This went on for years. I love that Pasternak knows that, at some point, everyone's life will come undone. They first met over a garden gate in Westport, Connecticut - two suburban wives wedded to successful men but with grand aspirations of their own. I read a lot and this book had me rushing home from work to read the next chapter. Friendship between women is never simple and this one was no exception.
Mainly, I thought that she and Martha deserved one another as friends. Martha Stewart lost her court case. How someone could stay friends with someone who pulls the stunts she pulls is unbelievable. You had to be hurt when Mariana testified against you at your trial. That she is a mere victim of circumstance and happenings in a world that made decisions for her. Sadly, the majority of friendships---even very good ones---tend to go awry for a variety of reasons. Stewart and Andy Stewart, then her husband, Ms.
She acts like she didn't write any of this to hurt Martha, that she is completely guilt-free of any wrongdoing regarding the friendship, and that we are supposed to actually believe she knew nothing about the insider trading information for which Martha went to jail. The author of the book had a strange dependent relationship with Martha that could be labeled as pathologic for both women. Then, Mariana hangs out with her, taking all the benefits that being Martha's friend entails, great vacations. So we have two people in this story, one a frequent friend abuser and another staying around to be abused. First, I'm not sure what the point of the book is.
Mariana Pasternak dropped more names than Barbara Walters in her book. S74 b P38 2009 082 0 4 a 338. Whether you love her, hate her, or don't really care, it's always tempting to read what someone has to say about her. The bottom line, if you can't afford it, don't borrow the money and then moan about it. Others are two black and white to allow that crack in their armor.
Instead, the author provides an excellent case study of betrayal. I paid the other, no strings attached or interest on nay monies. Pasternak walks a wide circle around her, or you may be the subject of her next tell-all book. The links are provided by this site's users or search engine. Pasternak appears to have been a once-willing companion who in retrospect views these adventures resentfully. By 1981 she had become engaged to a doctor and moved with him to Westport, where a predatory blond neighbor — Ms. This is a wonderful, endearing book told courageously with gentle truths and hard ones, joys and pain.
Signed, The Friendship Doctor please-your thoughts must be if I write this maybe Martha will notice me. And I think she says it all so beautifully. The end of the affair. I didn't read this book to be wowed by Pasternak's literary talents, I simply wanted details on her relationship with the famous Ms. I assume I was to feel some sort of pity for this woman, but she sounds just as dreadful as she makes Stewart out to be. But what Pasternak does not ask is what happens when the life that is lost is not worth salvaging.
Stewart — dropped in unexpectedly one day. When she talks about how the perfume she wears smells so much better on her than it does on Martha. Nothing new but I do love reading biiographical novels. She tries to imply Martha is a bad person but provides no supporting evidence for this. Then, Mariana hangs out with her, taking all the benefits that being Martha's friend entails, great vacations.
I have long been a fan of sucking it up and moving on. Women share emotions and feelings with close friends that they may not even be able to share with a husband or sister. The depth of their friendship not only benefited them both but also influenced how they defined themselves, through good times and bad. Some friends can rise above and find the gray area of compromise and negotiation. I also found the whole Martha Stewart branding interesting, how Stewart rose from catering local parties to a billionairess who wants for nothing except, I guess, true love. It is your own responsibility to adhere to these terms.
She constantly claims Martha is embarrassing those around her, though I think she seems amusing and sometimes a little bawdy. Clearly, Mariana felt like she could never measure up to you because she goes to great lengths to make the case that she was more attractive, more desirable to men, a better mother, more grounded, and more cultured. God, there's so many reasons to hate her. Over complicated writing and references to movies, books, artists and architecture that has relevance to the author, but not the story or the reader for that matter. However, she broke the law and served her time. These two brilliant women however find solace and fun, adventure and love in their friendship. Although the friendship ended because of Martha's trial, Mariana still delivers a very sympathetic view of Martha and a not-always-great one of herself.