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The inside story from behind the scenes--the first book on the Martha trial, her humbling experience at Camp Cupcake and her comeback!
Martha Stewart is the most famous and wealthy woman on earth--a person whose name is a brand and whose influence touches virtually every home in North America. This is the Martha Stewart story you have never heard It is the
behind-the-scenes story of arrogance and miscalculation that led Martha to a trial that should never have happened...her life in a federal prison cell, told by those who were there...her personal transformation...and finally, her carefully plotted comeback...all the way to The Apprentice and beyond. This gripping narrative reads like a mystery novel and draws upon dozens of exclusive interviews including candid discussions with many principals associated with Martha's trial.
In Martha: On Trial, In Jail, and On a Comeback, You'll go behind the scenes through every phase of Martha's fall and rise: the crime itself; the indictment and both sides' trial strategy; the damning testimony of star witness Douglas Faneuil and Martha's long-time friends; the tearful and
shocking testimony of her decades' long personal testimony; the verdict and more. Robert Slater spoke to insiders at Alderson Federal Prison Camp to gain insight into Martha's prison life and behavior, including her relationship with
inmates and prison authorities and how she began plotting her comeback even while still in prison.
Last but not least, he reveals the PR campaign to resurrect Martha's reputation: one that is making her the first convicted business leader of her stature to come back stronger than ever before.
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Cast of Characters xiii
PART ONE: A MINOR MISTAKE 1
Chapter 1: That’s Very Martha 3
Chapter 2: Saving $45,000 11
Part TWO: I DID NOTHING WRONG 35
Chapter 3: The Probe Begins 37
Chapter 4: I Am Innocent 57
Chapter 5: The Secret Public Relations Campaign 75
Chapter 6: Forty-One Pages to Chew Over 91
PART THREE: SHOWDOWN AT FOLEY SQUARE 109
Chapter 7: Opening Days 111
Chapter 8: Star Witness: “Baby” Testifies 133
Chapter 9: With Friends Like This… 143
Chapter 10: Sitting in Stony Silence 155
PART FOUR: WHAT A WASTE 167
Chapter 11: The Verdict Is In 169
Chapter 12: Purgatory 181
PART FIVE: THE UNLIKELY PRISONER 199
Chapter 13: Otherwise Occupied at Yale 201
Chapter 14: The Electronic Anklet Lady 217
PART SIX: THE COMEBACK 235
Chapter 15: Heroine Before the Cameras 237