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Being Martha

The Inside Story of Martha Stewart and Her Amazing Life
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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A missed opportunity

I was looking forward to this book. However it’s to sycophantic and detract from the story. I understand the author is a friend but he could have been a little more objective.

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  • Armani
  • 03-07-13

Excellent Book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It offers a very fair neutral look at Martha Stewart.(One of my idols). I highly recommend it!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-05-11

A view to Martha Stewart's life from the inside

The author is Martha Stewart's friend and he makes that perfectly clear. That said, I think he does a good job at being impartial. Provides good descriptions of how it all started however doesn't go as much into how the business grew after a while.
If you want to know more and learn from Martha Stewart, I find this a good book to start.

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  • Clare Caron
  • 20-10-17

an enjoyable biography.

A bit dated now (it ends over ten years ago) but a well written insight into Martha Stewart, her background, personality. and business savvy. Great read for the female (& male) entrepreneur, if a bit daunting as nobody is going to be Martha and not everyone is that driven or comfortable with being that driven. Her strength through her trial, incarceration and her return/comeback is inspiring to anyone.

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  • PasserBy
  • 23-05-17

Too biased. Didn't finish the book

I was really interested to hear Martha's biography and life story however was put off by the constant bias and justification attempts of her actions to the point I was not interested in hearing any more
Would have been a lot better to tell the story as is - or as told by people that know her without the added justifications and have the reader form their own opinion ( see Steve jobs biography it's not all pretty but tells the story as is good bad nice and ugly )
Too bad it was not written objectively