Martha Stewart
Born with a rubber spatula in my hand, I, Martha Stewart, came into the world on August 3rd, 1946 in Jersey City, New Jersey. My parents named me Martha Kostyra. I grew up in Nutley, New Jersey and the second oldest child in my family. As a child, I worked very hard in school and received excellent grades.During my teenage years, modeling for fashion shows and television commercials was fun . Soon my college years came and I decided to attend Barnard College, in Manhattan, New York. Picking European and Architectural history to major in was a great decision for me.


After my college years were over, I married Andrew Stewart, who attended Yale. Alexis, my daughter was born in 1965. At that time I was one of the first stockbrokers on Wall Street. Soon Andrew and I decided to pack everything and move to Westport, Connecticut. We bought a farmhouse that was ancient. It had to be restored. After the renovation was complete, I wanted to focus on gourmet cooking. Learning and training how to cook from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child made me an excellent chef.

By mastering cooking,I knew then that cooking was my passion so I started a catering business. We were famous for gourmet menus and unique ways for presenting food. After my business became a one million dollar company, Mastering how to cook, I wrote a couple of books. The titles of these books are Entertaining, Martha Stewart's Quick Cook Menus, Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres, Martha Stewart's Christmas, and Martha Stewart's Wedding Planner. As my fame grew, my marriage crumbled. Andrew and I divorced in 1990.


This divorce was not the end of the world for me. In 1991, I changed the name of my company to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc,launched my magazine called ‘Martha Stewart Living’ and couple years later, joined Wall Street again to promote my company. From 2002-2005 I was in some legal trouble but I am out of that now.Currently I have a television show about home living and sometimes have special guests on it. I am living a great life!

New Jersey should be proud of me for many reasons. One reason is that I donate to charities such as Dogs Deserve Better, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Robin Hood, Five and Alive and many more. Another reason why New Jersey should be proud of me is that I help people everyday by giving people recipes and ideas for parties and events.

By: S.B. Period 1





Sources:
A and E Television Networks
Martha Stewart
www.biography.com 2010 Internet
12/20/10

Martha Stewart's Charity Work Events and Causes
www.looktothestars.org 2010 Internet
12/21/10


Notes from Mrs. Galen: Develop a more exciting lead; look at lead handout in your writer's toolbox. Too many sentences begin with "I", look at sassy sentence handout and combine sentences in the first paragraph to improve.


comment from I.M.: I loved your intro! I loved the way you said,"Born with a rubber spatula in my hand...".
Comment from A.S.: I really liked your opening, it really hooked me on, you also did great on verb tenses throughout the biography.
Nice wiki, it's very informational and kept me hook throughout the piece.-- C.B
comment from C.H.: Your lead was great! You also put a lot of personality into your article! Great Job!