Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mad for Mad Men

TV fans are abuzz with the impending arrival of Mad Men Season 3, which starts airing on AMC Aug 16th. Mad Men is a critically acclaimed TV drama about the the advertising world of 1960s USA. If you're like me and you're mad for Mad Men, but you don't get AMC, you can tide yourself over until next summer's likely release of a season 3 box set, by borrowing Mad Men Season 1 or Season 2 from the library.

If the era and/or subject of Mad Men the TV show interests you - you might want to check out some of the following as well:

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris - according to this darkly funny novel from 2007, the ad world in the 21st century is much less glamorous than the one in the 1960s

Adland: A Global History of Advertising by Mark Tungate - find out the history behind advertising from Madison Avenue and beyond.

A Freewheenin' Time: a Memoir of Greenwhich Village in the Sixties by Suze Rotolo - if you've seen enough of the 60's of the suited money makers of Madison Avenue, check out this book on the 60's counterculture in NYC

Then We Set His Hair On Fire: Insights and Accidents From a Hall of Fame Career in Advertising by Phil Dusenberry - more memoirs from advertising insiders.

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