Definitely Not Martha Stewart by Janice Wells
Domestic Tales of Starting Over

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Funny and moving, Definitely Not Martha Stewart is one woman’s story about starting over after 20 years of marriage. With wry humor and down-to-earth candor, author Janice Wells struggles through the real world of little money and no time or desire to take care of necessary tasks like fluting mushroom caps and monogramming a door mat. From the realities of moving (“I finally found my martini glass, wrapped in swaddling underwear and lying in a roaster”) to household tips (“to loosen a rusty bolt, soak a rag in Coke, wrap it around the bolt, add the rest to a couple of ounces of rum, drink slowly, then try the bolt”) to frank confessions (“thinking about how long it’s been since you cleaned the tub can take the joy right out of a bubble bath”), Definitely Not Martha Stewart strikes a chord with non–Martha Stewart types everywhere.
 

About Janice Wells

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Best selling author JANICE WELLS has been observing and commenting on current and political affairs for television and radio in Newfoundland and Labrador since she covered Frank Moores' breakthrough election for CBC in 1972. Her work has appeared in national newspapers and magazines in Canada and the US and her popular weekly lifestyle column "Definitely Not Martha Stewart" is in its tenth year in several Atlantic Canadian newspapers. Her previous books The Gin & Tonic Gardener , Definitely Not Martha Stewart and Another Splash of the Gin & Tonic Gardener established her as a frank and humorous chronicler of daily life. Frank Moores: The Time of His Life is her first biography.
 
Published March 11, 2008 by Key Porter Books. 192 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment, Parenting & Relationships.