October 4, 2011

"Mother always peed with the door open."

"I remember saying, 'You know, now I have friends over! You can't do that anymore! It's gotta stop!'"

You know, sometimes writing a memoir is a lot like peeing with the door open. And having everybody in the world over.

19 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

I do not even like peing at a row of urinals.

Fred4Pres said...

I thought MS Living did a 101 Toilet Etiquette story at least once.

Jennifer said...

I have to wonder if overbearing celebrity mothers keep managing to turn out incredibly bitter little daughters who can't wait for their chance to take Mother down or little pushovers who are easily manipulated by publishing companies.

David said...

Basic ingrate.

Doubtful that Martha was the perfect mom, but who is?Being the daughter of Martha Stewart means huge opportunities in life. This is what she made of them.

NYTNewYorker said...

What price fame?
Seems like the price is not as important as the fame sometimes.

Fred4Pres said...

What if she was not peeing in there?

EDH said...

I thought women always peed with the "doors open"?

G Joubert said...

Hey, daughter gets to make a buck too. I read that book, Just Desserts: Martha Stewart the Unauthorized Biography, way back before the criminal case, and from that it appeared Martha is quite a piece of work. And I bet she was no fun to have around the house. Coming from someone whose mother also sometimes peed with the door open.

edutcher said...

Surprised she didn't call it "Martha Dearest".

At least she didn't get beaten with coat hangers.

Although it sounds like she has it coming...

traditionalguy said...

Northern women are strange.


I have lived in Atlanta 60+ years and never even knew women peed it is done so secretly by southern women.

PETER V. BELLA said...

It's all about Martha. It always is.

rhhardin said...

I'd say it's fairly common.

A father, a former girlfriend and President Johnson come to mind instantly.

edutcher said...

With LBJ, it was a power thing, I believe.

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Bender said...

I can understand peeing with the door open more than I can understand the modern desire to have a toilet in your bedroom.

Trooper York said...

Well rh of course a woman will pee in front of you if you have her chained to a radiator. Just sayn'

dbp said...

I normally think that people who refer to their mom as "mother", were probably over-mothered as kids.

Ann Althouse said...

"I normally think that people who refer to their mom as "mother", were probably over-mothered as kids."

We referred to my mother as "Mother," and we weren't over-mothered at all.

We switched to Mother when we felt we were too old for "Mommy." But we never stopped calling Daddy "Daddy."

Neither parent was demonstratively affectionate, and both assumed we were self-reliant and non-needy.

William said...

This child stands to inherit millions. She got her mother's approval before releasing this shocking information. I bet that she's got better stories than this and the one about her mother making her wrap her Xmas presents. However, we will have to wait until after the will is probated before they are shared.... If "Mommy Dearest" has taught the abused children of Hollywood anything, it is wait until after the funeral.