Chaos, that describes exactly how he “sculpted” Paris into a superstar. He claims that the tome is a “business” book, but we bet Jason is going to be a lot more interesting than your average business writer because Paris, in her infinite wisdom, never made him sign a confidentiality agreement. Oops! Keep reading »
Note to all the overbearing bosses out there: don’t piss off your assistants, or else they’ll write a thinly-veiled, scathing tell-all book about you and call it fiction. Years ago, we learned all about impossible-to-please Vogue powerhouse Anna Wintour after reading The Devil Wears Prada. Soon, we’ll know what it’s like to work for an overly-tan, washed-up celebrity publicist—Lizzie Grubman. Remember her? She ran over a group of people in her SUV and didn’t even try to brake? Well, anything that’s left of Lizzie’s credibility is about to be demolished by her former assistant, Robert Rave. Rave’s novel, Spin, documents the trials and tribulations of a young assistant working for a cocaine-snorting PR bitch who (shocker!) resembles Grubman. It comes out next month, and just because he’s calling it fiction doesn’t mean it won’t be filled with real-life experiences of Robert getting verbally abused. [Gawker]
Oh, but Robert is not the only insider letting the juicy details fly. Here is the next wave of celebrity tell-alls in the works. Keep reading »