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by Jerry Oppenheimer

Category: Historical
Subcategory: Romance
Author: Jerry Oppenheimer
ISBN: 0380731649
ISBN13: 978-0380731640
Language: English
Publisher: Avon Books; 1st Printing edition (May 1, 1998)
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Jerry Oppenheimer is an American author who has written several unauthorized biographies of public figures including Hillary and Bill Clinton, Anna Wintour, Rock Hudson, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters, Ethel Kennedy, Jerry Seinfeld and the Hilton f. .

Jerry Oppenheimer is an American author who has written several unauthorized biographies of public figures including Hillary and Bill Clinton, Anna Wintour, Rock Hudson, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters, Ethel Kennedy, Jerry Seinfeld and the Hilton family. During Clinton's 2000 Senate Election, Oppenheimer wrote the book State of a Union: Inside the Complex Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Just Desserts - Martha Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography. You'll want to wear old clothes: Jerry Oppenheimer's biography of Style Doyenne Martha Stewart is a frenzy of mudslinging

Just Desserts - Martha Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography. You'll want to wear old clothes: Jerry Oppenheimer's biography of Style Doyenne Martha Stewart is a frenzy of mudslinging. With chapter titles like "A Dysfunctional Family," you know exactly what to expect-but Stewart is such a big, fat target that the book is entertaining anyway. Obviously, the architect of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is no sweetheart. Control issues? You don't say).

Martha Stewart - Just Desserts reveals the secrets of Stewart's disturbing childhood, her tempestuous marriage and ugly divorce, and her Mommy Dearest relationship with her only child. Oppenheimer recounts a classic Cinderella tale of the transformation of a poor Polish-American girl in Nutley, New Jersey, to Glamour magazine model, to Wall Street stockbroker, to chic Connecticut caterer, to bestselling author and television star, to powerful head of a multimedia conglomerate, to belle of America's A-list glitterati ball.

Martha Stewart: Just Desserts: The Unauthorized Biography. And there are many sources! "If it is true you can't su. Oppenheimer recounts a classic Cinderella tale of the transformation of a poor Polish-American girl in Nutley, New Jersey, to Glamour magazine model, to Wall Street stockbroker, to chic Connecticut caterer, to bestselling author and television star, to powerful head of a multimedia conglomerate, to belle of America's A-list glitterati ball

Stewart, Martha, Home economists, Businesswomen.

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Is Martha Stewart possessed by Satan? . What do you think of 'What Have Fleetwood Mack, Martha Stewart, Serendipity Singers All Have In Common' pome?

Is Martha Stewart possessed by Satan? Are you a Martha Stewart or real woman type? More questions. A Martha Stewart Christmas? What do you think of 'What Have Fleetwood Mack, Martha Stewart, Serendipity Singers All Have In Common' pome? Answer Questions.

There are some minor stain marks on the bottom edge of the cover and pages as shown in the pic. Book is otherwise in very good condition. Inside pages are clean and crisp; binding tight. Harriet and the Haunted School by Martin Waddell.

Just Desserts - Martha Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography Format: Paperback Authors: Jerry Oppenheimer ISBN10: 193227023X Published: 2003-07-01 Domestic Goddess, Martha Stewart, once considered the epitome of perfection, has done a one-eighty. At the height of her game, as the head of a billion dollar corporation, she's been indicted in a shocking criminal insider trading case, and if convicted, the undisputed "doyenne of style' could be imprisoned.

You'll want to wear old clothes: Jerry Oppenheimer's biography of Style Doyenne Martha Stewart is a frenzy of.Domestic Goddess, Martha Stewart, once considered the epitome of perfection, has done a one-eighty.

You'll want to wear old clothes: Jerry Oppenheimer's biography of Style Doyenne Martha Stewart is a frenzy of mudslinging. At the height of her game, as the head of a billion dollar corporation, she's been indicted in a shocking criminal insider trading case, and if convicted, the undisputed doyenne of style' could be imprisoned.

A tell-all account of the life of the renowned hostess and domestic expert recounts her rise to fame as a writer and television star and uncovers the secrets behind her pristine image
Comments to eBook Just Desserts: Martha Stewart the Unauthorized Biography
Trex
Very good book and fast shipping too!
Boyn
Good read to see how one got started
Wenyost
Having an unsympathetic individual as a subject doesn't justify the nasty agenda in this biography. Jerry Oppenheimer has written a hateful book. Regardless of what you think of Martha Stewart, the book reflects more strongly on the author.
Brightcaster
To much detail about irrelevant things in her life.
Nicanagy
i wanted this book because my aunt norma collier was martha friend and business partner . martha*s daughter godmother is my aunt and my martha is my aunts daughter goodmother
Tygrarad
but I could not put it down! I became a fan of M.S. late (I first became really aware of her from her Holiday special w/ Julia Child)so there was much about her earlier carrier I did not know. The book was helpful in informing me about her business history and other such details of her life. That is about the only positive thing I can say about this book.
This thing seems to be such a deliberate smear campaign, I wonder how people can take it so seriously. From the first page, the author uses very slanted, deragatory prose when it is uncalled for.(in the first paragraph *in just one sentence* he refers to M.S. as raging, furious AND seething! In the next paragraph he chooses the sentence "[Andy]had fled the life they had carefully fabricated" when "carefully built" would have said the same thing, but in an even handed way. It is clear from the beginning of the book that Oppenheimer has no interest in being even handed.
Yes, he exposes flaws in M.S.s personality, but who does not have flaws? Yes, he tells us she does not write her own books, or make every concoction on her show, but she does oversee most everything in detail, and everything does reflect her style. Honestly, how could the women bake each cookie that appears on the show AND run an empire! (I do think she COULD do everything that is presented on her show, in the books and magazines.)
I always thought of M.S. as a sort of reference place, a collecter and presenter of a lot of good stuff on a wide variety of subjects, and the book has not changed my opinion of her or her magazine or show. I still like them.
I am a little put off that the author seems to paint Andy as a victim/hero. He went along willingly for the ride, and if the author paints the picture correctly, then Andy really is no great person of integrity either. After all, he urged Martha to give up her faith before he would marry her, and later walked out on his daughter without so much as a "see ya later". I am not judging Andy, simply pointing out that there is more then one side to most stories.
The last pages of the book were VERY interesting, and a little unsettling.
The book did have a little negative effect on me. When watching her show, I am left wondering how she gets along with her guests, and things of that nature. Jerry paints her as mean and unkind. However, I have heard elsewhere that she is gracious and lovely.
Final word: Powerful, independent women are sometimes made to be an unfair target. GIVE THE WOMEN A BREAK!
Wrathmaster
I am not surprised that Martha tried to stop this book from being published; Jerry Oppenheimer was threatened by Stewart and her legal arms--so he wisely attributed every single comment to the source. And there are many sources! "If it is true you can't sue." Everyone, it seems, wants to tell his or her personal story about this bizarre public figure that makes life hell for everyone around her.
This author must be smiling now because he wrote this 5 years before the current scandal over Martha's insider trading with Sam Waksal. And sure enough, this book contains a mid 1990's photo of Martha dating Sam Waksal!
The writing is New Yorker Magazine quality--erudite, well constructed, with the talent to get the characters under your skin. I really found myself sympathizing with family and friends who have suffered from Martha's tyranny. In the end it makes me think that Stewart is a warning to us all. A reminder that the "good thing" is not how material possessions look but how you feel inside. I'd rather have pizza with happy friends than suffer the stress of a "perfect" Stewart meal.
This book should be reprinted with an update on the last few years of the Martha story. Maybe this author will one day interview her cellmates?
Before the story broke about the insider trading scandal involving Martha Stewart, I did not have a good idea of who she was. I was curious to find out so I purchased "Just Desserts". The book did not seem to be a "hit piece", as others have portrayed this book. What I found was a writer who disected the image from the the real person. It is a very interesting study on Martha Stewart's troubled past regarding her domineering father and Martha's need to become rich and famous no matter what the cost and no matter who got in the way. I came away feeling very sorry for her. Whether you are a fan of her's or not, the book does a very good job of showing the fake from the real. The onscreen personae and her real actiions behind the scenes will shock and astound. The author also delves into the fantastic business savy that Stewart displayed throughout her career. She was very often underestimated, but always a step ahead of the competition. A real modern day Jeckyl and Hide story.
Not only does the book describe the interesting antics and unreal behavior of Stewart, it also touches on the gullibility of the people who surrounded her and how they naively followed her every whim. It is an interesting study of how people will believe in the image of a person and cling onto it no matter what the true reality is. In the case of several people such as her former husband and several business associates, they finally saw past the facade and saw the real person behind the disguise. This is a tragic story but very revealing on what motivates some people towards ultimate fame and power.
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