New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2003. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 442 pp. some light edge wear; Born in a modest home in Nutley, New Jersey, Martha Stewart rose to billionaire status through a combination of talent, ambition, and luck that makes for an extremely juicy story. Christopher Byron writes about her background, her climb to fame, her business decisions, and her contradictory personality in this exhaustive look at an American phenomenon.