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The Martha manual : how to do (almost) everything / Martha Stewart.
ISBN:
9781328927323
Publication Information:
Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

©2019
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400 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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Summary

Summary

Essential life skills from America's most trusted lifestyle expert--together in one beautiful and practical handbook, with hundreds of ideas, instructions, and inspirations

Martha Stewart is America's go-to source for the best answers to nearly every question. As an authority on the many worlds upon which she's built her domestic empire, she can advise on everything from creating a cutting garden and setting the table to playing classic lawn games or building a campfire. Whether it's organizing, celebrating, cleaning, decorating, or any number of other life skills, these are the time-tested, Martha-approved strategies for frequent challenges and basic how-to knowledge that everyone should have at the ready. Also included are plenty of solutions for the not-so-common conundrums, such as how to transport a decorated cake, bathe a cat, or fold an American flag. With hundreds of expert tips and useful insights in an easy-to-follow format, this is the manual you need to learn how to do everything--the Martha way.


Author Notes

MARTHA STEWART is America's most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher, and the author of more than 90 books on cooking, entertaining, crafts, homekeeping, gardening, weddings, and decorating.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Lifestyle maven Stewart (Martha's Flowers) offers an easy-to-navigate and attractive guidebook covering a wide array of topics, from organizing the entrance to one's home to traveling with pets. The book addresses common and several not-so-common how-to questions ("'-how-to' could be my middle name," she writes) and is-not surprisingly-exceedingly well-organized. The dozen major sections address how to "Organize," "Fix and Maintain," "Refresh and Embellish" (e.g., by re-covering a chair), "Clean," "Launder," "Craft and Create" (embroidering a pillow), "Garden and Grow," "Host and Entertain," "Enjoy" (hanging a hammock or practicing sun salutations), "Cook," "Celebrate" (birthdays, etc.) and "Care for Pets." Accompanying visuals further clarify the instructions: for example, readers will find diagrams on how to fold "oddball fitted sheets" for neat placement in a linen closet; the utilitarian "how to fix toilets" section includes a rudimentary "anatomy of a toilet" diagram-as well as the warning, "don't panic." "Martha Must" comments throughout amplify Stewart's personal touch, evoking a cozy yet pragmatic mind-set (keep a basket of nonskid socks by the entrance for visitors as part of a no-shoe policy). Visually appealing and packed with inspiring ideas and lucid instructions, this delightfully useful manual will be a shoo-in for inclusion in any Stewart fan's home library. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.