Martha Stewart talks about daughter Alexis' book - See video
Alexis Stewart, daughter of media mogul Martha Stewart, made headlines earlier this week when passages from her upcoming book "Whateverland: Learning to Live Here" shed light on her mother's odd parenting skills.
However, Martha Stewart told OnTheRedCarpet.com special contributor Gina Giordan in a recent interview that despite the buzz she finds the book to be "very funny."
"I didn't quite understand some of it. I think it's a little satirical. Or, more than a little," Martha Stewart told Giordan. "I want people to understand that this is a very funny book. I laughed through the whole book. "
The book was co-written by Alexis Stewart and her radio and TV partner Jennifer Koppelman Hutt. It is set to hit shelves on October 18.
In "Whateverland: Learning to Live Here," Alexis Stewart says she "grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head." She adds that her mother "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 also reveals that the family did not celebrate Halloween, "There were no costumes. There was no anything. We turned off all the lights and pretended we weren't home."
Alexis Stewart also allegedly writes that her mother is a hoarder and had "a very hands-off approach to child rearing." However, perhaps proving Martha Stewart's point that the book is satirical, Alexis Stewart dedicated the book to Martha Stewart.
Alexis Stewart, 46, is the only child of Martha Stewart and her ex-husband Andrew Stewart. She also used to host the Sirius Satellite Radio show "Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer" until June 2011. Alexis Stewart became the mother of a baby girl, named Jude, via a surrogate mother in March.
Additional reporting by Gina Giordan, special contributor to KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).