The New York Times’ Deborah Solomon interviews Martha Stewart, revealing some interesting facts about the czarina of crafts:
Tell us about your childhood in Nutley, N.J.
I grew up in a very modest home. We grew a lot of our food in our backyard; we fished; my brothers hunted.
Where does your ambition come from? Did you have a critical mom?
No. Not at all. I had a critical father. I’m more like my father. He was a sales rep for pharmaceutical companies.
Did he spank you with a paddle?
No, with a spoon, a wooden spoon.