Mad Men Reading List

Mad Men
Mad Men Dream Come True TV Book - 2011 791.4572 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Swimming in the Steno Pool
Swimming in the Steno Pool A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office By Peril, Lynn Book - 2011 651.3741 P and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Analyzing Mad Men
Analyzing Mad Men Critical Essays on the Television Series Book - 2011 In-library use only in some locations
The Conquest of Cool
The Conquest of Cool Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism By Frank, Thomas Book - 1997 381.3097 F
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lady Chatterley's Lover A Propos of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" By Lawrence, D. H., 1885-1930 Paperback - 2006 CLASSICS FIC L and more… Available to borrow in some locations
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These titles are a great way to gain insight into the episodes and the social and cultural times in which the series is set. Like the set and costume design, the literary choices of the show really add a stamp of authenticity. Dipping into these classics is also a great way to help with withdrawals while waiting for new episodes to air. Some of the titles are featured prominently in the series and others are mentioned in passing. Remember the book Sally read with her grandfather at bedtime? The book on Japanese culture the agency was told to read? The scandalous book the ladies passed between each other in secret? You can find all these and more!