Martha Stewart's advocacy of homemaking has made her a household name synonymous with meticulous decorating and hostessing. A business owner, author, editor, and former stockbroker and fashion model, Stewart established a brand that has spawned numerous books, a national magazine, two popular daytime television programs, and lines of merchandise for national department stores. Though she served five months in prison in 2004 after being convicted of lying to investigators about a stock sale, she bounced back to make an even bigger name for herself upon release. ""Martha Stewart"" illuminates the life of one of the most successful businesswomen of our time.
Sherry Beck Paprocki is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of publications including Preservation and Pages magazines, the Chicago Tribune, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, and many others. She is the author of several books for youngsters, including Vicente Fox in the Major World Leaders set, Katie Couric in the Women of Achievement set, and Michelle Kwan in the Women Who Win set, all for Chelsea House. Paprocki lives near Columbus, Ohio.