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Martha: On Trial, in Jail, and on a Comeback by Robert Slater

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Acknowledgments

In March 2004, Martha Stewart mentioned to Larry King that she thought it could be helpful to others for her to write a book about her legal case "just about what lawyer to choose, how to behave, how to attend an interview…. There's no how-to book about this…for anybody who has to go through this process, there should be some guidelines because guidelines would help."

When I read that part of the King-Stewart interview as part of my research for Martha: On Trial, in Jail, and on a Comeback, I realized that, although I was also writing a book about her legal case, my goal was entirely different from Stewart's. I was not writing a how-to book. I wanted to write a narrative about one of the most fascinating legal cases of our era, ...

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