Alexis Stewart's book has some interesting things to say about her mother, Martha Stewart, but the homemaker guru is all smiles.
Stewart and co-author Jennifer Koppelman Hutt appeared on The Today Show on Monday and described their collaboration Whateverland: Learning to Live Here.
First of all, it's not a book about my mother, Stewart said. It's a book about growing up and learning to live with what happened of what didn't happen and being comfortable with all of that.
But some of the things Stewart wrote raised some eyebrows, such as saying that she grew up with a glue gun to her head and mentioning that her mother would leave the bathroom door open while doing her business.
Why is that embarrassing? Stewart said on The Today Show.
Everybody pees, Hutt added.
Stewart's mother is doing just fine.
On her own show, she described the book as hilarious and enlightening and encouraged people to buy it and make it a bestseller.
The book is supposed to be funny, her daughter said on The Today Show. And everyone can make funny stories up about their families and Jennifer does the same thing.
And there were no glue guns back then, she added.
My mother was a caterer and she worked very hard, Alexis said.