Christopher Muther | STYLE

How I learned to stop worrying and love Martha Stewart

Many of us find it easier to mock the work of Martha Stewart than to appreciate what she’s done, which is to encourage the masses to make Thanksgiving centerpieces in the shape of a turkey using nothing more than gourds (harvested from our own gardens), a hot glue gun, a few gallons of glitter, and sheer pluck.

I was just as guilty when it came to dismissing Martha. When her “Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook’’ was released in 2007 I thought, “Well here’s a real first world problem. We just don’t know how to clean anymore because Merry Maids has been rounding up our dust bunnies for far too long.’’

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