Based on some four hundred exclusive, candid interviews with family members, confidantes, colleagues, and present and former friends and associates, this scrupulously researched investigative biography tells for the first time the real story of Martha Stewart's personal life, and her phenomenal rise to the top. 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. And it is all described in fascinating, juicy detail by the people who helped her - and by those she stepped on along the way. This is an intriguing, explosive tale that will surprise and shock even the most ardent Martha Stewart fans. Whether you love Martha Stewart or loathe her, you will be amazed by the stunning revelations in this book. Martha Stewart - JUST DESSERTS shatters the myth of the Perfect Martha once and for all - and that's good thing.