Martha Stewart on Her Dogs’s Book Deal


Our party reporter Bennett Marcus is a genius and a martyr. After he got to the bottom of the logic-defying success of Martha Stewart’s dogs Francesca and Sharkey, we learned that the two French bulldogs (who co-write the blog The Daily Wag) not only have made the morning-show circuit, but have also scored a publishing deal. So we forced Bennett to ask Martha Stewart whether she thought it was fair that her two twenty-pound dogs were being paid to author a book when they have no thumbs, and your Daily Intel writers, who weigh significantly more and do have thumbs, were not. The domestic diva paused to consider this question, “I think it’s a perfect state of affairs,” she said with a shrug. Burn.