Today Show: Martha Stewart Interview With Matt Lauer
Martha Stewart grew up in a modest home as one of six children. Today she is one of the most powerful women in the home decorating universe. Her rule is law in the wedding and party planning world. She experienced prison when she made false statements about her stock.
Martha told Matt Lauer that she was very confident throughout her career. She believes that many people would have preferred to see her fail, but she knew she was a good person.
Martha Stewart Writing Autobiography About Jail Time
“When you know inside that you are good, that you have done well and that you are an honest person, then you know that you can live through disaster,” Martha Stewart said.
Martha said she doesn’t think about the past often, but she is beginning her autobiography. She said that her prison time will be a “big, fat interesting chapter.” She said that it was a terrible time in her life. She learned that she is a survivor and stronger than people give her credit for.
Many people would have prefered for her to just fall by the wayside and not be the authority on beautiful things. Martha said that she is criticized because she is too confident. She said that she does take constructive criticism to heart, but the words that come from a place of hate fall on deaf ears.
Martha Stewart: Legal Battle With Macy’s & JCPenney
Macy’s and JCPenney are currently in a contract battle to carry her products in their stores. Macy’s claims they had a special deal with Stewart to be the exclusive carriers of her brand. JCPenney says differently. Martha said that this battle is just a contract case and could be good for her company.
Martha Stewart: Making Dresses Out Of Dish Towels
The current project on Martha Stewart’s plate is her new grandchildren. She told Matt Lauer that her next article for her magazine is about turning vintage dishtowels into dresses for young girls. She said that her grandchildren really keep her going.
Martha said her best advice came from her father.
He told her, “Martha, you are a bright young woman. You can do anything you set your mind to because you are a hard worker.”