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Martha Stuart's Better Than You at Entertaining: (A Parody) Paperback – Bargain Price, April 18, 1996
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Hilarious. -- Publisher's Weekly
Top Customer Reviews
The "Papal Visit" I wasn't crazy 'bout, but that definitely had some hilarious moments, including a sidebar that describes her pilfering other people's figurines and knicknacks. "Garden Party" includes the mind-numbing recipes for "Hand Picked Field Salad" which will make you cry; and the flambe-related Smoked Woodchuck.
In the matter of taste and refinement, nothing can beat the "circumcision day" chapter, with recipes that will make you shriek. And for Valentine's Day, Martha shows us how to souse and seduce... or just souse. Then she flits back to her childhood for "Mother's Day," going over various "regular" meals by her mama. The next chapter describes how to have a beach cookout, with one of the worst fish visuals I've ever seen!
"Christmas/Holiday Decorating" describes how you can horrify your friends and neighbors with perfect holiday decorating; the piece de resistance, however, is the chapter on Death and what to do if one of your guests dies ("Quickly, while you still can, shape and level the deceased's hand to hold a serving tray and begin setting out hors d'oeuvres..."
This book is written in a bitingly satirical style, and is graced by various straight-faced photos of "Martha" taking the necessary actions, such as preparing a tasteful lined coffin or cheerfully roping a date. And the cover is just a delight! As is this book!
(If you are a die-hard fan of Martha, however, do not read this book. Ever. You will explode)
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If you're a Martha Stewart fan - or even if you're not - this was funny. Worth purchasing for the coffee tablePublished on January 12, 2014 by pretty fun
Fun humorous parody of Martha Stuart Living and her other monthly magazines.
Readers or followers of Martha Stuart will enjoy these parodies.
how can you not love a magazine like this parody. i especially loved the cocktail party for the pope. only martha can make canopies from comunion and make it work.Published on August 9, 2013 by edward b. melotto